The Michigan Renaissance Festival is in full swing. You can travel back in time to the 16th century and enjoy a jousting competition, comedy and theater shows, music, games, rides, food and lots of shopping.
There is plenty for the children to do, if you decide to bring the family. There is plenty to do if you decide to leave the kids at home too! This festival is for everyone.
We brought Rosa and Carlyn and let them wear their Elsa and Anna costumes from Frozen. They both had a blast.
The Children's Realm (with free kids crafts daily) is packed with a ton of fun for the children including The Little Globe Stage (we watched a puppet show), Fantasy Castle Playscape, and Petting Zoo.
I took the kids and headed over to the Children's Realm while the other adults in our party wandered around for about an hour, then we met up for lunch.
Lunch was fantastic. We decided to try out the Dragon's Lair Restaurant, which is the newest sit down dining location. We had four adults and two children in our party and we all shared the Guiness Pot Roast, the Lobster Mac and Cheese and the Meatloaf Sandwich. The meals were $14 each and included one drink (with refills). I have to say, I was so impressed with everything. The food was great, the service was attentive and the portions were so big that we had leftovers.
We didn't get to try this, but we ran into one of the girls who was a personal servant for the Renaissance Romance package. This was the food that was to be served.. Looks yummy, right?
We attended the Joust. I have to say, this bit was not as exciting as I remember. Way over the heads of my five and two year old. Although the nine year old boy behind me seemed to be in his element. If you have never seen it, it's a cute show with a lot of pomp and circumstance. There is a jousting competition with real contact and a bit of melee at the end. It's cheesy and PG.
Our program listed over fifty fun activities for the children on the day we attended. Some of the activities that are offered every weekend include: live performances just for the kids, face painting, hair braiding, make and take crafts, and a ton of fun rides and games.
Here is Rosa and Carlyn enjoying the Seahorse Swing:
Overall we had a grand time. Rosa said it was great and would love to go again.
You can get more info about the Michigan Renaissance Festival on their website.