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Maryland Renaissance Festival

Discussion in 'Special Sessions, Events, and Tour Announcements' started by Sailing Bum, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. The Renn Fair is running every weekend from August 29th through October 25th in Crownsville, MD. Speaking from experience, it's much better to go after mid-September when the weather cools off a bit. Details are here www.rennfest.com
     
  2. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    I love Renaissance fairs, I never go because no one in my family likes them
     
  3. I make it a point to go every year. Usually once with my kids, once without. It's a different experience when it's just the adults. :biggrin:
     
  4. I go four or five times every year. I might go Saturday just to see what's going on the first day. Of late it's been declining in variety..other than the revenue generating sales stands.
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws

    Mar 27, 2007
    Columbia, MD
    Maryland Renaissance Festival

    MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Hear ye, hear ye, it's time once again to drink mead, feast on food on sticks and flaunt your best chain mail. Surely, we joust on the festival grounds in Crownsville Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday through Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to http://www.rennfest.com
     
  6. The Texas Ren fest does not start until October 10. Its really too hot here until then, and even the first part of October can be hot.
     
  7. LB Jefferies

    LB Jefferies

    300
    Jan 29, 2006
    Ohio, too. link
    I visit later in the season when it's cooler, too. But it didn't make it to 65 here today. :eek: 
     
  8. Same here, try to get them to go every year though.

    Ours started a couple weekends ago http://www.michrenfest.com/
     
  9. lossy

    lossy

    502
    Feb 28, 2009
    ogden
    I heartily enjoy a good cup of meade.
     
  10. jlittle

    jlittle

    341
    Feb 28, 2006
    Maryland
    Or as a friend calls it, "The Cleavage Festival." :-D
     
  11. I'll be there tomorrow (Monday) around 10:00 am unless it rains. Look for a really old guy toting a black Think Tank Bag.
     
  12. GreyBeard

    GreyBeard

    132
    Oct 7, 2007
    Maryland
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  13. jlittle

    jlittle

    341
    Feb 28, 2006
    Maryland
    That's awesome, Dave! Were you there Sunday, and did you get rained on? I live just a couple of miles up the street and we got slammed with a big rainstorm. Funny, because it was lovely and sunny even as the rain started to come down, and someone I know who lives in Davidsonville, just a few more miles down the road, didn't get a bit of rain.
     
  14. dlroberts

    dlroberts

    9
    May 25, 2007
    Maryland
    Sunday

    I was lucky and picked Saturday to go. I also live just a couple miles from the Renn Fest and drove to Annapolis on 178 during the worst of the storm. Cars were parked on the side of the road on 97 waiting out the storm (I took 178 to bypass the traffic jam). Just about a mile south of the Renn Fest intersection the rain stopped -- same way coming back an hour later (in reverse).

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  15. KeithR

    KeithR

    710
    Jun 21, 2008
    Minnesota
    The Minnesota Renaisance Festival has been on since Aug 22nd and goes until Oct. 4th this year. For those that are not aware, The MNRF is one of the largest in the US and is a great place to photograph. I try to get out at least a couple of times a year and already have been out once so far.
    But...This is the first year(after going for almost thirty years) that I was stopped be security for shooting children. Seemed a parent complained that a photographer with a "big" lens was following children around. Turned out to be nothing, but was wondering if anyone else had come up against this?
     
  16. GreyBeard

    GreyBeard

    132
    Oct 7, 2007
    Maryland
    That image was from a prior year Janet. Just one that I like. I haven't been to the Renaissance Festival yet this year. Tentatively going with my wife on Sunday, September 20th.
     
  17. ThursdayLsr

    ThursdayLsr

    25
    Jun 22, 2009
    Maryland
    Hopefully I'll be able to make it there sometime this month. It would be the first time I've missed it in years if I'm not able to go.
     
  18. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    I'm going, along with whoever else wants to join me (I've invited a number of friends, don't know who's showing up yet) on Sunday, October 18th. Mainly because it's Scottish weekend and because Albannach will be there, they're terrific, and have to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
     
  19. I went to the MD Renfest this past Saturday. Very good weather! I was the designated driver for my friends so I didn't get to enjoy the hardcore apple cider this time. Only brought along my Canon G10 p&s.

    I hope to go back with my D300 soon.
     
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