I never made it to the New York Renaissance Faire
Growing up in the New York area, I was exposed to all sorts of local advertising that will occasionally pop back into my brain. Recently I saw an ad for a local Renaissance Faire and it immediately got me thinking of this commercial for the New York Renaissance Faire/Festival. They would start airing these towards the end of summer and I would immediately begin bugging my family to take me to take me so that I could “spend a day with their knight”. Sadly, we never went.
To this day, I feel that I missed out on a grand opportunity for fun by never getting to go. It was the type of entertainment that would be in perfect alignment with my interest in history and especially fantasy role-playing games.
I guess it is never too late to make something like this happen. Perhaps it is time for me to finally start working on that harlequin or rat-catcher costume. So that next summer, under the blazing heat of the late August sun, I can be magically transported back in time by way of Sterling Forest.