Over the weekend I got a chance to attend my very first Renaissance Festival! Actually it was called the MidSouth Renaissance Faire, which is totally a better way of putting it. I have always wanted to go to something like this, but I've always been a bit intimidated about not being accepted. Contrary to my fears, this event was awesome!! 

Ok this sets up like an epic tale. When I first arrived, I was greeted by the pirate Davy Vain. No joke! He literally came up to me and requested my help on a mission to have his papers signed by the queen! I thought it was a joke, but he was true to character and even spoke in pirate talk. I instantly knew this day would be epic. 

Davy Vain


So I helped Davy get close to the Queen, who was very friendly, and she actually signed his papers. Davy Vain was so stoked. But one must remember that you can't always trust a pirate. I mean he is a pirate ya know. 

Immediately after getting his papers signed, Davy Vain was seized by the Queen's guard! I'm not sure what he had done prior, but I wasn't going to wait around to find out! I bolted! I don't know what became of old Davy Vain, but I'm sure he made it out of there alive. He seemed to be pretty resourceful. 

Ok, back to reality. I want to say something that I feel is very important. I previously mentioned not attending to a Renaissance Festival before because I felt intimidated about not being accepted. I want to say that the crowd was actually a lot more diverse than I imagined. It really showed me that those fears were based upon preconcieved notions and those thoughts are what keep all people divided. I was pleasantly surprised to see people that looked like me there that were actually participating! I felt very welcomed through the event.  

My favorite part of the Mid South Renaissance Faire was the jousting! It's usually one of my first thoughts you have when thinking about Medieval Times. I've always wanted to be a knight! They look so cool in their suits of armor. 

I really enjoyed my time at the Mid South Renaissance Faire. It was definitely one of my favorite moments of the summer. I can't wait until next year. I might even dress up! The one things I wish I did that I forgot to do is to have a turkey leg! Well, I guess I have something to look forward to next year! Go check out the MidSouth Renaissance Faire Facebook page for more pics and also the One901 Facebook page for more pics as well. 

Life is for Living,

Michael B. 

1 Comment