Renaissance fairs are one of a kind experiences that often draw return attendees year after year. There are a handful of regular gatherings where the community of costume-clad history (and LARPing) enthusiasts can drink and be merry and make memories.
To those of us who don't regularly attend, the costumed spectacle of Renaissance fairs inspire a number of questions. Are there real showers there?! Do people get wasted off mead? What is the overall vibe?
Luckily, for those of us curious, people who regularly attend or work at renaissance festivals jumped on a popular Reddit thread to share some of their wildest stories.
I worked for a crew for two consecutive summers: First was doing jailing and light entertainment, second doing jousting (I was ground crew/squiring not riding. I could have taken some lessons and learned some basics if I would have been willing to drive halfway across the state every weekend, but alas, I was broke as sh*t.)