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North Carolina Renaissance Festivals and Faires

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North Carolina Renaissance Festivals and Faires. These are listed by date they occur. Dates are not exact, check the official festival websites for exact dates, times and admission rates.

1. A Camelot Christmas - Presented by the North Carolina Renaissance Faire

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A Winter festival of merriment, joy, song, dance, entertainment and the most unique gifts of the season. Join us by The Old Yule Log...as we celebrate medieval traditions that are a part of our Christmas season today. You'll meet King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Morgana and more...

2. Carolina Renaissance Festival

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The Festival's permanent multi-acre Village features music and comedy, hearty food and drink, fine hand-craft exhibits, games and rides for young and old, and the excitement of chivalrous Knights engaged in tournament jousting in the King's equestrian arena.

3. North Carolina Renaissance Faire

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At The North Carolina Renaissance Faire, you can step back 400 years into time and history! This full scale, interactive theater experience is like no other. The Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I!

At this 16th Century Faire, you'll find over 110 artisans hawking their wares, you'll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors in many distinct staging areas. You'll see brave and bold knights competing for the favor of the Her Majesty's Court (and for their lady's affection) during any one of three full-contact jousts held in the Queen's Tiltyard. http://camelot-treasures.com/

4. Elizabethan Tymes: A Country Faire

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A Faire Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, will feature the Baronial Court arriving at the Town of Manteo docks. The Court will be escorted across the Cora Mae Basnight Bridge to open the dayÆs festivities at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Faire will be held, rain or shine, on April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open the public. The admission price to the Faire is included in Roanoke Island Festival ParkÆs general admission ticket and is good for both days of the event.

5. Foothills Highland Games

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Steeped in history and culture for nearly a thousand years, clansmen and chiefs have gathered to compete in one of the most rigorous competitions in the world...the Scottish Highland Games. Celebrate the Celtic heritage at the Foothills Highland Games and Festival featuring Scottish athletics competition (caber toss, tugs of war and other feats of strength) Highland dancers, sheep herding demonstrations, bagpipe bands, children's games, parade of tartons, Scottish music & entertainment, food and much more.

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 a Ren Faire in North Carolina

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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.

9. 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.

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