02 July 2007

Renaissance Festival, Colorado

Welcome back to my blog! King Henry invited us to spend the day at the 2007 Colorado Renaissance Festival. So we took him up on his offer and attended the festival's 31st season on Saturday 30th June.

The festival takes you on a magical tour through time and legend, taking you back to the 16th Century.

As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, you'll experience thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.

There is a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival's seven stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created. Impromptu encounters with the royalty and peasantry of Tudor England are commonplace. We met all kinds, from jousters to jugglers to minstrels to maidens faire, all schooled in art of interactive theatre! This year, there was some new entertainment, which had been summoned by Good King Henry.

As we walked around, we saw plenty of classical creativity and craftsmanship of over 200 skilled artisans exhibiting in a wide variety of mediums including fine art, glassblowing, pottery, jewelry, wood working, blacksmithing, leather working and more.

Don't eat much before you arrive at the festival, so you can take advantage of the great food being offered. Your taste buds will be pleaseed with such renaissance delicacies as turkey drumsticks, steak on a stake, roasted corn, Leonardo DaVinci meatball sandwich, artichokes, a variety of sausage on a stick, and more.

An assortment of the finest ales and drinks are available to quench the heartiest of thirsts.

To view photo's of our visit to this year's Renaissance festival, go to the link below:


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