My partner and I had a great time visiting the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Saturday. We saw some interesting shows, a jousting competition, and strolled around the grounds. There were a lot of vendors (mostly for food). A couple vendors carried leather products, but of the nature of which I was not interested.
A few people dressed in period costume, but most attendees were the typical family with kids in tow… wearing shorts and sneakers… and a few of those awful flip-flops and crocs. I saw only one other guy (who was not a performer) wearing boots.
What did I wear? A pair of brown leather jeans tucked into tall brown Wesco harness boots. I chose not to wear a leather shirt or vest, because it was very humid and rather warm. I am not one of those who “gets into Ren Faire” by dressing in some form of costume, but it was fun to see those who did.
All-in-all, it was a nice way to spend a warm (and finally sunny) late summer day.