Free Water! Georgia Renfaire Shines Despite Rain (Top 10 List)

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.

 

  1. GREAT PARKING
    On rainy days there are fewer cars which means that you get to park a lot closer to the entrance!
  1. 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.
  1. 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
  1. 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!
  1. 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.
  1. 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)).
  1. CHOLERA
    Those portable toilets begin to….. you know what? Just skip ahead to number 3.
  1. 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.
  1. 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??
  1. 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!

 

 

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Renaissance at the Georgia Renaissance Festival

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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

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