Renaissance Faires I have visited
Renaissance Pleasure Faire S. California 1998-2001, 2009, 2011-2012
Bristol Renaissance Faire Bristol, WI Aug. 2002
King Richard's Faire Carver, MA Sept-Oct. 2003
Kansas City Renaissance Faire Bonner Springs, KS Sept. 2003 & Sept 2004
Minnesota Renaissance Faire Shakopee, MN Sept. 2003
North Carolina Renaissance Faire Raleigh, NC March 27, 2004
The Escondido Renaissance Faire Escondido, CA April 3, 2004, Nov. 1, 2008, May 2, 2009
Sterling Renaissance Festival Sterling, NY July 2004
Vermont Renaissance Festival VT 2004
California City Renaissance Faire Calif. City, CA October 2008, 2011
We are in truth the people who use up all of our vacation time and much of our savings to attend Renaissance Festivals.
We rise hours before dawn and travel hundreds of miles just to step back in time for a few hours.
We are the people who lovingly work on our garb all year long until it matches the image in our minds eye. In some cases our footwear may be more costly than the vehicles that we drive!
We are the people surfing the web in the dark and dead of a winters night, trying to capture a little warmth out of a Renaissance site.
We are the so called "grown-ups" who squeal like children when the parade goes by.
We are the men who, in our hearts, see ourselves as Knights, defending the virtues of chivalry and valor in a modern age so often lacking in honor.
We are the Wizards and the Fairies who insist that there is still some magic to be found in this tired old world.
We are the dedicated artisans who know that they must create with their hands in order to truly feel alive.
We are the performers who've forsaken the security of 9-5 for the pure joy of standing before a roaring crowd.
We are the kids, who've known all along that this is how life is supposed to be lived anyhow.
We are the bawdy Scots. The carefree Gypsies. The mischievous Goblins. The naughty Wenches.
We are in short, the people, the Renfolk, the very lifeblood of the Renaissance experience.
Masuggah the Trader - used with permission