Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival? You know, where people of all backgrounds get together, dress up and pretend like we’re back in the renaissance period of time?
It may sound crazy, but here in Michigan, we have a fun event that comes back every year, and has been going on since 1979 – the Michigan Renaissance Festival, which takes place in Holly, Mich. each weekend during the early fall.
I have some fond memories of going to this festival when I was younger. Growing up as a community theater gal, I was attracted to all the mini performances that happen, as well as the characters many of the people who walk around portray. Plus, it’s just a fun excuse to get some mad people watching in and eat a giant turkey leg or soup in a bread bowl like a barbarian.
This past weekend, thanks to winning a Twitter contest with Visit Detroit for tickets, I was able to go and take the hubby, my mom, my grandma and Little K. And boy did we have an adventure!
Since I couldn’t just choose a few pics to share, I’ve included a bunch. Be on the lookout for a photo of me circa 1997 at the Renaissance Festival, plus a leprechaun, a Gandalf lookalike and a man balancing a 15-foot bench…on his chin.
These photos represent just a smidgen of the crazy time we had…and I’m already excited to go again next year. I just need to find a costume.
Is there any place you’ve gone and dressed up outside of Halloween events?
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