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Fairburn, Georgia - The Georgia Renaissance Festival - 2016 Season 
APRIL 16 – JUNE 5, 2016 2015 Plus Memorial Day May 25th

 Info: www.garenfest.com      

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April 16 through June 5, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day  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…  

  • 2016 - 31th 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 16 – June 5, 2015 (8 Weekends) 
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day 
  • 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 their 31th Anniversary Season!

Let The 31th Annual

Georgia Renaissance Festival Begin!

2016 Georgia Renaissance Festival

  

April 16th & 17th is Opening Weekend of the 31th 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 16 through June 5, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday. 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 Festival 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 Georgia Renaissance Festival

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  

Joust Arena 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm

The Georgia Renaissance FestivalIn celebration of the 31th Anniversary milestone event, the Georgia Renaissance Festival was able to secure Equus Maximus for all 8 weekends of the 30th Season. Equus Maximus is making their US appearance in 2016 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.

The Tortuga Twins

Marrakech Mews Stage
11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 5:00pm - 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!

Barely Balanced Acrobatic Daredevils

Halfwit Harbor Stage
10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm,
4:30pm - 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 Ded Bob Show

King's Hall Stage
12:00 Noon, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm 
"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 

Hypnotist Rick Stratton

Halfwit Harbor Stage 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm 
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.

The Wheel of Death

Marrakech Mews Stage 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm
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!  

Splatter Time Players Mud Show

Crown Stage
12:00 Noon1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm

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! Giving Tree Drums

Middleton Stage 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm, 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.

Hey Nunnie, Nunnie

Fool's Knoll Stage 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm
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. 

NEW! Blades of Death

Garden Cottage Stage 11:15am, 1:30pm, 5:00pm Ichabod Wainright is pushing the limits - again! Watch as he hurls blades of sharpened steel toward his lovely assistant Samantha Stagewonder while balancing on a slack rope! What?!

NEW! Squire of the Wire

King's Hall Stage 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm This hilarious show for adults (and kids)  features original comedy, outrageous stunts, fire and knives, and the world's only kilted over the audience kilted tight wire walker.

PERFORMING MAY 28 THRU JUNE 5 ONLY!

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!

PERFORMING APRIL 30 THRU MAY 15 ONLY!

NEW! Geoff Marsh Fire Circus

Garden Cottage Stage
12:00 Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
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!
 

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! 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.

PERFORMING APRIL 16 THRU 24 ONLY! 

NEW! Dancing Hammers 

In the Lanes - Performing throughout the day
Robert Burns and Victoria Van Arnam combine their passions for hammered dulcimer, eclectic music, and education into a dynamic concert experience.

PERFORMING MAY 28 THRU 30 ONLY!

Birds of Prey

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

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.

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.

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!

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. 

 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! 

2016 Special Themed Weekends

April 16 & 17: Opening Weekend 2 For 1 – Buy 1 Adult Ticket-Get 1 FREE SAVE $22   

April 23 & 24: Time Warp Weekend – A weekend oThe Georgia Renaissancef 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 contests. See the website for pet registration form and full details. www.garenfest.com. 

April 30 & May 1: Kids Free Weekend – Sponsored by The Georgia RenaissanceSuperior Play Systems –1 Child Admitted FREE with Paid Adult; Enjoy activities in the Kids Kingdom Play Area, Costume Contests, Visits from several Cable TV Cartoon Characters 

May 7 & 8: Romance Weekend – Love is in the air this weekend Special Couples Promotion – Check back for more details – Mother’s Day Flower to 1st 100 Mom’s thru the Gate on Sunday. 

May 14 & 15: Highland Weekend – The Village welcomes the Scottish and Irish this weekend. Bagpipes, drums and kilted dancers abound. Bring your clan – There’s even a haggis-eating Contest. Yum! 

May 14th is Deaf Awareness Day – Volunteer Interpreters from Visual Signing Arts and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf will be signing at select shows throughout the day. 

May 21 & 22: Pirate’s Weekend –Pirates of all agesThe Georgia Renaissance are welcome to compete in the Costume Contests, or play Walk The Plank Trivia. It’s a weekend full of fun & mischief. 

May 28, 29 & 30: Memorial 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, www.garenfest.com. 

June 4 & 5: Final Weekend – It’s your last chance to enjoy one more turkey legge and a frothy ale. See the exciting Equus Maximum Joust Show, and all of your favorite Festival performers one more time, ‘cause after this weekend, we’re History… ‘til next year! 

Admission at The Gate: Adult $22 / Child Ages 6-12 $10 Children Under 5 are always 

GET DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLINE! 

USE PROMO CODE get-n-tune AND SAVE. PURCHASE NOW 

Info: www.garenfest.com 

JUST THE FACTS…  

  • 2016 - 31th 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 16 – June 5, 2015 (8 Weekends) 
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day 
  • 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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