Why I love Renaissance Fairs!

Why I love Renaissance Fairs!

Have you had the pleasure of attending a Renaissance Fair before?


Many renfair in the United States are typically set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth l of England. The reason behind this could be that the US did not have this type of historical period as a country since it was not around during the Renaissance. Nonetheless, there are other versions of the fair that take place during different times such as Henry Vlll's reign or in other countries like France. Some fairs even span beyond the Renaissance era and include earlier medieval periods such as the Vikings or later periods like the 17th- or 18th-century pirates. Who would have thought there were so many variations?


Interestingly, post-World War ll America witnessed a resurgence of interest in medieval and Renaissance culture. In the 1950s, there was a strong revival of early music.


Do you have a favorite experience at a Renaissance Fair?




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