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Fairburn, Georgia - The Georgia Renaissance Festival - 2017 Season 
APRIL 15– JUNE 4, 2017 Plus Memorial Day Monday May 29th

 Info: www.garenfest.com 

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April 15 through June 4, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day May 29th 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Admission at the Gate: $22/Adult; $10/Child ages 6-12; Children 5 and under are FREE. 
 
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JUST THE FACTS…  

  • 2017 - 32nd Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival
    (Opened in 1986) 
     
  •  An Interactive arts and entertainment festival combining outdoor theatre, circus-style entertainment with an arts & crafts marketplace and jolly olde English pubs set in a 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village  
  •  April 15 – June 4, 2017 (8 Weekends)  
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day May 29th 
  • 10:30am – 6:00pm  
  • Open Rain or Shine  
  • FREE PARKING  
  • Located just south of Atlanta’s Airport at I-85, Exit #61 (Peachtree City/Fairburn) 
  • 200,000+ Annual Attendance  
  • Voted Top 20 Event in 2014 by Southeastern Tourism Society  
  • 10 Stages with Continuous Entertainment  
  • 150 Shows Daily: Comedy, Music, Circus-Style Shows and Jousting Knights  
  • 150+ Master Artisan Crafters in the Village Marketplace  
  • Renaissance Games of Skill: Axe Throwing and Target Shooting with Bow & Arrow  
  •  Human-Powered Thrill Rides for Kids of all Ages  

For More Information Please Visit:
www.garenfest.com 

 

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Make plans NOW to venture to...
The Georgia Renaissance Festival
for the 32nd Anniversary
Season!

 2017 Georgia Renaissance Festival

 

April 15th & 16th is Opening Weekend of the 32nd Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival where you’ll find a Whole Lotta Fun…And a Little Bit of History!

The Festival runs 8 spectacular weekends from April 15th through June 4th, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday May 29th. Each weekend features something uniquely special to enhance the enjoyment of all who enter the gates of this 32-acre English Village stepping back in time to the 16th Century.

In 1986 the Georgia Renaissance Festival openedThe Georgia Renaissance the Village Gates for the first time on 20 acres just a few miles from its current location. In 1997 the Festival secured a much larger piece of property on Highway 74 on the west side of I-85 at the Fairburn/Peachtree City exit. Through many hours of hard work by contractors, carpenters, painters, roofers and landscapers, the whimsical 32-acre Village of Newcastle and all of its permanent structures was created. The Front Gate Castle was built with a large balcony where the Queen perches high above the crowds welcoming over 200,000 people each year.

The Georgia Renaissance FestivalOnce inside the gates, patrons can feast like Royalty on giant smoked turkey legges, frothy ales and other fine fare from the pubs and eateries sprinkled around the village. Entertainment for all ages with shows each day performed on 10 stages. Everything from circus-style acrobatics, comedy and improv, music, dance and the main event, The Joust – It’s a full day of endless entertainment for all ages.

The Village is home to over 150 arts and craftsThe Georgia Renaissance Festival merchants, demonstrating artisans providing one-of-a- kind treasures from Renaissance clothing, hand-blown glass art, jewelry, pottery, paintings, weaving, leather-crafting, stained glass artistry and more. This Renaissance art faire is a shop ‘til you drop collectors dream.

 


Equus Maximus - The Extreme Joust 
Joust Arena 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm
 

The Georgia Renaissance FestivalIn celebration of the 32nd Anniversary milestone event, the Georgia Renaissance Festival was able to secure Equus Maximus for all 8 weekends of the 32nd Season. Equus Maximus is making their US appearance in 2017 at the Georgia Renaissance Festival performing 3 action-packed Jousts each day. These noble knights are highly skilled horsemen performing in full armor, competing with lance, sword, crossbow and chariot. This epic show is filled with thrilling stunts, trick riding and 12 tons of equine fury. 


Premium Joust Seating Puts You in the Action!

Premium Joust Seating: Faire goers can upgrade to VIPThe Georgia Renaissance Festival Seating INSIDE the Joust Arena on the Royal Reviewing Stand in shaded and cushioned seating with the Queen and her Court. After the Joust these VIPs are treated to a meet ‘n greet with the Knights, a photo opportunity that will last a lifetime.

 

Purchase Premium Joust Seating Tickets for only $10 at the Front Gate Box Office or at the Joust Arena.

NOTE: Please arrive at least 10 minutes early – we cannot seat anyone once the Joust has begun.
 




Barely Balanced Acrobatic Daredevils
Halfwit Harbor Stage
10:45 am, 12:45 pm, 2:45 pm,
4:45 pm - Fire Finale Show!

They’re back, diving through fire, hurling machetes, and testing the limits of natural selection! Don’t miss seeing your favorite acrobats endanger their lives in this hilarious, award winning show. The day starts with their “Sharp Knives and Stupid Humans Extravaganza” and ends with the incredible “Fire Finale.” Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action!


The Tortuga Twins
Marrakech Mews Stage
11 am, 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm,
(4:15 pm - Rated R Show!)

The Tortuga Twins will have you screaming with laughter! This audience-interactive show keeps you coming back for more, year after year! Rated PG!
The Wheel of Death 
Marrakech Mews Stage
12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:00 pm

The Wheel of Death - This 30-foot tall, spinning monstrosity is Icabod Wainwright’s personal playground. His death-defying antics and skill will thrill and amuse you as he performs inside and outside of this giant medieval “hamster wheel”. You have to see it to believe it! You’re guaranteed to have sweaty palms while watching this show!
NEW! London Broil
King's Hall Stage
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm


The London Broil Show strives to bring you the perfect juggling show. These three accomplished jugglers create an experience that is like hanging out with your best funny friends, but they are throwing knives, clubs, and fire at each other.

PERFORMING MAY 27 THRU JUNE 4


Hypnotist Rick Stratton
Halfwit Harbor Stage
11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 3:45pm

A
certified hypnotherapist, stage hypnotist, and comedian, Rick Stratton has been traveling the United States for years making people laugh while performing his comedy hypnosis show. You’ll be filled with side-splitting laughter at the antics of the audience volunteers under his hypnotic spell.
NEW! Armoured Bards
NEW Loccation! The Drunk Monk Pub
11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm


The Armoured Bards: Byron the Armoured Bard and Victoria Van Arnam bring you jaunty jigs, raucous reels and beautiful ballads. Come listen to Victoria's hammered dulcimer and revel in the auld songs of ale. Sing along with Byron's baritone and don't forget your drinking buddies!

PERFORMING MAY 20 THRU JUNE 4


NEW! The CRAIC Show
King's Hall Stage

12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm

The CRAIC Show is an intense & wildly entertaining act, made up of four international travelers who, in 1541, were banded together on an ancient battlefield. This unique merging of music from far away lands brings a sound that is unlike any other. Ever-changing and constantly blending styles, The CRAIC Show is always bringing a fresh, high energy blend of World Medieval Music.

PERFORMING MAY 6 & 7


Hey Nunnie, Nunnie
Fool's Knoll Stage
12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm

The unconventional Mother Redempta and the mischievous ukulele wielding Sister Philomena Claire take the stage in a dazzling display of comedic escapades. Cracking jokes, singing songs, and “counseling” audience members, these two larger than life characters cause peals of laughter to ring like convent bells. Hey Nunnie, Nunnie! Will have you rolling in the pews.
Giving Tree Drums
Middleton Stage
11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:45pm - Drum Circle near the Front Gate!

Everyone will experience the magic and discover how much fun they can have as they make music with those around them. Giving Tree Drum Circle is a completely interactive, fun and truly an inclusive activity for people of all backgrounds.

The Washing Well Wenches
Middleton Stage
12:00 Noon, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm

They're wet! They're wacky! And they want your laundry! The Washing Well Wenches bring us "good, clean fun and wet, dirty women"!

NEW! Zoltan the Adequate
Garden Cottage Stage
12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm
 

Brilliant? Amazing? No, just adequate! Come see feats of bizarre geek magic and stunts of sheer stupidity! Watch and cringe as Zoltan plays with fire, swallows a four-foot balloon, and more. Zoltan will fool you, delude you about how you were fooled, deceive you about that delusion, and then bamboozle you about the deception. Surely a curiosity to be reckoned with. 

PERFORMING APRIL 15 THRU MAY 7


The Ded Bob Show
King's Hall Stage
12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm
"Hey Audience!" Everyone's favorite "Specter of Ceremonies" brings his unique brand of graveside humor to the Georgia Renaissance Festival! But, beware! Sit toward the front of the audience and you may be "Bob-mo-tized"! Rated PG.
NEW! Gypsy Geoff Fire Circus
12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Fool's Knoll Stage

Children of all ages will be mesmerized by Geoff as he balances, juggles, and creates feats of wonder - and did we mention fire?! Geoff is an accomplished magician, clown, mime, juggler, and fire manipulator and we promise you will leave his show with a smile on your face!


Splatter Time Players Mud Show 
Crown Stage
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Earth-splattering fun awaits you at this fun-filled “earthy” presentation! Watch as this crazy duo execute back flips and belly flops straight into the mud! This “dirty” show will prove to be good, clean fun for audiences of all ages! 
NEW! The Knotty Nauticals
Crown Stage:
11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm

Garden Cottage Stage: 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm - Crown Stage & Garden
 

Join Pirate Shantyman and Bonnie Lass in a non-stop fun and interactive comedy show! Filled with amazing stunts featuring fire eating, rope walking, juggling, fire spinning and manipulation, comedy and even music, their show delights all ages!

PERFORMING APRIL 29 THRU MAY 14 ON THE CROWN STAGE

MAY 20 THRU JUNE 4 ON THE GARDEN COTTAGE STAGE


The Walking Tree Man The Georgia Renaissance
In the Lanes 
Throughout the day 

Don't be frightened when the tree next to you moves – it's just the Walking Treeman! This twelve-foot tall living, talking tree has the face of the mythical Green Man and will enthrall and delight your entire family.


Birds of Prey
Garden Cottage Stage
12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm
 

In addition to a presenting a majestic Falconry exhibition, this complete bird show includes hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skills directly over the heads of the audience! Presented by Sky Kings Falconry and Earthquest™. 

“….The greatest free-flying bird show in America,” says Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and NBC’s The Today Show.


Dynamo Dogs
King's Hall Stage
12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm

Lady Gail Mirabella and her canine counterparts, the Dynamo Dogs, present a high-energy, fast paced and exciting show for your amazement and enjoyment. Working as a team, these remarkable pups demonstrate their agility and acrobatic skills - You won't want to miss the Dynamo Dogs in action!


Cu Dubh
King's Hall Stage
11:15 am at the Brewer's Pub; 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 5:00 pm at the Tavern on the Hill; 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm at the King's Hall Stage; 5:00 pm at the Brewer's Pub

The sounds of ancient thundering war drums and skirling bagpipes like you’ve never heard before. Cu Dubh presents tribal warrior music at its best. Be you Viking, Druid, Celt, Mongol or Moor, these ringing harmonies and pounding rhythms will bring forth the ancient spirits and set loose the wolf once again!

PERFORMING APRIL 15 THRU 23 AND
MAY 13 & 14

 


The Harper and the Minstrel
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the Hill
Performing throughout the day.


The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful Ayres and Ballads, but are quite adept at Jigs, Reels & Dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of music ranging from the 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English lutenist John Dowland to Ireland's harper Turlough O'Carolan to their own enchanting compositions.

 


Shenanigans
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the Hill
Performing throughout the day.


The Shenanigans are a musical trio hailing from the fair shores of Eire, bringing with them fun-filled music and almost-funny jokes.


NEW! The Vodca Family
Garden Cottage Stage & King's Hall Stage
12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm on the Garden Cottage; 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm on the King's Hall Stage


The Vodca Family is an interactive stage and street performance group featuring energetic, explosive dance and drums. This family-friendly stage show includes many styles of dance – classical pointe ballet, belly dance, sword balancing and much more! 

PERFORMING MAY 13 THRU 21


Landloch'd!
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the Hill
Performing throughout the day

If Celtic music with a twist is what you seek, you’ll enjoy this unlikely duo. One from the highlands of Scotland, and the other from the Moor-infested lands of Spain – these two have come together to share their love of Celtic and Pirate music with the masses.

Mother and Father Goose
Goose Gazebo
On display all day
 

Stop by the Goose Gazebo and have a visit with Mother and Father Goose and their "children" – gentle, tame geese who love to snuggle on your lap for a photo! 

 


Friar Finnias Finnegan
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the Hill
Performing throughout the day


A proud member of the Bawdy Bodacious Bothersome Brown Bohemian Brethren, this fun-loving friar will delight you with songs of drinking and merriment! 


Parrots of the Caribbean
Queen's Garden Area
Displays are open all day

Colorful and chatty parrots are the stars of this free-flight aviary! Get up close and personal with these beautiful exotic birds. It's a tropical adventure!


 2017 Special Themed Weekends


APRIL 15 & 16 - Opening Weekend!
Opening Weekend 2 For 1 – Buy 1 Adult Ticket-Get 1 FREE - SAVE $22! Available online and at the Festival Gate. Cannot be combined with any other offer – Tickets valid April 15 & 16 only.

APRIL 22 & 23 - Cosplay, Pet Friendly and College The Georgia RenaissanceWeekend
A weekend of Cosplay and Costume Contests where Fantasy meets History, and Superheroes meet Royalty! Pet Friendly Weekend – Bring your Dog or Cat on a leash.  Enter the pet costume contest.  GO HERE for pet registration form and full details. College Weekend - $8 at the Gate with valid College ID! 

APRIL 29 & 30 - Kids Free Weekend!GA Renaissance May 16, 2015
Up to 4 Children Admitted FREE with Paid Adult;
Enjoy activities in the Superior Play Systems Kids Kingdom Play Area, Costume Contests and More!  Sponsored by Superior Play Systems

MAY 6 & 7 - Maytoberfest Weekend!
Get a peek of the German Renaissance period this weekend only.
  Sample a variety of German Beers and Bavarian Food while enjoying special guest musicians from the German Renaissance Era.

MAY 13 & 14 - Highland Fling Weekend
The Village welcomes the Scottish and Irish this weekend.
  Bagpipes, drums and kilted dancers abound.  Bring your clan! On Sunday we'll be hosting the newest competition in Newcastle - Royal Cookie Wars! Bakers will compete for cash prizes as our judges determine the tastiest cookie in all the Kingdom! GO HERE for more info and to register! 

MAY 20 & 21 - Pirates Plunder WeekendThe Georgia Renaissance

Pirates of all ages are welcome to compete in the Costume Contests, or play Walk The Plank Trivia.
  It’s a weekend full of fun & mischief. 
 

MAY 27, 28, 29 - Memorial Day Weekend
3 Days to Play!  The Festival is open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday.
  Bring the Family out on this holiday weekend.  Check the website for ticket specials.  

June 3 & 4 - Romance Weekend
Find romance on this, the final weekend of the 2017 Festival
.  Special events for Couples and Singles will be announced later.  This will be your last chance for love…Or, a turkey legge and a frothy ale.  See the exciting finale of the 2017 Equus Maximum Joust Show, and all of your favorite Festival performers one more time, ‘cause after this weekend, we’re History… ‘til next year! 

 

 2017 Georgia Renaissance Festival

For More Information Please Visit:
www.garenfest.com

 

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