Last weekend, we had the chance to take the kids to the Colorado Renaissance Festival. We've been to the one back home in Dallas in years past but we've been meaning to try the one here too. And it made for the perfect post-deployment family outing!
We headed up to Larkspurshire for the day, to take in the shows and sample the food, while checking out the court of Good King Henry. The Colorado Renaissance Festival features a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed villagers, seven stages of different shows and productions, and (also the boy's favorite) three separate jousting events. A lovely 16th Century festival day is experienced as you walk about the village.
What were the highlights of our day?
- Johnny Fox - The kids both loved this sword swallowing and fire eating performer!
- Endangered Cat Show - I always love the animal shows, so do F&B, and these exotic cats are absolutely beautiful to watch.
- Hey Nunnie Nunnie - The husband and I found this show hysterical, featuring two comedic nuns.
- The Joust - Always a favorite! Horses, drama, intrigue, what more could you want?
- The Maze - The kids wanted to try the maze this year and loved it, it ends in a giant, very fast slide.
- Dungeon Museum - The kids wanted to see this one, which was a lot of fun when Mama is a history teacher who just so happens to have finished a year of Middle Ages to 1800s history!
Would we recommend it? Definitely yes! It made for a great family day, the weather was perfect, the food was yummy, and all four of us had a great time. It was well worth the drive (about 45 minutes from our home and just off I-25).
The Colorado Reniassiance Festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays from June 14th through August 3rd, 2014, with a different theme each weekend.
This post was written as a part of my ongoing relationship with US Family Guide. Our family received tickets to the Renaissance Festival in appreciation for this post, all opinions are my own.