This is the exalted location where the popular Renaissance Festival takes place each year. To get here, Take I-25 north to ... More
Colorado Renaissance Festival Grounds
This is the exalted location where the popular Renaissance Festival takes place each year. To get here, Take I-25 north to exit 172 and follow the signs on Perry Park Road. It is about 30 minutes from Colorado Springs. Parking is free.
I loved the Ren fest as a child in Minnesota, but this Larkspur one as an adult was really a waste of time/money. The food is absolutely terrible, if you like state fair crap you'll love it. What happened to the turkey legs? they are all nasty, precooked pink things nowadays I wouldn't touch. Most of the people working the show are either rude or trying to rip you off. I caught several trying to short change me, and watched it work on other, alcohol buzzed patrons. It was also way too crowded, with some of the strangest people in Colorado. Cost $75 to get 4 of us in, which is robbery to begin with, we spent 2 hours there and another $150 on seemingly nothing. What a complete waste, wouldn't go back for free. The kids loved it though, but would have been just as happy with $50 spent at an arcade.
I go to the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larksbur every year. I truly live to go there! While I never dress up, I go every year for the turkey legs and to people watch. I always have good laughs and I am constantly entertained by the music and crafts (leather working, glass blowing, beading, braiding, henna tattoo's and more!). There are a few rides, tons of games, and great food everywhere. This is a place you must go at least once in your life, or in my case once a year! Each weekend has a theme so go online to their website and find out which one is best for you.
Plan ahead. Pick a character you can relate to, either from real history, some old movie or just made up by you, rent or obtain a costume, and just go to town.
Give the Rennies (staff at the festival) something to interact with you over and watch how creative they can get. Spend a few hours being someone you haven't been all year.
It's the best way to experience the Ren fest.
well traveled all over also..& Castle Rock is NOT Larkspur.
the little mexican eatery is just one place..(but if it was about the food)
why not just eat at the festival?
in a nice middle class & upper end communittee...But Castle Rock again...is not not Larkspur..where there are homes skattered in the trees for miles & ranches, our little town only has a few retail shops but we have the advantage of being close to Denver and Colorado Springs which have many suburbs and advantages nationaly & locally.
I don't think pointing out any nationality is right on any level..but then their are small minds all over the planet...Have awonderful day while your here!
I loved it there, dont listen to any of the yahoos who said it wasnt good. they people are amazing, costumes incredible, and shows entertaining! i cant wait to go back. oh ya and i met the man of my dreams there!
While I used to love the Renaissance Festival when I was younger, the joy has rubbed off. I think it is an awesome place for kids, however for the rest it is kind of a let down. Many people are there who never quite realized that it isn't the middle ages anymore and wearing capes, etc. is out of place in the 21st century.
Although, some of the retailers carry some nice things and the food is really good!
The price continues to increase over the years, and it really isn't worth a $75 day to take the family. Your money might be better spent elsewhere.
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