Renaissance Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary!
Oct. 5–Nov. 24. The Carolina Renaissance Festival approaches its 20th year. The festival’s artisan marketplace mimics 16th century architecture and features more than 100 merchants, crafters and artists that create, demonstrate and sell handmade wares. Eleven outdoor stages and performance settings will feature non-stop theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainments and falconry demonstrations. Patrons can also enjoy fair games, rides and feasting fit for royalty. The festival takes place 10 am-5:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, off Exit 25 in Huntersville. Advance tickets cost $21 for adults and $11 for ages 5-12 at Harris Teeter stores. Tickets cost $22 at the gate. Seniors and military gate discount. Children under 5-free.