Here is a list of commonly used reenactor terminology and what it means.
Booshway – The person in charge at a Frontier Period reenactment.
Buckskinning – Historical reenactment of the dress and lifestyle of a mountain man.
“Reenacting” or “living history” is a hobby where the participants try to portray people of the past. Some people just have a hard time conceiving of this, they ask “DO they pay you?”
There are a lot of things going on all at once at a renaissance faire or festival. Here is a brief guide of what you might expect if you attend one as a spectator.