@jellysundae Honestly Ren Faires are equally dorky and awesome. I go to this one every year.
Amazing food-- I always get a giant turkey leg (I was sad there wasn't a handheld Neopets item of a drumstick/meat of some kind)
Tons of people dress up, and there are also lots of employees there that remain completely in-character
People can pay to throw tomatoes at a guy (just his head is sticking out of a cut-out in a wall), and as the thrower is trying to hit him, the guy throws out really clever insults based on his observations of that person
Every day of the fair has a full schedule of stage shows, jousting, falcon demonstrations, etc.
And then, yeah, the fact that inevitably you end up picking the hottest and sunniest day of the year to go, and end the day with heat exhaustion and a sunburn XD