The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and much much more. The 21st annual season opens in the fall Saturdays and Sundays, from October 4th to November 23rd, 2014.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival was introduced in 1994 with six acres of exhibits, attractions and entertainment. The event has grown into a twenty acre theme park filled with charming cottages and castles, kitchens and pubs, and a most unusual collection of people powered rides and games of skill - all nestled in 325 acres of pristine woodlands just north of Charlotte, NC.
The Carolina event has grown to be one of the largest of the Renaissance fairs nationwide. Tree lined lanes are filled with over 100 purveyors of crafts and food, and non-stop music and comedy shows are presented on 11 stages every event day.
This is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics ongoing all around you! You can sit back and watch, or you can become a part of the action, surrounded by over 500 costumed characters roaming the festival village. The village lanes are full of peasants singing sea-faring songs and street entertainers surprising you with tall tales and tricks, each with a role to play.
You can experience the clashing of armor and the thundering of hooves daily with full combat jousts at the King's Tournament Arena.
Well, the #1 thing I do in Phoenix is eat Mexican food. the best is Casa Reynoso in Tempe on Rural Road. It doesn't look like much, but it's great. The Heard Museum is world famous for its Native American collection. Sedona is an awesome place to visit. Prescott is closer and a very cool old west type of town. The Renaissance Festival is happening in about Feb., I think.
Ah, it wasn't cool either in OR or at home.
It got into the mid 90s both places and it was nice to have the overcast skies on Friday when I went to the fair since it cooled it down some. No one objected at all.
I really didn't evoke much of an image of the Fair itself, which is a unique event out on paths in the country in the woods with all sorts of entertainment, crafts, food, alternative information and a general mellow feeling somewhere between renaissance fair and very laid back music festival. It's a very colorful and different sort of place; kind of an ecotopia/entertainment village for a long weekend. It's a good break from city or suburb
I don't know what you are into but
I would advise against a dinner date. *Ugh*, nothing worse for a first date. Staring at each other across a table with our mouths full of food trying to keep some artificial conversation going at all costs to avoid awkward silences... Brrrr, dreadful!
Same with movies. Not really conducive to fun interactions.
Save that for when you know each other a bit better.
A good first date gives you the opportunity to focus on something else than each other, while still allowing you to talk. It could be a lot of things. Fun things! Everyone has their preferences
While I'm pointing out this obvious fact, here are a few other things that are not free: overtime for police officers and municipal workers, trash hauling, repairs to fixtures and property, condoms, Band-Aids and the food that inexplicably appears on the tables in your makeshift protest kitchens. Real people with real dollars are underwriting your civic temper tantrum.
Your word is your bond. When you demonstrate to eliminate student loan debt, you are advocating precisely the lack of integrity you decry in others. Loans are made based on solemn promises to repay them. No one forces you to borrow money; you are free to choose educational pursuits that don't require loans, or to seek technical or vocational training that allows you to support yourself and your ongoing educational goals