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The Georgia Renaissance Festival

May 7, 2017
The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Reminder that that the Georgia Renaissance Festival is open until June 4th.  We had a great time visiting and I’m sure you will too!

Every weekend and Memorial Day, April 15 thru June 4, 2017 The 32nd Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event, and a different kind of theme park. Inside this 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village you’ll find hundreds of costumed characters, the Queen and her Court, endless circus-style entertainment on 10 stages, shopping in over 130 artisan shoppes, food fit for Royalty, games and rides for kids of all ages, and the spectacular Jousting Knights on horseback. Patrons are invited to wear costumes and join in the fun too. It’s a whole lotta’ fun, and a little bit of History, every weekend and Memorial Day, April 15 thru June 4, 2017.

Homeschool/Student Day at the Georgia Renaissance Festival
May 9, 2017!
Don’t just read about History – See it come to life!
The Georgia Renaissance Festival is set in a re-creation of a 16th Century English Village, complete with artisans, food, entertainers and music of the time. Students will meet and interact with unique characters and historical figures from the Renaissance period, participate in fun and educational workshops, see artisan demonstrations, and learn what life was like during the 1500s.
This special day for students has been designed to directly support your curriculum, in the areas of History, Math, Science, Language, Theatre and Art.
You will receive our comprehensive Curriculum Guide with your paid reservation. This valuable resource is full of information and ideas for your class before and after your visit.
RESERVE YOUR FIELD TRIP EARLY!
Find more information and book your field trip at www.garenfest.com/student-day-information
or call Norma Pope at 770-964-8575 x103.

Georgia Renaissance Festival Discounts! Get 25% off General Admission Adult (Age 13+) and 30% off General Admission Child (6-12) tickets by using promo code “castle” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure website at www.garenfest.com. Tickets good any day of the 2017 Season (Weekends and Memorial Day Apr 15-June 4). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers. These tickets and discount are not accepted on Student Day, May 9th. https://www.xorbia.com/e/garenfest/2017Expires: Jun. 4th, 2017

 

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

I have lived in Georgia for most of my life and The Georgia Renaissance Festival is celebrating their 32nd year but this was the first year I have attended!  I also figured out that it is close to home so I thought I should check it out this year!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Rose and I visited on Easter Sunday and much to my surprise it was packed at 11:00 AM when we arrived!  It was a beautiful spring day in Georgia.  We started off with a light lunch because you should always start with food!  Rose had the fried mac n cheese on a stick.  I think most anything is better on a stick.  I had a chicken sandwich, it looked unimpressive but it was very good.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Of course, the festival is known for the giant turkey legs but I’m just not into them.  They look good and they taste good but they are a mess to eat.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

By all means, be sure to check out this death by chocolate dessert.  We split it, there was plenty for each of us.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Vegetable Justice attraction was my personal favorite.  You can pay money to throw tomatoes at the guy tossing out insults left and right.  There is a sign warning you that if you are easily offended then this isn’t your place.  I’m not easily offended so this was like home for me, we sat for 25 minutes and laughed non-stop at this guy insulting everyone.  It was fantastic.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

There are theaters located all around with great shows.  We watched a few of them but we also enjoyed the random things that were going on throughout the festival.  For instance, this juggling guy was funny and very talented.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

This juggling guy was trying to teach Rose how to juggle.  There just wasn’t enough daylight for her to conquer it!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

There are some things to try for free but a lot of the activities you will have to pay for.  For instance, we rode this incredible barrel swing.   I wish I had a picture of it but I was holding on like crazy and spinning so fast that I couldn’t focus much less take a picture.  It was worth the $4.oo each.  All of the rides are man powered.  This ride was powered by a shirtless man bun guy that was incredibly strong.  Did I mention it was worth the $4.00?

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

These ladies were so nice and let us try our hand at weaving but check out their expressions…I think they must undo what everyone weaves during the day!  I can’t blame them!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

On to our second meal / snack.  The garlic bread and cheese sticks were so good.  They had every kind of food there.  I even saw a fried PB&J.  I had the ambition to eat everything they offered just not the endless funds to pay for it.  My appetite is bigger than my wallet.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

I do appreciate that there is lots of seating near the food areas and if you can’t snag a seat there are lots of standing tables all around and lots of them are in the shade.  Next time I will know to take a small blanket also, there seemed to be a lot of people laying on the grass enjoying their lunch and relaxing.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The festival area has lots of shade because we all know we need that in the South!  Also, I wore sandals because duh, I need to look cute. Yeah…I was real cute with the dust and the dirt all over my feet.  Just saying this because from the parking lot all the way through the festival you are walking on dirt, gravel and grass.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

There is a person in that tree. Again, you will see most anything at the festival!

The festival runs from April 15th – June 4th on Saturday and Sundays from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.  (Plus Memorial Day) Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for themed weekends and special promotions.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

This goose is real. She just sat there and let us pet her. There were some you could hold and they were dressed.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

When is the last time you saw a real turtle in a leather vest pulling a wheelbarrow with a tip jar?  Yeah.  I haven’t either until I spent Easter Sunday at the festival.  You will see everything.  From the moment I stepped out of the car I immediately felt underdressed.  I had no costume!  The people watching and the costumes are part of the fun.  Let’s just say I was not bored.  Not for one second.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

If you prefer to rent a costume you can do that.  It’s kinda cool, I looked at them and they were beautiful…I’m just too cheap.  Also, did I mention how hot it was?

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

You can also buy costumes of every kind.  I thought this one was very pretty.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The festival is located in Fairborn, Georgia and is a beautiful drive through the country and is not far outside of Atlanta.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

I may have to go back to enjoy more of the food!  If you are in Georgia and have not experienced the festival be sure to check it out!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Crystal

Georgia Renaissance Festival

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2 Comments

  • Reply BOB April 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Turtle cracks me up

  • Reply Miranda April 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

    This looks like a blast…especially all of the food! Lol

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