But, if you haven't been yet this year (or ever!), you still have until October 18th to get to this elaborate fest. Ticket Tip: Buy your tickets at Hy-Vee before you go and head there first thing in the morning. There may be a terribly long line - but it's to BUY tickets (thus why you should pre-buy yours!!). You'll get to waltz right in. We arrive at 10:30am (opens at 10am and closes at 7pm) and the crowd wasn't too bad/lines for things, like the bathroom, too long until lunch time.
Perhaps the most fun thing was riding a freaking elephant! I didn't even know this was possible to do in Kansas City or any where in the midwest, and we all did it together. I was actually a little nervous up there, but Paige the elephant was super sweet. At one point she turned her head a bit to the side and laid her ear over Liam's let and my knee. I think that means she liked us.
I didn't even have time to snap as many pictures as I wanted - especially during the times I was really in awe or having fun! But I hope I've convinced you to get to the KC Renaissance fest before it's over or find one near you (or come visit KC!).