2023 Arizona Renaissance Festival- Plans for Attending and No Costume Plans
February 3, 2023
Hi everyone! This weekend will be the first weekend the Arizona Renaissance Festival will be open. It is usually open for two months, so there are plenty of opportunities to attend. For many years, I would attend at least one day per year. This year, I don’t know if I will attend. Also, if I do go, I don’t plan on dressing up.
There are more than one reasons why I decided on potentially not going or if I do, I won’t wear a costume. The main one is that there are many things going on in the area where I live in February and potentially March. I don’t know why so many events are happening all the sudden, but I think the two main reasons for this. The first is this is the first year since 2020 that events can be held with full capacity. The second is because the 2023 Super Bowl is held in Arizona. In order to attract more tourist to the area, the small towns and cities are holding events. These events, and problems traveling in the area where these events are held, make it an issue for me to get to the Renaissance Festival this year.
If I do attend the festival, I will probably be going in March. If at all. Besides that, I don’t want to make a costume to wear this year. All my old costumes don’t fit anymore, so I will need to make a new costume. Making a new costume does not appeal to me right now. I have ideas for costumes, but I don’t want to actually work on them to wear at this year’s festival. I would rather work on them during the time the festival is open instead of working on them with the intention of wearing them at this year’s festival.
I don’t know how many people care about my costume posts and Renaissance Festival photograph posts, but I don’t feel very motivated this year to go anywhere “geeky” this year. I know why, but I don’t want to talk about it online. I would rather travel to non geeky locations this year and enjoy seeing them instead.
Even though I am not planning on going to the Festival, I am hopeful I can work on a new costume. I don’t know which new costume I will make (This time of the year is a busy time for me and my day job) but I want to. I enjoy making costumes and taking about my sewing adventures online. That is something I do not want to stop!