The Maryland Renaissance Festival is underway in Crownsville (link). This annual event is the second largest Renaissance fair in the United States. Each year, Revel Grove comes to life in the permanent set to create a 16th century English village. The cast recreates a year in the reign of Henry VIII.
Upon entering the village gates (where weapons are prohibited), we met one of the knights who partake in the daily jousting match. The knight explained how his armor protects him in battle.
Many revelers dress up in costume - these costumes are perfect for Romance conventions!
The village offers numerous venues to watch "ye olde entertainment". Our first stop - the Gatehouse Stage to see ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - an improv routine. The gentle lady asked for a volunteer ....
... so my family pointed to my husband.
A showman himself, my husband added to the comedy.
The comedy team recruited another volunteer - the group of men had to answer questions from the audience, each adding one word to the answer. The improv troupe noted the volunteers are often funnier than themselves.
Musicians are scattered throughout the village, including this harp player.
These lasses join in the fun with their costumes.
I'll continue coverage of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, including the Rogues, in my next post.
Kim in Baltimore
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