I know a lot of lubbers hide in their shacks when the storm clouds push in, but this past weekend at the Georgia Renaissance Festival I observed how the show goes on whether it rains or shines and I’ll count down TEN reasons why you should toss on your galoshes and head down to New Castle.
- GREAT PARKING
On rainy days there are fewer cars which means that you get to park a lot closer to the entrance!
- CHEAPER THAN A WATER PARK
The last time I checked (which was 3 minutes ago) a discount day pass ticket to White Water was $39.99 and the water parks don’t sell turkey legges or swords.
- SHORTER LINES
Whether you’re in line for boiled eggs on a stick or the Welsh Shin-Kicking Ride, you won’t have as long to wait
- CLEAN RENNIES
A rare sight indeed if you were to listen to the slanderous Haymarket press that I’ve written in past about rennies. All the same, bring some Himalayan Pink Salt Bar Soap along and see what happens!
- WAY COOLER
By the time May rolls around the temps really begin to climb, but a jolly good rain storm can really chill you to the bone. Bring a bikini shawl along, just in case.
- EVERYTHING IS A MUD SHOW!
Those mud-diving morons at the mud show have a lot more competition on rainy days because everyone from the pickle seller to the horse tickler are flopping around in the stuff whether they want to or not (they do not (want to)).
Those portable toilets begin to….. you know what? Just skip ahead to number 3.
- WET BODICES
The wenches may be chaste but their bodices say “You really are a creeper for staring at my wet chest you masked weirdo”. I’d advice that you not point, hoot and holler, or take pictures. Trust me.
- FREE WATER!
While ice is rumored to be nearly unattainable for anyone but paying customers at the Renaissance Festival, the place is overflowing with free water on rainy days – it’s everywhere and it’s cheap and it’s gladly given to patrons and even the cast! Crazy, eh??
- WILD ENERGY
When the cast and the boothies and everyone in-between are hemmed in by rain for hours on end they get a bit punch drunk and things begin to get really silly, so you’re bound to have some fun interactive adventures that might not happen on a non-rainy day.
So in closing, don’t be a-feared of getting a bit wet at the Renaissance Festival because it may be the best time you ever had!
Take it from me, a pirate!
A gaggle of unsuspecting minstrels were swallowed up by the earth this past Sunday when a section of the Royal High Road in New Castle buckled due to a previously undetected tunnel, reported the Royal Guard.
Captain Drew, spokespirate for the Royal Alliance of Space Pirates (R.A.S.P.), responded via telex that his organization was “totally not involved in this unfortunate tunnel collapse” and that “the tunnel had not even been finished yet” and that “peepholes had Continue Reading
On Saturday evening reports began filtering in to the ship that Captain Drew had been conspicuously absent from the opening day of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, as there were no reports of broken railings and zero beers spilled on Edward the Redbeard. There were, however, scattered whisperings from around the kingdom suggesting that someone matching the Captain’s description might have been been spotted on the grounds the previous evening and there were several suspicious incidents reported, including a lingering power outage at The Peacock Tea Room (a popular dining destination) and some non-functional taproom equipment at a popular Continue Reading
People often say to me, they say, “Captain, could you please climb down off of my table while I am eating dinner,” which is a perfectly reasonable request. Other times they simply ask me where they should park when attending my world famous PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing. On those occasions I simply tell them “Have a look at this map!!”, which is what I’m telling YOU at this very moment. This map has been purloined from the City of Decatarrrr who want you to know that they in no way endorse the piratical arts, at least that is my surmise, since they rather pointedly asked me to clamber down from atop their table only moments ago. Touchy people, these Decatarrrroines. Anyhow, for your convenience, here is a higher resolution version PDF (an approximately 824k download).
At Captain Drew’s behest the crew have prepared a special press packet for the 2016 edition of the award winning PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing, the most popular pirate-themed pubcrawl in the world! Available as a small PDF download from this link: 2016-pubcrawl-press-packet – Share and enjoy!
Captain Drew gratefully thanks this year’s sponsors of the PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing and deeply appreciates their assistance in making this event the entertaining romp you’ve come to expect over the past 12 years. Each of these groups and businesses would appreciate your business and your participation in their events, so please Continue Reading
In today’s post I’ll attempt to help a mate sell a pair of very special boots…. Whether you know it or not, it’s not easy being a pirate; in fact it’s a rather expensive endeavor – just ask our pal Chad (aka “Billy Bones”), who has recently learned a very expensive lesson about footwear. This most recent season at the Georgia Renaissance Festival Chad finally decided to invest in some quality Continue Reading
After an exciting incident with scones and a wooden chair at the Royal Peacock Tea Room, and in an effort to decrease rail and bannister-related injuries, I recently assumed the position of INSPECTOR with the Bureau of Renaissance Festival Inspections and paid a visit upon the Georgia Renaissance Festival and am pleased to announce that Continue Reading
Last weekend I wandered through the royal court at the Georgia Renaissance Festival and happened upon Rivka Levin of Three Quarter Ale fame playing her harp and singing music from her latest album (a copy of which I purchased after the performance). Rivka’s skill at the harp is well known to regulars of the festival as is her beautiful voice and I’m happy to Continue Reading
As a skilled attendee of the Georgia Renaissance Festicle (GARF) I would like to share with the world at large my excitement at the genuine effort the owners have been putting into spiffing the old place up and marketing her to Atlanta – there’s been a literal “renaissance” at this year’s Renaissance Festicle. In years past GARF’s television spots featured some other bunch of renfest actors from some other faire – this year the spots have featured the actual Georgia cast – and those spots are running online as well – I see them on Facebook every day and have scored discounts to GARF from those online ads when they feature discount codes like Continue Reading