Episode 238: The Lord Mayor Bullfrog and Violet, Queen of the Gypsies
Episode 238! Michael and Lindsay Stewart (aka Lord Mayor Bullfrog and Violet, Queen of the Gypsies) join us to talk about the opening of the Carolina Renaissance Festival on September 29th.
To see them help us with the unboxing video – watch below!
About the Carolina Renaissance Festival: (from their website)
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is back celebrating 25 years of cheers.
Introduced in 1994, the Carolina Renaissance Festival is now one of the largest renaissance themed events in the country and one of the largest attractions in the Carolinas. Nearly 200,000 attendees are expected to time travel to the village during its 8-weekend season, held Saturdays and Sundays, September 29 through November 18.
Fantasy and history collide once again as fanciful creatures have nestled into the forests of the Festival. Journey to the grotto and experience the all new Living Mermaid exhibit where Fairies of the Sea enchant, delight and swim about inside a 30,000 lb. aquarium. Watch Fireflicker the Curious Dragon roam about to award dragon gold to children with magic in their hearts. And fan-favorite Twig the Fairy returns, dazzling patrons with her music and
Fourteen stages offer an abundance of continuous music, dance, comedy and circus entertainments. Unbalanced acrobats, the Ancient Art of Falconry and the popular jousting tournament with armored knights mounted on horseback, are more examples of the continuous entertainment options offered. Many of the shows are spontaneous and you will never know what happens next, on stage or off.
Village purveyors offer an endless feast of bread bowl stews, premium meats on sticks, sweet treats and confections and a favorite of all renaissance wanderers: a bag of cinnamon-roasted almonds! Festival pubs offer a variety of Pepsi products, craft beer, wine, champagne, ale, honey mead, lemonade and Medieval Margaritas to compliment the day-long feast of hearty foods fit for royalty!
Shop an extensive array of craft vendors offering home décor, jewelry, clothing of renaissance and medieval fashion, blown and torched glass, handmade art and pottery. There are also activities for children of all ages including people-powered amusement rides and countryside faire games such as the castle climbing wall, archery and tomato tossing at a fool.
The 25th Carolina Renaissance Festival – where imagination, fantasy, and history burst to life. A place where adults can feel and act like children while children are treated as royalty. A magical realm where you will forget about your daily cares and enjoy the magic of a simpler time and place. A time traveling escape like no other!
Originally recorded 9/11/18
Guardians of the Geekery Episode 238