The Renaissance Festival is always a fabulous time. This year the Cardinals (our homeschool nature and culture outing group) went together on the elementary student day. The festival often has adult type humor so the student day eliminates that and adds a lot of educational type events that wouldn’t be there. Some of the vendors even had reduced pricing knowing that kids don’t come on field trips with endless amounts of money so that was really cool.
But on a downside, many of us noticed that some of our favorite performers had shortened their performances for a K-6 audience and the day was shorter (ending at 2:30pm).
Before the event began I told all the families what we were planning on doing (I had researched the map ahead of time) and encouraged the families to do what worked best for them. We didn’t all stay together but did meet up at different points (as you’ll see in the jousting match all the HLSPV families together!) So that made the day extra special and fun. All in all, I felt like the student day was a really perfect day for us.