Soon after the Scottish Games I went to my first Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, Maryland. The Festival is amazing, it allows you to experience something really different from your regular everyday life. As soon as you pass through the gates you become a part of the feast in Revel Grove, a village in Oxfordshire, England. Why? Because, this year’s story line was the Royal visit by King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon in Revel Grove. You can see the King, Queen, the royal court and foreign guests. They are definitely enjoying themselves.
The weekend of 19th and 20th of September was a Pirate weekend, and there were many pirates of all sizes, shapes and forms.
However, pirates did not completely take over. There was lots of entertainment, with The Sirens, The O’Danny Girls, Cu Dubh to name a few. And music was not the only thing you can enjoy. There were short versions of Shakespeare’s plays, acrobats, juggling, jousting and many other attractions.
Shakespeare would have been proud watching those short versions at the Globe Theater.
A lot of action and entertainment was at The Joust Arena with the Return of the Black Knight Joust. Horses and knights were all action on this hot day in a very dusty arena.
In all the excitement there were moments just worth seeing, here are a few of my favorite moments from the festival.
I enjoyed the time at the Renaissance Festival and if yo have not been to one, go and have fun! Huzzah!