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Michigan Renaissance Festivals and Faires

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Michigan 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. MayFaire

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Mayfaire brings to life a time gone by, and recreates a market day in the Renaissance. You can find one of a kind hand crafted items that make Mayfaire a perfect place to shop for all your gifts. Rub elbows with the nobility. Join the Queen for Afternoon Tea. Be entertained by a variety of performers with dozens of shows daily. Cheer your favourite knight in the joust. The air of Marshallmoor is filled with the sounds of musicians, and villagers celebrating Mayfaire, and the enticing smell of the food that is being prepared just to temp you.

2. Charlevoix Renaissance Faire

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Action, adventure, and romance all await you at Castle Farms during the Charlevoix Renaissance Festival! Grab your friends and family and enjoy an interactive experience you won't forget! Choose your own adventure:

3. Silver Leaf Renaissance Festival

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Silver Leaf offers a variety of entertainment, suitable for all ages. Skilled swordsmen, musicians and storytellers gather crowds with their daring antics and skilled arts. Over in the field, live, full-contact jousting shakes the ground with stomping hooves and clashing knights.

4. Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Inside the turreted gates of Hollygrove you are free to roam the festive marketplace, featuring friendly village merchants lining every path. In addition to the fantastic selection of handcrafted wares, Hollygrove visitors may also partake in games of skill or enjoy non-stop entertainment where belly dancers, sword swallowers, musicians, comedians and sword fighters provide merriment for all ages. The Festival is best known for it's awe-inspiring full-contact armored jousting tournaments where gallant knights defend their honor until the last man is standing!

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. Have thee a Tale to Spin? A Question to Ask?

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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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