Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in Las Vegas: A Real Time Travel Experience
Guest Post by Mark Steve
If you want to spend some moments in the scenario of 500 years ago, then there can be no better medium than a renaissance festival. The “Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival” is undoubtedly one of the best for those who like to have fun with Royal Parade, one-act Shakespearean plays and many other activities of the Medieval and Renaissance ages. The festival will take place from 5th to 7th October, 2012 in the magnificent city of Las Vegas, and it will appear that the Medieval kingdom is revealing itself.
The costumed performers will perform more than 50 acts a day. Reenactments, jousting tournaments and Medieval pageantry will provide the perfect blend of entertainment and education. Exciting music shows can be enjoyed here, performed by a number of bands such as Killian’s Angels, Mahones, Lexington Field and more.
More than 100 artisans will make you feel you’ve already traveled to the Renaissance age. Jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, blacksmiths, stained glass designers, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman are some of the artisans.
An educational pirate event named “Pirate’s Parrot Show,” has also been given a place in the festival, revealing the pirate lifestyle of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. The prominent attractions of this event are authentic pirate ship display and costuming, liberty freeflight demonstrations and hands-on experiences with safe and friendly parrots.
The authentic pirate costuming reminds us a fictional book on the pirate theme, The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists. The book tells the story of a pirate captain and his crew. The lifestyle of the raiders mentioned is so authentic, it gives us the feel of the real “golden era of piracy” despite the fact that the book is set in the Victorian era.
Pirates help Darwin who has a crush on Queen Victoria in this book. There is no doubt that book is different from the pirate theme of the festival , but it is highly recommended to read this book before going to the fest. Comparing the fictional pirate lifestyle of the book and the event will definitely be fun.
Moreover, a number of vendors also have booked a vending site. They’ll be selling Renaissance costumes and some household products. Visitors can enjoy a variety of Medieval and contemporary meals in the food stalls as well.
So, be ready to enter in that old “Age of Chivalry” with loads of fun and learning. It will definitely be a rejuvenating experience for people living the hectic lifestyles.
Author Bio – My name is Mark Steve. I am a historian, researcher and writer. I regularly write articles, reviews on books and novels on historical topics related to Medieval, Renaissance, pirate, gothic & Steampunk themes. If you want to know more about me and my blog, see my blogs or The Middle Ages.