For the past 30-some years, minstrels-in training, ladies, lasses and squires, beggars, wenches, knaves and even kings have been conveying on a 27 acre bit of forested land in Crownsville, Maryland each fall. No, it’s not a time machine. It’s the Maryland Renaissance Festival!
Here, people come to step back in time, to partake in historical merriment and participate in a rowdy glimpse of the past. People also come for the food. While perhaps not a historical representation of the food available Ye Olde Middle Ages, the Maryland Renn Fest’s food (many of which is playfully served “on a stake”) is all part of the experience.
Hear ye, hear ye! I hereby proclaim that these decadent morsels are my favorite, most outrageous not-to-be-missed items that you, too, can snack on at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Finally, I can’t write about Renaissance Festival food without covering the ultimate Renn Fest nosh… the TURKEY LEG.
So, after a day of eating festival food, I admit… I’m ready to eat salads for a week. But what say you? FESTIVAL FOOD… UTTERLY DELICIOUS OR KINDA OVER THE TOP?