In a curious case of misidentification, Catt Rooney of Epoch Times uses the 2010 Society for Creative Anachronism survey to pinpoint reasons why people participate in Renaissance Faires.
From the article:
Ren Faires offer a plethora of entertainment and fun including costumed entertainers and fair-goers, musicians, parades, enacted combat, stage and street acts, shopping, artisans of period crafts, food, games, and rides, as shown by this photo gallery.
Here are 11 reasons, in order of interest, why people got involved in entertaining the public in pre-17th-century Europe enactments and fantasies depicted at Ren Faires, according to a 2010 survey by the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. (SCA). The SCA is an international history group focused primarily on medieval European cultures.
The article includes a photo album from the 2013 Kansas City RenFest.