April 15 through June 4, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day May 29th 10:30AM
Admission at the Gate: $22/Adult; $10/Child
ages 6-12; Children 5 and under are FREE.
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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
April 15 – June 4, 2017 (8
Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day May
10:30am – 6:00pm
Open Rain or Shine
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
10 Stages with Continuous
150 Shows Daily: Comedy, Music, Circus-Style Shows
and Jousting Knights
150+ Master Artisan Crafters in the Village
Renaissance Games of Skill: Axe Throwing and Target
Shooting with Bow & Arrow
Human-Powered Thrill Rides for Kids of all
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Make plans NOW to venture to...
The Georgia Renaissance Festival
for the 32nd Anniversary Season!
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
In 1986 the Georgia Renaissance Festival opened 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.
Once 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 crafts 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 Arena 11:30am, 2:30pm,
In 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 VIP 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
NOTE: Please arrive at least 10 minutes early – we cannot
seat anyone once the Joust has begun.
Barely Balanced Acrobatic
10:45 am, 12:45 pm, 2:45
4:45 pm - Fire Finale
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
11 am, 12:45 pm, 2:30
(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
12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:00
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
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 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
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 &
12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00
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
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
The Washing Well
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
NEW! Zoltan the Adequate
Garden Cottage Stage
12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm
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
The Ded Bob
12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30
"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
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
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00
pm, 4:30 pm
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
11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm
Garden Cottage Stage: 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm - Crown Stage &
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
THRU JUNE 4 ON THE GARDEN COTTAGE STAGE
The Walking Tree
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.
12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30
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
“….The greatest free-flying bird show in America,”
says Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and NBC’s The Today
12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm,
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
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!
APRIL 15 THRU 23 AND
MAY 13 & 14
The Harper and the Minstrel
Brewer's Pub &
Tavern on the Hill
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
Brewer's Pub &
Tavern on the Hill
throughout the day.
are a musical trio hailing from the fair shores of Eire, bringing with them fun-filled music and
NEW! The Vodca
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
PERFORMING MAY 13 THRU
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the
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
Mother and Father
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!
Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the
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
Parrots of the
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
2017 Special Themed
APRIL 15 & 16 - Opening
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 Weekend
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
APRIL 29 & 30 - Kids Free Weekend!
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
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
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!
HERE for more info and to register!
MAY 20 & 21 - Pirates Plunder Weekend
Pirates of all ages are welcome to compete in the Costume Contests, or play Walk The Plank
It’s a weekend full of fun &
MAY 27, 28, 29 -
Memorial Day Weekend
3 Days to Play! The Festival is open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day
Bring the Family out on this holiday weekend. Check the
website for ticket specials.
June 3 & 4 -
Find romance on this, the final weekend of the 2017
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
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