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!
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!
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