Huzzah! It’s the Renaissance Festival!

And I bet he made this costume all by himself

And I bet he made this costume all by himself

The bright colors, the costumes, the rich smell of roasted turkey legs and the slightly pungent odor of the fat guy eating one… all hallmarks of the annual tradition that I’ve come to love.

I’ve been attending renaissance festivals for over 30 years. I’ve been to small ones in Wisconsin, medium sized ones in Florida and the grand daddy of them all in Phoenix. From jousting to human chess matches to the clever wit of the comedic performers, there’s just nothing like it. Where else can you go to see full figured women in low cut tops with their massive breasts spilling out while they spew idioms like “Prithee” and “M’lord”?

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