Today I went to the Carolina Renaissance Festival with my two sisters. That sort of thing is another of my great loves. I love the food, all the people in costume, and all the artisan booths. It’s really fun to see. In a way, it reminds me of a “outdoors con”, if that makes sense. I’ve always wanted to go in costume, but out of the 4 or 5 times that I have attended, I haven’t done that yet. One reason is that I don’t really have any sewing skills or lots of money to purchase a costume. All the same, I still like fawning over the different outfits I see going around.
I saw some very entertaining performers this year. There was a man dressed up like a tree, covered with bark and leaves to where he really looked the part. It was like he was an Ent from Lord Of The Rings. I also saw acrobats, musicians, and magicians. It was really good to spend time with my sisters as well. I really enjoyed looking at the blades they had for sale there. When I have more income and a place of my own, I’d like to buy a few for my house. I think medieval/fantasy blades are really cool and that’s something that I could get into collecting. In all, there are a lot of really talented people there and it has been a lot of fun this year.
If there’s anyone that hasn’t been to one of these, I highly recommend it for everyone. It’s a lot of fun and there are a lot of things to see and do to keep your attention.