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Florida Renaissance Festival - Quiet Waters Park 401 S Powerline Road Deerfield Beach FL 33442 

Seven Weekends February 10th through March 25th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunset!           

Live a day in the 16th Century at the 26th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival. Over 100 Artisans selling their wares, Over 100 Performers to entertain, Kid's Kingdom, Entertainment and Food and Drynk fit for a King! It's a Fun Family Event for All Ages! Browse through our Enchanted Crafts Village where over one hundred merchants and artisans demonstrate and sell their wares. Behold glass blowing, hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, clothing and a wealth of other riches. Applaud Hundreds of Performers, not only on our twelve stages but literally all around you. Sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches and more. For all the world’s a stage. Cheer Battling Knights, as they mount their steeds, lower their visors, aim their lances and charge at full tilt, thrice daily. Feast on Hearty Food fit for a King! Visit the Pub and toast to the Royal Court with a tankard of ale or cider. Hip! Hip! Huzzah! Play Games of Chance and games of skill which challenge both young and old alike…archery, the test of strength, Jacob’s Ladder and more… and have your name written on a grain of rice. Join us in Deerfield Beach.

www.ren-fest.com


Medieval Fair of Norman  -  The 42st Annual Medieval Fair -  April 6 - 8, 2018

Reaves Park, Norman, OK 10am - 7pm

Step back in time for a day of revels at the Medieval Fair. Enjoy mirth and merriment with kings, queens, knights and fools as the kingdom comes alive. Held annually since 1977, this living history fair features educational exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment at seven stages. Entertainment for the whole family includes minstrels, dancing, theater and reenactments, jugglers, knights jousting on horseback and human chess games. Brightly costumed characters include King Arthur, mermaids, and the fair's royal court. Browse through the medieval village of over 200 art and craft booths offering unique and handcrafted wares. Offerings include pottery, wood crafts, stained glass, armor, costumes, fairy wings, jewelry, leather crafts, hair garlands, and much more. Watch master crafters demonstrating their skills… and have your name written on a grain of rice.

The Medieval Fair of Norman is the state's largest weekend event and the third largest event in Oklahoma, and was selected by Events Media Network as one of the top 100 events in the nation. It is made possible, in part, by the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program and the City of Norman.

Parking is available at Lloyd Noble Center on Jenkins Avenue, located one block south of Reaves Park for a fee of $5 (which benefits the Lloyd Noble Center).

Visitors to the Fair should be aware of the City of Norman's ordinance that prohibits smoking in City parks. Alcoholic beverages are also prohibited. 

www.medievalfair.org


23rd Oklahoma Renaissance Festival - April 28-29, May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-28, June 2-3, 2018 

10:30 am – 6:00 pm  &  MAY 4th Student Day ONLY - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, The Castle of Muskogee

3400 West Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK 74401

Step back in time and enjoy the wonderment of a day in Renaissance England, in Oklahoma! Quench your thirst and tantalize your taste buds with the wonderful varieties of food and drink found throughout Castleton. Stroll through the World Trade Market with over 140 Artisans displaying unique wares and beautiful creations. Journey to an age of kings, queens, and knights in shining armor. Be mesmerized as magicians, jugglers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, and jousters thrill and delight you on any of the 15 Stages. Take the wee ones to the Children’s Realm for games and hands-on demonstrations and then pick a side English or Scottish in our Royal Quest! Show your best garb in the costume contest at 2pm inside the Castle Keepe. Make plans for the Masque Ball, the Pirate’s Feaste, and the Ceilidh! 

www.okcastle.com


Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival - August 2-5, 2018 

Amish Acres Farm & Heritage Resort, 1600 West Market Street, Nappanee, IN

Join us as we celebrate the 56th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival with over 300 artists and craftsment around the historic farm's pond.

www.amishacres.com


Marshal County Blueberry Festival - Labor Day Weekend - August 31-September 3, 2018, Centennial Park, 1660 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563

Located in North Central Indiana, Centennial Park in Plymouth will come alive with the 49th annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Held over Labor Day weekend the Blueberry Festival is one of the Midwest's premier events and has been named a "Top 100 Event" in North American by the American Bus Association in 1997, 1999 and again in 2007. Who knew this humble celebration would grow to be Indiana's largest four-day festival. Over 300 craft vendors from all across the United States showcase their goods. Local and regional businesses take the opportunity to promote their products and services in the commercial area. And what would a festival be without food. With 100 booths to choose from there is a tasty treat for everyone. Annual events such as the Hoosier Old Wheels Antique Car Show, the wildly popular Blueberry Stomp 5K/15K run, Bicycle Cruise, hot air balloon launches and glow, the fabulous Labor Day Parade, Historic Americana, and the spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy entertainment on 3 stages all weekend long, there is not cost or reservations needed. 


44th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival - September 15-16, 2018 - Johnny Appleseed Park, Fort Wayne, IN

Saturday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in this celebration of the life of one of nature's noblemen. An educational experience for 3,500 participants and over 200,000 visitors. There is continuous entertainment on five stages, Pioneer Village demonstration area and arts and crafts can be purchased.

www.johnnyappleseedfest.com

 
Louisiana Renaissance Festival - November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18,  23-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 2018   

9:45 AM to Dusk (rain or shine)

Directions To Faire

  • Simplest directions to the faire:  Take I-12 Exit #42, and follow the signs to 46468 River Road, Hammond LA 70401
  • Extended directions to the faire:
  • New Orleans, and Jackson, MS, take I-55 toward Hammond, LA, then I-12 East to Exit #42
  • Alabama and Florida take I-10 West, then take I-12 toward Hammond to Exit #42 Texas, Baton Rouge, and Slidell get onto I-12 East, then get off at Exit #42

Everyone:

Once on I-12 take Exit #42 (just east of Hammond, Louisiana),Turn north toward McDonald's (on Airport Road / Hwy 3158).Go two miles, past McDonald's (stay on Hwy 3158, straight through the traffic circle). Road ends at the airport,Take a right onto Hwy 190, go two miles. Take a left onto River Road (Hwy 1064). (There is a turn lane at the school.) Go about two miles, Entrance to festival parking is on the right (at the SIGN).

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is a festival, theme park, theatre, holiday shopping destination, and educational experience, all rolled into one great adventure.

    Every autumn the Louisiana Renaissance Festival creates the English "Village of Albright," with more than 600 artisans, entertainers and educational demonstrators welcoming you to the best parts of the 16th century: fun, clean, safe, and educational.

    Albright has a magical ambiance: the atmosphere is adventurous, exciting and romantic. Choose from dozens of Professional Performers, more than 50 shows, and a plethora of demonstrations every day on a dozen stages. Search a hundred booths for unique handmade creations. 

www.larf.net



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