Renaissance Festivals

Read about Renaissance Faires and Festivals, their history and where you can find them.

14 Tips To Have A Magical Visit To The Central Coast Renaissance Festival

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival will turn San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Park into a Renaissance village on July 15 & 16, 2017. This isn’t like any other summer festival, so here’s some advice on what to expect and how to get the most enjoyment out of this unique experience. From the moment you arrive, […]

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Food and Your Life Style

In general, people eat two meals a day: Dinner, at midday say 11:00 or 12:00 Supper, in the evening, about 6:00. Husbandmen and others whose work is never done may have their supper as late as 9:00. It is best to refer to having dinner instead of lunch or even luncheon. Invite people to dine […]

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The Shakespeare Book

The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. From Shakespeare’s most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every […]

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How To Disguise Your Portable Pavilion for Renaissance Faires and Medieval Events

Get Medieval on Your Pop-Up How To Disguise Your Portable Pavilion for Renaissance Faires and Medieval Events by Randall Whitlock Earlier versions of this article appeared in the January, 2006 Cactus Needles, the January, 2006 Connotations, and in my collection, Yardstick and Chalk: Randwulf’s Ramblings on Costume Volume 2. This page is a work in progress. I intend to add […]

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More Fun Language Tips

Antique language isn’t necessarily “big words” or curious sentence structure. Try these. (Note that “an” means “if”.) Instead Of… Say… Okay Very well, ‘Tis done, As you will, Marry shall I Wow! Marry! ‘Zounds (God’s wounds, pron: ZOONDS) I’faith! Hey-ho! God’s Death! What ho! Excuse me Forgive me, Pray pardon, I crave your forgiveness, By your […]

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Costuming For The Renaissance Festival

If this is your first visit to our Renaissance Festival you probably won’t be in costume, and that is perfectly fine. However, if the Renaissance spirit grabs you, you’ll soon be longing for a costume to be more a part of the fantasy. Starting as a peasant is a good first step, as the clothes […]

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ATMs On Site

Of course we want you to bring as much money as you can and spend it with our wonderful vendors. Don’t worry if you run out… we have two ATMs so you can always get more!   😎      

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Knight Tournaments: Fatality or Fame?

Knight Tournaments: Fatality or Fame? By: Susan Thread As symbols of respect in addition to valor, knights turned out to be a staple amongst stuff that demonstrated how it ended up being within the Middle Ages. If you have researched them close enough, knights are an intriguing mix of all the things that made males […]

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Where Are The Renaissance Faires?

Renaissance Faires and Festival have become so popular they can now be found in almost every state. There are several links online to faire locations, so just do an internet search, but here’s a good start: http://www.renfaire.com/Sites/

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Renaissance and Tudor Festivals

Renaissance and Tudor Festivals By Rachael Cox and Hayley Amber Cox Renaissance festivals, Medieval fairs, Tudor theme days. Whatever you call them, they are an increasingly popular event seen up and down the land in the spring and summer months. My new found passion for authentic Tudor costume led me to the discovery of the exciting […]

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Costuming at a Renaissance Festival When You’re VERY Pregnant and Wanting to Look Your Best

Costuming at a Renaissance Festival When You’re VERY Pregnant and Wanting to Look Your Best By Matt Scho My husband and I attend the local renaissance festival every year, often going three or four times a season. We have four young children and it would seem I’ve been very pregnant for the last ren fairs. […]

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What is a Renaisssance Festival?

Renaissance Fairs Are Festivals of Spring Renaissance fairs were celebrated as festivals of spring. A celebration of the end of another harsh winter, and the promise of the rebirth of the land and the new crops to come. The essentials of mediaeval life that were celebrated every year between the end of winter and the beginning of spring. During […]

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Renaissance Weddings

Going Back In Time: Plan A Renaissance Period Wedding By Amy Spade With the romantic feelings in the air, it’s no wonder that a classic theme of weddings is the renaissance or medieval times. There is a sense of chivalry and grace in that period that is easily captured for a wedding theme. Creating the […]

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