Posted on 1st Dec 2015
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Did you ever speculate about what it would be like to become a wizard, elf, queen, king or wizard for a day or two? Of course, the days when people dressed as knights, kings, elves or queens are long gone. However, there are many groups or organizations formed today that put on Renaissance events to replicate the medieval times. At these Renaissance fairs, people dress up in their most desired costumes, celebrating an age when elegance, beauty and sophistication were sought after.
Going to the Renaissance Festival
Renaissance festivals will usually be open to the public on weekends. What a weekend to enjoy the medieval life and fulfill your fantasy as many people have come to realize. Most people just attend the renaissance fair for fun and to take advantage of the opportunity to get away from everyday life and the worries that come with it. This is an amazing practice, especially for those who have not been able to have this experience.
What to Expect
At the Renaissance festival, attendees can also be spectators of the Renaissance life and what it was like for people during the Middle Ages. If you want to find some kind of entertainment in a traditional and interactive setting, you will love the renaissance festival. You will have the opportunity to take a trip back into the past and see what medieval people really experienced. Of course, you have to think about the type of Renaissance clothing you will wear to exemplify your chosen character. You will also be able to participate in jousting tournaments, eat renaissance foods like turkey, which was the food of choice during the medieval times. You would love the live action role play called larping where people dress up in costume and actually act the part.
Live action role play is one of the highlights of any Renaissance festivals. You get to bring your character to life. It brings Renaissance characters to life. It is truly an adventure, filled with dragons and dungeons just as in the early medieval times. The atmosphere is filled with combat and excitement as players take it to another level. You will dress up in real medieval garb and carry foam weapons and armors. You will speak the language and dress the part, a chance to drown out the worries of your everyday life.
At some Renaissance festivals, you will even get to see a make-shift medieval castle, which is also one of the highlights of the weekend. Who wouldn’t want to experience such an historic show of respect for the middle ages? So, if you want to retreat and live a medieval lifestyle, the best way to do so is to attend a world-class Renaissance festival and escape from your current modern world, even for a weekend.
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