Translation: NC Renaissance Festival 2016
This is really less a trip report and more just photos because we had limited time and mostly just watched shows and walked around. I hate I've missed this over the last 6 years I've been here, so I'll be spending a day there next year.
The front gate of the Faire.
All of this, of course, stays here all year, as the Festival is only open for about 2 months. But it is ALWAYS packed (at least judging by the area around it) and it's lasted, I believe, around 25 years, so it must be making the money.
The Faire was much, much larger than I thought it would be. I was expecting a few buildings and shows, and I knew they had a couple of small rides. But in the end, it was really huge.
Sadly the castle maze was for kids. I really think they could/should have one for adults here, they have plenty of room to do it.
One of the rides. They had a few, and each cost a couple dollars each.
The first area was basically a field with an open midway and buildings. Then you get to a few points that are in the woods. Still with lots of buildings and stages.
Everywhere there were things to do. Shopping, food, shows, performers, rides, etc.
It was time traveler weekend, so there were loads of costumed characters of different types.
I love Steam Punk, and there was a lot of it here.
This guy was very friendly.
The girl in the red skirt was the first to die.
Jousting was really cool. I'd never seen this live before.
Our guy for our side was winning, and had won the previous joust earlier in the day, but we left after the first round to watch a comedy show.
The King and Queen preside over the crowd.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
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