Renaissance Faire & Festival, Medieval Knights Templar
Renaissance Faire and Festival Scenes
Revelry and good times abound at Renaissance Faires and Fesitvals across the country. It is a chance to dress up as knight or lady, rogue or wench and have a merry time.
Here are some scenes from faires and festivals in recent years to remind you of what it is like. If have been to a faire or festival, feel free to post a photo here and share it with the other dashing blades and sultry damsels of ye olde faire!
by Tangle Catkin
Entertainment at these faires and festivals can include tournaments of jousting, archery or other competitions, each colorfully conducted in the spirit of knighthood. Some of the less physical competitons such as archery are open to fair-goers.
by Renaissance Festival
& Royal Courts
It would not be a true faire or festival without a reigning lord or lady and possibly some members of their royal court. Their elaborate costumes, jewelry, hairstyles and accessories are sometimes a show in themselves.
by Dubuque Renaissance Faire
Friends Are Faire Play
Whether you come with friends, meet-up at the faire, or make new friends among the merry fun-seekers you find there, it all comes down to a great shared experience. A day of pleasure is always at hand. And if it leads to new friends, that is all to the good, is it not?
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All the information you need on Renaissance Faires and Festivals across the USA and around the world can be found here, along with links to get you wherever you want to go.
Got a Renaissance Faire or Festival photo of your own?
Share it and raise everyone's jealousy factor with your great costume, fun times, or magical moment you captured. If you don't want to show your real name with the image, make up a good Medieval one and send it off.
Society for Creative Anachronism
This society is active all year around with costumed Medieval events that include feasts, revelry and tournements. These "kingdoms" cover the whole world, so wherever you live there are events near you. And you don't need to be a member to go to events.
Medieval History, Crusades and Knights Templar
We have picked some of the more fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages and included them here. The actual beginning of the Crusades dates back to 325 AD and a woman named St. Helena. Later the Templars became wealthy by introducing bank checks to Europe, but could not have done it without the literate brothers among them who wore green robes with the red cross. Strange but true.
I am the editor, chief cook and bottlewasher of this fine and thriving establishment on the web. Known as Sir Knight Sanford, I have been going to the Renaissance Faire for upwards of twenty years. Your thoughts and inputs are always welcome. Enjoy!
Thanks to fellow fair-goer David Ball for the photo at the top of this page. All photos are (believed to be) fair use or with the permission of the owner. If your photo lacks proper credit let us know and it will be corrected or removed. (Send your photo if you have a good one!)