Shew Us Thy Teats
The enthusiastic embrace of anachronism is part of the charm of the Kansas City Renaissance Fair (628 North 126th Street, Bonner Springs, 800-373-0357). Witness chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick. Huzzah! Sir Walter Raleigh brought tobacco from North America to Western Europe at the end of the 17th century. Nonetheless, this years event features a Middle Eastern-flavored hookah bar in the smoking tent, a new addition to the festival.
General Manager Carrie Shoptaw jokingly tells the Pitch, We like to rewrite history, and we stand by our version of events. We have the Three Musketeers out here this year, and thats wrong. We have about 650 years to play with, but sometimes we wiggle about a 100 years on either side of it.
Our new stuff includes entertainment like the Vulgarian Court there was no Vulgaria. Our Vulgarians have no couth, no taste, but way too much money. Then theres Mr. Renaissance Romance its basically a Chippendales show. Some of our guys are in it, but mostly we recruit handsome visitors and get authorization from their wives and boyfriends for them to participate. The fair runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 14. Tickets cost $14.50 for adults and $6.95 for kids. See Kansas City Renaissance Fair
Saturdays, Sundays; Mon., Sept. 3. Starts: Sept. 1. Continues through Oct. 14, 2007