Georgia’s Renaissance Festival has it’s home on a whopping 32 acre site just southwest of Atlanta. Plan on paying them a visit this spring!
If you are a swashbuckler, shiver me timbers…look forward to Pirate’s Weekend! This is the weekend to really dress the part because there is a prize for the best pirate costume to be found.
Come prepared to feast on hundreds of delicious foods including mouth watering Roasted Turkey Legs (wouldn’t be a ren festival without them), and then make plans to visit one of the four pubs onsite to quench your thirst afterwards.
This festival has something not found in many other villages and it is a special treat for the kids. At this festival you can find over a dozen medieval-themed amusement park rides with names such as “Drench-A-Wench” or “King Henry’s Darts”. Your children (and children at heart) will love the Royal Petting Zoo as well. Make plans to bring the kids for Kid’s Weekend where each kid can get in free with a paying adult.
You will find over 100 different acts featuring jugglers, storytellers, music and more. The Jousting of The Kings is a breathtaking performance sure to please every member of the family. This is a must-see event to be sure. Also keep your eye out for the Birds of Prey and Animal Show for an up-close and personal experience that will amaze you.
New this year will be the Celtic rock band, The Rogues. They have delighted people all over the world with their energetic performances. They will also dazzle you with their unique renditions of folk, classical and pop music both modern and traditional.
While you’re there, look for Hack and Slash, the uproariously funny sword fighting team that will keep you in stitches with their brilliant physical comedy as well as their witty Shakespearean-style conversations. Their interactions are full of tricks and lies they love to “share” with each other.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival almost requires at least two (maybe three!) visits to really see all that you can find in this giant kingdom. To really get the full experience the festival can bring, come decked out in your finest 16th century period dress. You will enjoy all the other players finery as much as they enjoy yours and your day at the festival will make wonderful memories for everyone.