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Florida Renaissance Festivals and Faires

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Florida renaissance festivals and faires are a great place to show off your handmade medieval garb and accessories. These are listed by date they occur. Dates are not exact because they change every year, check the official festival websites for exact dates, times and admission rates.

1. Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

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  • When: End of January, beginning of February
  • Where:
    Alachua County Fairgrounds
    Gainesville, FL

According to Gainesville legend, once a year a magical event awakens fairytales of long ago. Tucked away in an enchanted forest lies the medieval wonderland of Hoggetowne. Here, chivalrous knights fight for the honor of fair maidens, gypsies reveal fortunes, jugglers toss fire, magicians perform unbelievable feats and musicians provide a backdrop of melodious fanfare to a spectacle of old-world games, arts, crafts, entertainment and feasting.

2. Florida Renaissance Festival

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  • When: A full month: February to March
  • Where:
    Quiet Waters Park
    401 S Powerline Road
    Deerfield Beach, FL

Knights jousting, birds of prey, continuous entertainment, educational demonstrations of period trades and crafts, delicacies of the middles ages to tempt the palate, artisans exhibiting and selling their wares and hundreds of costumed performers lending atmosphere and authenticity to the event. Daily Royal Feast - reservations recommended - Rated R. Kids' Kingdom. Five Themed Weekends.

3. Bay Area Renaissance Festival

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  • When: Seven weekends from February to April.
  • Where:
    11315 North 46th Street
    Tampa, FL

Discover an enchanted realm of wizards and warriors amongst gourmet treats and unforgettable entertainment. Wander past 10 lively stages and street theater featuring jugglers, magicians, fire eaters and specialty acts. Check out live armored contact jousting three times daily, human chess matches, minstrels, maidens faire, peasants, fools, and Royalty.

4. Pirates in Paradise Festival

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  • When: Last weekend of November.
  • Where:
    Fort Zachary Taylor
    Southard St
    Key West, FL
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Avast Matey! It's time to chart your course for Pirates in Paradise, when Historic Old Town Key West and Fort Taylor Historic State Park are transformed into a Caribbean pirates' stronghold of days gone by. Celebrating Key West's rich and colorful maritime history, the Festival features ten days of pure piratical escapades for both young and old.

I have been to this Ren Faire and it is a blast! There are pirates all over town when it happens. If you're planning on going to Key West, visit while it's crawling with pirates!

5. Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals

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Find renaissance festivals in your state or in the neighboring states, or plan a weekend of costume fun on a medieval vacation across the country. This map of U.S. renaissance festivals will help you in your quest.

6. Show us Your Renaissance Garb

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We want to see what you wore and what you plan to wear to the next renaissance faire. Tell us... was it handmade? Who made it? Did you add your own touches to an existing piece bought at a renaissance faire? We already know ren folk aren't shy, so it's time to upload ye olde photos!

7. What to Wear to a Renaissance Faire

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There are people from all walks of life who attend renaissance festivals, and that calls for a lot of crazy costuming. Find out what is generally appropriate and learn how to create some of your own renaissance festival 'garb'.

8. Tell Us About Yoru Day at the Ren Faire

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Do you regularly visit ren fests or have a festival that I should post? Have you sewn together a difficult renaissance festival costume or accessories? Ever bought a costume that was outrageously expensive? Have a bad experience you want to dish on?

Tell us about it. Ask questions on where to get gowns, how to sew bodices. The forum awaits thee.

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