|elcome to my gateway to ages past. Here fairs, festivals and other historical entertainments around the world are gathered to help bring the lives of our ancestors to life.
The English Renaissance - indeed, the Renaissance in most countries - was a period of intensity in all things: work, play, music and the arts, world exploration, war, crime and punishment, love, hate, religion and superstition. Renaissance faires resurrect this, both as reenactment and as a way of life.
In the year 1963, the first renaissance faire was born in Southern California. Since that time the phenomenon has spread across North America, and is making inroads in many other countries. Medieval festivals, Viking battles and historical reenactments of many other eras have also sprung up, offering a feast of sights, sounds and smells in a world far too used to viewing history in two dimensions on a movie or television screen. And of course Pirate festivals are springing up around the US offering unique takes on the three centuries in which highwaymen-in-ships terrorized the high seas (and even some rivers).
In Listings you will find events by calendar or by location. In Who's Who you will find guilds, clans and other reenactment groups, craftsmen, merchants and acts. Come in, have a tankard of ale or a goblet of mead and make yourself at home.
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