by Sean Kim
Huzzah, and let the feast begin!
Faeries, gypsies, knights, and ladies of the court all come together to celebrate a special event. Smell the fresh, crisp air, the roasted turkey legs, and hear the clinking of metals: swords and shields. Join the brotherhood of Robin Hood, and come drink and dance with pirates.
From September 1 to October 14, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival is celebrated at Bonner Springs, Kan. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
Many students and faculty members at MCCKC- Longview attend the KC Renaissance Festival. Brandon Page, a third-year student at Longview, said he has attended the festival two or three times. Page loves to visit the specialty shops, watch the jousting match, and just be a part of history right in his backyard.
“The Renaissance Festival offers a historical aspect. It is fun learning while hanging with friends,” Page said.
Page believes that the festival is a great experience for every age and every type of person, and people should go see the celebration at least once.
“The people at the festival have a good attitude. They are really enthusiastic people, and they really make it a great experience,” said Page.
Melissa Eaton, an anthropology instructor at MCC-Longview, has also attended the festival multiple times.
“I really like the Jolly-Roger,” she reminisced. Eaton was pulled onto the show on her first experience. Eaton said that the weather has been really great for the festival this year. She enjoys looking at the stands and listening to the musicians.
So mark you calendars for the annual event and come dance with the faeries and gypsies.