After a devastating four-year drought, we had welcome monsoon rains in July on the second day of the Renaissance Festival. Seriously? Of all possible days, why now?
The first day was spectacular with a big, happy crowd. We awoke Sunday (July 19) morning to an intense storm with lightning and thunder cracking all around. Can this be real? What do we do now? It was decided that the show must go on, and it did.
We want to thank all of our performers who sloshed through the mud and carried on. We especially want to thank the hundreds of guests who braved the weather to attend the faire.
There was a real sense of camaraderie that day among everyone. Most took a childish delight in playing in the warm rain and walking in mud. That was authentic English summer weather! Of all of our 31 years, this will certainly be a faire to remember. Attendance took a big hit, and creates a financial challenge. We’ll tally up our losses, pull up our socks and find a way to move forward. With the community support we enjoy, we’ll find a way. Stay tuned, San Luis Obispo. We’re not done yet!