Last Saturday, I attended the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Fortunately, I didn't have to say the name out loud too many times, it's kind of a mouthful. This is my fourth year attending this faire, and overall, my thirteenth consecutive year attending renaissance faires. And to think my mom thought I would only go once because my high school boyfriend was going. I went to the Southern Ohio Renfaire for most of the those years and the Northern Ohio Renfaire whenever I could. But now I've moved, and I'm just happy there's a faire within driving distance. Not only that, but apparently it's the original renaissance faire.
I started my day off as I do any other trip to faire, by running right to the food court barely pausing for anything on the way. I highly recommend the shepherd's pies and a toad in the hole.
I had a loose agenda for the day. When I visit a renfaire for the first time, I usually look over the website closely before attending so I can plan shows to attend and make notes about vendors that I can't miss. But after I've been a few times, I get lazy. I knew I wanted to finally buy a pair of sandals for my costume and see at least Moonie and/or Broon. Oh, and eat lots of food.
Success on all fronts. I got incredibly soft and comfortable leather sandals from Native Earth Shoes. I saw Moonie (that photo of Broon is from last year), and in seven hours I ate an impressive amount of grub. I even ran into the Mad Hatter and company, go figure. I've learned at ren faires, there will always be a Conan and sometimes a Klingon. So why not Alice in Wonderland?
You can find lots more photos here.
Do you guys attend renfaires? If so, which ones?