For 22 years the Carolina Renaissance Festival has been held within just a few miles of my front door, here is the shocker, I had never attended not one time. As I sit here writing this, I am kicking myself for not going all those years. It was a blast, a total blast. Let me just say that I do not understand the costumes and some of the things that go on at the show but, even with that being said it was still very cool. I took my best friend Missy and our 5 kids ranging from ages 10 to 16. I wanted to get a kids perspective on the festival. At the end of a wonderful day, we all loved the Carolina Renaissance Festival and think this may become a yearly trip. People dress up in costumes and it is really a sight to see. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring a costume with you, they rent them at the front gate. We passed on the costume renting but, will keep that option open in the future.
The stilt walker was part of a show called Barely Balanced(top right) Random girls sitting under a true singing songs(bottom right) This was an entire family that dressed up. The costumes were very detailed(left)
Barely Balanced acrobatic show was the best show that we saw all day. These 2 guys and a girl team have some real skill and they were very entertaining. This show was full of juggling, comedy and danger.
The jousting is a show that you have to see while at the festival.
We rode a Camel around for a little while, not the most comfortable mode of travel but, an experience.
The Artisan Market was really nice little shops full crystal balls, pottery, candles and anything that a person may need at a Renaissance Festival.