LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s a journey back to the time of King Arthur and the Knights of The Roundtable. It’s the 36th annual Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur and it kicks off next week.
CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody loves going to the festival every year.
“One of my family’s must dos each and every summer is to pile into the car and head south to Larkspur for the Colorado Renaissance Festival,” Moody said. “It’s food and shopping and shows and fun — a step back into the past — just down the road a ways.”
The festival is a wonderfully odd collection of food and shows and performers and time travel that all add up to a very good time in the Colorado sun.
Of course, “Puke and Snot” with their classic blend of ersatz Shakespeare are still on stage — as are “Winnie and Izzie,” the washing well wenches. It’s good, clean family fun that somehow walks right up to the line without going over. Sit a few rows back if you don’t want to wind up wet.
There’s also Johnny Fox, Arsene of Paris, hypnotists, jousts, and rides for the kids — and cast in bronze — a carillon like no other.
“There are things to see to do and to just plain experience — and what’s wonderful is that it’s a day outside for the entire family experiencing together rose colored images of time gone by,” Moody said.
The Colorado Renaissance Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from June 9 to July 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine.
– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.