Day Trips: Renaissance Festival

Living in the DC metro area gives me access to some amazing events to partake in. One of these events is the Renaissance Festival. What better way to escape the daily grind of Post Grad life than going back in time, drinking Meade and throwing axes? That's right, there is no better way!

Some people go all out with their attire for this. I tried really hard to find a suitable outfit, but to no avail. Turns out I have no clothing for the occasion, but my friends do!

At the festival there are so many shows to watch, all of which are included with admission. One of my personal favorites is the "O'Danny Girls." According to their bio they are " a harmonious trio that is ribald for your pleasure! They will regale you with harmony and lyrics that will tickle your funny bone - and other areas not fit for printing." This is a very accurate description.

There are also rounds of Jousting to watch while a Jester holds up a "Huzzah" sign for the crowd. There mare many comedy acts, a ballet performance, almost anything you can think of they have.

Speaking of anything you can think of, there are so many varieties of food it's amazing. The giant turkey legs are a classic, but there are also things like fried mac and cheese on a stick, fried pickles, fried ice cream, steak on a stake, etc. Between all the fried food and the Meade, though, my stomach was not too happy with me.

If ever you need to escape real world, try going back in time, this Post Grad highly recommends it.


  1. This sounds amazing. I need to put that on my bucket list.

  2. This does look really very cool. If you like this sort of thing and are ever in London you need to head to the Medieval Banquet near St Katherines Dock... its amazing.

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