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Ren Fest

This is a discussion on Ren Fest within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Attended a small Renaissance Festival recently. Don't know if these crop up in other countries, ...

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    Attended a small Renaissance Festival recently. Don't know if these crop up in other countries, but for those who have never heard of such, Ren Fests are built around the theme of the Renaissance. Folks who attend often dress up in medival garb and the entertainments offered also reflect that time period: jousting, jugglers, musicians, comedic acts (often of a rather bawdy nature and, of course, all sorts of shops selling various wares ). While they occur every year within driving distance for me, I generally only attend every few years so as not to get bored. This was quite a small festival so there was much less to see. On the plus side it wasn't terribly crowded and it was a very nice day. So now a few pics:

    The characters one might run into at such a festival run the gamut from the beautiful



    to the not so beautiful



    to those whose feelings you definitely wouldn't want to hurt



    and, of course, a whole range in between





    Of the entertainers there, this gent -- new to the circuit -- was one of the better ones.






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    Very nice, I'd love to see this fest.I've never heard before this kind of festival in Brasil. I like it i supose one gets lot of fun over there. I loved the second pic. hehe

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    Oh I LOVE the Ren Fests! The best I've ever been to was in Canton, TX. Here in Pensacola, FL they have been putting one on for the last 3 years and it is slowly getting better. The raptor shows, the dancing, the comedians, and the jousting are my favs. Speaking of bawdy (it's not quite that way in NW FL yet), my husband calls them 'hooter fests'. All in all a lot of fun. Go see if you get the chance! Thanks for the pics, Pavel.

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    good shots!

    were they selling some medieval orchids too? lol

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    Hey, that looks fun! Great costumes. Never been to one of these, but had some friends who loved them so much that when they got married, they did the wedding in this manner. That was fun!

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    Hey nice pictures ! I have never seen a Ren fest before but was familiar about them from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    good shots!

    were they selling some medieval orchids too? lol
    Alas, none to be found!


    I'm actually surprised you haven't attended one, Bruce. Seems like something you would enjoy being a drama teacher and all.

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    Great Pics, we had a huge Ren park in MD which ran for 6 or 8 weekends in the fall. It was a great time.
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