Monday, September 3, 2018

Folsom Renaissance Faire Review and Giveaway #folsomrenaissancefaire #ad

*We will be #hosted at the Folsom Renaissance Faire 2018

Take a step back in time for the weekend and enjoy the 26th annual Folsom Renaissance Faire. For my family this is an annual tradition to attend and something we look forward to every Fall.

This family friendly event will be hosted at Folsom Lions Park next to the Folsom Zoo. The dates to the event are September 22-23 2018. Saturday hours are 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors, military, ages 13-17, $8 kids 6-12 and FREE for kids under 6. Parking is $5. You can buy your tickets HERE.

We have been attending the Folsom Renaissance Faire for many years and always have a wonderful time. It is a magical journey through Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I times of lords, ladies, queens, dukes, towns people and more. My son loves all the interactive activities he can do at the festival. Games, crafts, music, dancing and 3 stages of fun all day long. Last year my son tried the Archery games with much delight in his heart as he was "just like Robin Hood". Too cute! Even my husband and I gave it a try.

One of my favorite activities is the daily parade where the queen, her court and other costumed actors walk the whole event with marching, drums and singing. The joust is my husbands favorite activity that we look forward to. Cheering on our favorite night and watching the full impact jousting event is exciting. There is even an archery tournament to watch. Many vendors have kids games areas that parents can sit down and watch the action unfold.

Last year my son had the chance to be a part of a stage show. He loved every second of it! My son said the key to being selected from the crowd was to yell "HAZZAH!" as loud as you can. It is a commonly used phrase at the faire to express joy or excitement. I treasure the experience of seeing him on stage being a part of the show.

Here is a video of the stage acting my son volunteered to be in:

The food at the festival is amazing. I laughed when I looked through our photos of our visits to realize I do not have any pictures of our food. We were so busy enjoying it I did not take pictures. The turkey legs are delicious and I highly recommend trying one!

We love all the reenactment guilds that attend the faire. They dress in time period clothing, speak in the Renaissance talk and are always interacting with attendees to make sure you are having a fun experience. In the 15 years that we have attended the event we always have a fun time and the event organizers are great at what they do.

Last year we met a falcon where his trainer showed us his amazing claws and wings. We learned to spin wool too. Not only is it family fun but also a great way to show your kids a bit of history of Elizabethan age of  England. As a homeschooling family we take this opportunity to learn about the time period grade level appropriate history before attending the event. My son loves being able to in a way "see" what he has learned about when we attend. There is also a Friends of the Folsom Library sale where we find great books to read and also support local library. Last year we found a great book on castles and one about dragons. Perfectly fitting for the event!

I highly recommend attending this family friendly event. The entertainment is delightful, the food is amazing and the actors that make it all happen are amazing. We always leave with a smile on our face and a few souvenirs to take home.


I will be hosting a giveaway for 2 adults and 2 kids to attend the 26th Folsom Renaissance Faire on Sept. 22 or Sept. 23rd 2018. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below:

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 *Limited to U.S. residents 18 years old and above. Giveaway starts September 3, 2018 and ends on September 17, 2018 at 12:01 am PST. Winner will be emailed and has 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. The opinions on this item are 100% mine and may vary from others. The sponsor is responsible for providing the prize.

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