Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sterling, New York: Renaissance Festival
This is just one of the odd sights of the Renaissance Festival, held on summer weekends in Sterling (near Lake Ontario northwest of Syracuse). The idea is that visitors go back to the Renaissance to see plays, puppet shows, crafts, games, etc. My particular favorite the time I went was a comic/acrobat/juggler. He'd crack jokes while doing impressive stunts.
One warning: There are a great many ways to spend money once you get inside the door, even though it costs money to get in. It's worth a visit once, though, simply because it's such a different attraction.