The Renaissance Festival is held in Larkspur Colorado, just south of Denver, where a permanent kingdom was erected for the annual event. The setting is perfect with a rock formation in the background looking like castle ruins.
Fair goers are greeted from the castle wall by the Royal Court. The festival runs through the months of June and July during the weekends. Some of the performers do the circuit across the country, traveling from festival to festival while others live in the surrounding areas and work part-time. They all dress the part and when you step through the castle gates it is as if you step back in time.
The Festival is ruled by the Royal Court who dress up in their royal finery. Weddings are often performed at the festival and the bridal party is invited to join the Royal family for the day.
One of the main attractions is the jousting tournaments. Naturally there are good knights, and there are bad knights, and they put on a jousting exhibition for the fair goers. These knights in shining armour are, of course, the good guys. This time good prevailed and the evil knights were defeated. Next weekend the outcome may be different. It doesn't matter who wins though, the show is always exciting. If you have never been to a Renaissance Festival and ever have the opportunity to do so, I highly recommend that you do. And dress up in a costume that you either make, buy or rent for the day. It enhances the experience ten fold!