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Monday, August 26, 2013

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

This past weekend was the opening of Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. They're open every weekend from now til September 29th. Plus Labor Day.

It's definitely not something for everyone, and we personally don't think our kids are ready for it, yet. But we have a blast when we go.

It's been 2 years since we've last gone, and some things have changed a bit. They expanded, but it could be filled up a little more. Cast In Bronze has been moved to the end of this new section, giving him a lot more room and privacy. Yes, THE Cast In Bronze that was on America's Got Talent last year. It's one of Brian's favorite, though I find the music beautiful but hauntingly scary.

The Washing Well Wenches were back. I love them. I've seen their show a million times and I laugh every time. Even the ones I know. They're just "good clean fun", although I don't think children should be there. Or at many of the shows period. A lot of "clean" jokes. Even so, I can't help but to love them.

Brian's favorite act is The German Brothers. They listed them as "new this year" so they must have taken a break last year because we know we've seen them before. They're also "inappropriate", but borderline so. These are 2 rappers I love watching perform.

Ye Klass Klowne was a new show for us. He's crazy. Frighteningly so. Couldn't take my eyes off of him. I know there's more danger acts out there, but we're in the middle of woods and he's throwing fire around while balancing on a ball as if he was in the middle of the ocean. I loved every second of it.

And of course, we mustn't forget about the jousting. They seemed to have been a little more daring this year with the violence, but it's jousting. Anything less, and it's just horseback riding. I love them. I love watching them. I love cheering, booing, and pretending like all of that matters.

There's so many more "acts" and stores around, that I can't see it all or type something about all of them without sounding like a broken record. It's all just amazing and fun. So I'm just going to put up some more photos of some of the other things going on.

(Love LOVE LOVE her work. She's The Wandering Muse. And I can't wait for her to draw a picture of the girls for us.)


  1. Great photos and Ye Klass Klowne is an amazing show that was crazy He is and only 19.

    1. Thank you. I didn't realize he was that young. He has such stage presence as well. I just couldn't believe some of the stuff he was doing, especially surrounded by trees!