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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Good morning! today's post is about the Michigan Renaissance Festival. We went to that Sunday morning. We thought Sunday was going to be the nicest day of the weekend, but we were wrong. It was cloudy, cool, with drizzly rain all morning. We arrive at the festival around 10, but sat in the car until the rain stopped. At least for the time being.
We've never been to this before, and it was quite the experience. They have an entire medieval village permanently set up here. And use it only 7 weekends a year. This was there first weekend. If you've never been to this before, you gotta try it. It was great fun. A lot of the people who come to this, dress up also, so you feel as if you've really gone back in time.
Here's just a few pics.

This was the Washing Well Wenches. As you can see it was raining during the show. The festival goes on, rain or shine. Craig bought us cheap rain covers, so we stayed dry.
They even had a joust! great fun, even though it was a bit corny at times.

And this is just one area of the village. They were selling all kinds of merchandise, food and drink. You've got to try the Smoked Turkey Legs! There were a total of 16 stages showing everything from jugglers, knife throwing, fire breathing and on and on. We would have stayed longer if not for the crappy weather. We'll definitely be back another time.
Then it was back to the campground to relax, and dismantle our site in preparation for an early morning drive home.
And once incidents! And of course now that were back home, it's going to be 85 and sunny today.


  1. We have a Renaissance festival here in Florence every October but we are usually away on vacation.

  2. Oh that sounds like a lot of fun!--Randy