Friday, August 14, 2009

Olde World Renaissance Faire

The Olde World Renaissance Faire is a small renaissance festival near Duluth, Minnesota, and occurs over just one weekend in June. Started in 1998, this 11-year old festival represents the history and lore of Europe from the 1200s to the 1700s. It has slowly grown from a handful of vendors and entertainers over the years, and in 2009, the event was able to add jousting to its list of entertainment, something that it had lacked in previous years.

Over the course of the weekend, you can expect to see Middle Eastern belly dancing from a band of gypsies; juggling, fire eating, and magic; a comedic sword fight; and what renaissance festival would be complete without a wild chicken show?

There are also demonstrations galore--drum making, jewelry making, leather tooling, and painting just to name a few.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children (though if you come in costume, adults are $9 and seniors and children are $7).