The end of the summer brings in a whole new season of fun. Last year for the FIRST time I attended the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival and I really did not know what to expect. I had heard how FUN it was but really what is fun? I can clearly tell you it was a very well spent FAMILY DAY and one that I will remember always.
The Festival is large and spread out so bring some walking shoes. We parked far up on the hill so I thought, ‘oh no, we will never get to see anything there are too many people’, not the case. The grass field of parking was LOADED with people but when we got through the gates you would never have known there were that many people there. There are so many areas and so many shows going on and vendors that you just get LOST for the day.
By far, the JOUSTING was the BOY favorite with my crew. The showmanship was really quite spectacular, but I also loved whipping tomatoes at a guy in a whole. It was hysterical and I could not believe we could try to hit someone with a tomato! The WENCHES were a riot and the CARILLON which is an instrument that is made entirely of 4 Tons of Bells, will mystify you with its beautiful sounds, unlike anything we have ever heard. I just wanted to stay there all day, under the trees, in a little village, listening. (this is also a ‘pit’ stop and a good thing to know when toting kids around everywhere)
Throughout the area where the CARILLON was playing we shopped. There were quartz necklaces, and gemstones, and all kinds of arts and craft available for purchase, but everywhere we went we saw people eating HUGE TURKEY DRUMSTICKS– EVERYWHERE. Which brings me to the food side of this Festival. I enjoyed soup in a bread bowl and the kids at the bread sticks, and of course my husband had to have a TURKEY DRUMSTICK! YUM.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
You will be walking a lot
The show goes on rain or shine
There are different THEMED weekends – The Website has all the details.
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