Ready Your Codpiece, the Renaissance Festival is Back
We find ourselves giddy with anticipation, as the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival dost maketh its way to Las Vegas once again, Oct. 11-13, 2013, verily. Or something.
This annual nerdfest, featuring horrific British accents and wenches sporting far too much cleavage, is one of our favorite weird Las Vegas happenings.
The festival is in its 20th year.
The event will boast more than 50 shows each day, as well as deodorant-challenged participants jousting and fake-fighting with sharp objects.
Rest assured there will also be a plethora of jugglers, magicians, singers and craftspeople. Oh, and falcons.
Renaissance Festival’s are a fascinating realm. They’re populated by not only the curious, but also a subculture of those who follow such festivals around, living at the site and immersing themselves fully in the experience. So, now you have an answer the next time someone asks, “Can something be creepy and cool at the same time?”
Festival guests are encouraged to don their best throwback garb. Those in the Renaissance fair subculture call costumed guests is “playtrons,” a mash-up of “patron” and “player.”
The Las Vegas Renaissance Festival happens at Sunset Park, not too far from McCarran International Airport. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 11-12, and until 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2013.
Tickets are $10 per day for adults (if you can call them that, it’s a Renaissance Festival) and $5 for kids and seniors.
So, brush up on your “thous” and “thines,” and we’ll see you at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival.