Finally made it last Sunday. Wow what a perfect day. I can take high of 77 degrees any day.
I was mostly walking around with my 4 year old in his kilt and and a friend of his as a pirate. Wife and her friend like to be mellow while we walk around having to see everything.
I must say the Fest is so much fun for kids! There was a new adventure at every turn.
I would see something cool, point it out to them and their eyes would widen.
Watching the Jousting.
Listening to the street muscians.
Getting to touch and learn about snakes.
Looking at the alligator and tortoises.
Watching the entertainers, magicians, fairies, patrons etc.
Checking out the merchents that are kid friendly. Getting to hit the drums making loud noise, looking at cool dragon stuff, wood swords etc.
Walking the Hobbit trail.
Walking the flower garden.
Trying to solve kid riddles at the fabulous riddle booth.
All without having to spend anything more than the entrance fee. Which is free up to 5 years old. Of course you need some food but a turkey leg will more than fill a little one. I must say the ones we had were nice size and cooked to perfection.
Of course there are many more things for kids to enjoy the rides, games, other merchents booths etc.
Just wanted to point out that you can't go wrong bringing your kids to the Fest. It is a bargain. If they don't have fun the parents need to show them how to have fun. Which I do think more parents need to do.
Of course I get to have my fun watching them with a nice mug of mead in my hand.