Assemble, lords and ladies. We embark on a mighty quest into the olden days. The Florida Renaissance Festival is back. Get ready to party like it was in the 16th century.
The Florida Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary and taking over Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
Bobby Rodriguez: “The Florida Renaissance Festival is basically a recreation of a 16th-century festival.”
Think of it as stepping back in time to the olden days of jesters and knights, but with better costumes and more shopping.
Bobby Rodriguez: “I like to call it a marketplace because we have nearly 100 vendors making handmade goods, jewelry, and clothing.”
Fans of the festival can’t get enough.
Renaissance attendees: “Every year it gets better and better and they have more things to see, better shows, outstanding vendors. I just really like it.”
Renaissance visitors: “Have fun, enjoy the atmosphere.”
Renaissance Visitor: “Drink, walk and be merry.”
And the actors Yes, really go in.
Renaissance cast member: “We are available for marriage. It’s a shocker. Drink as much as you can because we’re getting prettier.”
This place totally looks like something straight out of the history books, or should we say storybooks?
There are dragons here. Not just any dragons, super realistic animatronics by Dino Don.
Dino Don: “That’s the only place in America right now where you’re going to find dragons.”
Dino Don is known for his life-size dinosaur animatronics.
He even appeared in “Shark Tank” and struck a deal with Mark Cuban to keep her going.
But the Florida Renaissance Festival is the only place you’ll find his dazzling dragons.
Dino Don: “You go into the forest, and it’s like they live in the forest, and so you walk along the path and meet one creature after another.”
And yes, they do move and interact.
Dino Don: “Each of them has a set of moves so they can move their legs and their arms and their tails, their heads, their eyes, their mouths and if it’s big enough we can get them to close them.” roar. so they can breathe.”
Don says he couldn’t think of a better place to show the dragons.
Dino Don: “Everyone dresses up and they go really well with the dragons because they all look medieval.”
Who couldn’t use a little getaway these days?
Bobby Rodriguez: “Enter the 16th Century, the days of yore, and enjoy 500 years of fun in a single day here at the Florida Renaissance Festival.”
The Florida Renaissance Festival takes place every weekend through March 20th. For tickets click here.
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