King Richard's Faire  

Posted by Roland

Went to the King Richard's Faire yesterday.

  • The Good:
    • Free and ample parking.
    • Free and ample cleavage (to look at).
    • Good number of vendors and food choices.
    • A good cat show and some other decent shows and skits, including a joust.
    • Fudge: Scrounging our leftover coupons and combining them with the couple that we went with, we were able to afford a 2-bite piece of Fudge. I didn't realize Fudge came in so many varieties. It was pretty good, based on the 1 bite I had.
  • The Bad:
    • Super expensive: $24.00 per adult to walk through the gate. Also, it was CASH ONLY so I had to spend 3 bucks to use their ATM. Clever bastards!
    • Small: A brisk walk takes you to the other side of the faire in about 6 mins.
    • Food Stamps: Food required buying coupons, which were 50 cents each and sold in lots of $5.00 increments. Many items cost 7 or 8 coupons, thereby leaving you with 1 or 2 food coupons you couldn't use because you didn't have enough stamps. Meal combo's could cost up to 17 or 18 stamps. ALSO, it too was CASH ONLY and so I had to goto the ATM machine AGAIN. DAMN YOU RENNIES!!
    • Food Quality: I had pizza and cheese fries. They were both mediocre.
  • The "DAMN........ That's A Big Cat!"
    • What do you get when you crossbreed a male Lion and a female Tiger?
      • Ans: A Liger.
    • What do you get when you crossbreed a male Tiger and a female Lion?
      • Ans: A Tion.
I am not making this up. The Cat show was pretty good. They had some baby tigers, a white tiger, and this beast pictured here. His name is Hercules. At only 3 years old he weighs half a ton and stands 10 feet tall on his hind legs. Oh, and he's still growing. This guy can eat 100lbs of food in one sitting. No wonder why his breed is the biggest cat in the world.
Here's a nice gallery of the show, including better pics of Hurcules.

The show was put on by T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species). Sounds like a pretty good organization. But c'mon... Hot Chicks and Tigers... what else could you ask for? I bought a stuft Liger and named him Richard, although I suppose I should rename him Hercules.

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