Saturday, July 23, 2005

Yippeee... again!

I just received a flyer detailing the 29th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival which begins August 27! My love affair with the Renn Fest began when I was a teenager, and I've been at least once a year ever since (well, except a few years when I was living on the west coast). My wife and I have taken the kids a few times, and even the little ones seem to enjoy it. If you never been, it really is a must see. I've been to other festivals across the country, and none compare to the one here in Maryland. It's extremely well done, from the performers to the shops to the food.

Some of my perennial favorites at the festival:

Johnny Fox, Swordswallower Extrodinaire - he's been doing essentially the same act for as long as I can remember, but he does it very well.

Pyrates Royale - nothing better on a hot August day than kicking back in the White Hart Tavern with a cold draft beer in hand while listening to these pirates!

Shakespeare's Skum - absolutely brilliant, if sometimes irreverent, takes on the Bard's work. Seriously, the Skum actors are really, really good. This year they'll be performing "Macbeth... in 20 minutes or less" among others.

Good stuff folks!

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