Renaissance Festival in Maryland/Mini TB meet up #2
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October 12th, 2008 – by: missandrea81
Mark met us at the gate after we stood in line to get our tickets ($18 per person).He then walked us around a little bit, to get something to drink and take in the atmosphere. The festival goes on once every year (August to October), but the renaissance town remains year around in a little piece of forest. It has a authentic feel to it.
We met up with Lena, Mark's wife, and watched a comedy show together. (I'm sure Mark and Lena know exactly what it was called). It consisted of two guys sword fighting and making foul jokes at each others expense. Then one of the guys was laying down on a nail bed and the other attempted to break a brick on the poor guys chest or well, a bit lower then that. After the show we got some food. Turkey legs seemed to be very popular since we stood in line for quite a while to get a taste of them.
After we ate, Mark and Lena showed us the rest of the festival. We walked around exploring all the different stands with handmade goods. Some sold art others sold costumes and swords. You can get henna tatoos made or get your hair braided. There are also more food stands with everything you could possible be hungry for. We walked through a maze and a museum with very eerie things in jars, like gremlins and fairies. We saw a hypnotist's show; He made people get really hot, almost to the point were they would have started to take their clothes off. They also had a jousting show, but we didn't stick around very long since it was in the sun and it was HOT.
It was about an hour before closing and we decided to head out to Mark and Lena's place.
P.S: We really enjoyed the renaissance fest as first time visitors. Mark and Lena are regulars and visit a couple of times each season, since they live close by. The only thing that I would pick on is the bathroom situation. Make sure you have a couple of hand wipes with you since there are no sinks.
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