Like Anyone Turning 21, the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Will Do It Up Big in Las Vegas

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is one of the most colorful, convivial and cringe-worthy events that takes place in Las Vegas, and this year the annual event turns legal.

Dust off your codpiece because the 21st annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival happens at the city’s Sunset Park, Oct. 10-12, 2014.

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Blameth this blog not if thou dost contracteth a communicable disease. ‘Tis a renaissance faire, verily.

The festival features knights, maidens, minstrels, wenches and the largest collection of horrible English accents you’ll find anywhere in the continental United States.

The event features more than 50 shows per day, including awkward historical enactments, with more than 100 artisans on-hand to make things you’ll never in your life use.

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Now you know what Trekkers do on their days off.

Oh, and there are perfume blenders. Which is an actual thing.

The only thing you’re unlikely to find at the Chivalry Renaissance Festival is dignity.

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It’s like being in Elizabethan England, but with better personal hygiene for the most part.

One of the highlights of the Chivalry Renaissance Festival is the abundance of cleavage.

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Falcons. Abundance of falcons. That’s what we meant.

And don’t miss the medieval barber demonstrations, another thing we’re absolutely not making up.

The festival is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 per day in advance for adults, $8 per day for seniors 60 and older, and children 5-12. Kids four and younger are free. Day-of tickets are a couple of bucks more.

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Best not to giggle and point around certain costumed characters. We’re just saying.

While we lovingly kid about this event, it’s always a blast, and there’s a whole subculture of people who are really, really into this stuff.

Each year, we make a concerted effort to just get over ourselves and revel in the peculiar spectacle of it all.

Learn more at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival’s official site. See you there! We’ll be the one leering at the falcons.