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Old 09-26-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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First, I have to say, I love the Renaissance Festivalllll!!!!

But, has anyone been to the festival in Huntersville (an astounding yes I would think) ?
My hubby and I took the kids the first year we were here and it was pretty fun but the sideshows were obviously too old for our kids. Most anyway. That was several years ago. I like the shows and hate to spend the money if I can't partake.

Prior to moving to Charlotte, and kid-free, I always loved this festival, but now wonder if it is maybe more fun w/out kids? I don't know.

I want to try it again this year because it used to be an annual tradition, but I don't want to have to feel like the mom police bringing my kids.

FYI: I don't cuss in front of my kids, they are 7 & 9. Bringing them there would also be the most "bust" they have ever seen, so I'm just looking for opinions from other parents with younger boys.
Thanks!!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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It was cool but the walking tree scared me lol

I think it would be fun to do in costume
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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I've done the Ren fair in costume & it is a lot of fun. Its great to see families out enjoying themselves eating the big turkey legs.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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Oh yeah! I'm so there this year. I've been to the one in Ohio twice and the one in Michigan once. It'll be interesting to see how they compare.

I won't be wearing armor, however. That would just be getting into it too much. However, I'll be trying to fit the word "Huzzah!" into as many conversations as possible.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I was wondering the same thing. I have a 10 yr. old daughter and a 12 yr. old son. (almost 11 & 13) Any opinions???
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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I was wondering the same thing. I have a 10 yr. old daughter and a 12 yr. old son. (almost 11 & 13) Any opinions???
I think it is very educational for middle and high school students and adults.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks Sunny. I figure it can't be so bad and if they see alot of boobs, well at least they are propped up and perky.
Hubby and I used to go to the one in Annapolis Md. Have not been since kids were in strollers. I hope it's a good one!!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Fine wenches & a mug of ale, what more could a man desire?
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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Mug of ale in one hand and a turkey leg in the other. What more can a fine wench ask for?
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Yeah, the first time I went to the festival I saw the signs they had posted at the front about adult content, etc. But it was still shocking the first time I heard somebody on one of the stages curse. I was like "Woooo, did he just say that????" But I don't think its bad for kids. Not nearly as bad as what's on TV now. And they have so many things for kids to do, like the petting zoo, etc., so I say take them.
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