Exactly one month from today, September 22, myself and a good friend will begin a four hour trek to the Texas Renaissance Festival. This will be my third year in a row to attend this amazing event, and it will be his first time. We will be staying for the entire weekend (which I've never done) and will return home late on Sunday evening.
While I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore RenRat (I've yet to dress in costume to attend, nor do I talk with an English accent), I do believe that I'm seasoned enough to create a list of items that are a necessity for attending such events. Some of the items are needed for the trip, while others can be acquired at the festival itself.
Once my visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival is over, I'll be sure to write up a review of it, the campground we are staying at, and anything we happen to encounter along the way.
Take a look at this list and let me know if I'm missing anything. I'm sure a few Lunchers out there get there Ren on just as much or more than I do!
Almost as important as mead is the consumption of a smoked turkey leg on the festival grounds. The turkey legs are sold throughout the festival, and you can smell them and numerous other smoked foods being cooked at the festival all day long. I must warn you that these particular turkey legs are extremely juicy, and it is a good idea to eat the leg with your head extended beyond the range of your feet and/or belly (whichever sticks out the farthest) because there will definitely be some drippage going on!
Sunny days can lead to sunburn, so if you're like me and couldn't tan for a million bucks, it's a good idea to bring some sunblock with you. I suggest the spray-on kind.
What did you think of this list?