Saturday, May 16, 2015

Travel back to 16th Century England at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!

It is that time of year! Time for the Tennessee Renaissance Festival! Be prepared to basically be thrown into a time warp. That is how it felt for me. If you haven't heard of it, you are missing out! Travel back to 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered Rides. I snapped a few pictures while we were there. It was raining and I wasn't able to get as many as I wanted to, however I thought I would share anyway. Scroll through these and at the bottom is more info about the event!
 I snapped random pictures throughout the event. The fairies were my favorite though.
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 I loved to see the tarot and palm readings! I get fascinated with that kind of thing.
 Of course people dressed up.
 There were so many places to get food. =)
 And many many games for everyone to play!
 I loved how awesome it all was.
 We had just missed the human chess match when we arrived.
 And the queen of course.
 Here are some better pictures from their website. =)
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 Something that we didn't get to see, but I wanted to see is the jousting!!! YES they have it! How cool is this?
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 So many artisans and things to buy too!
 It was quite entertaining.
 The entire place was beautiful.
 So many crafty things to do as well!
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  If you are wondering what days the event are, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, plus Memorial Day May 25! Hours are: 10am - 6:00pm. There is so much entertainment and things for the whole family to do! Check out the entertainment and Artisans, Crafts and Merchants on their website! There is too much to list. I forgot to mention THEMED WEEKENDS! YES! This is SUPER neat! Since opening and Mother's Day weekend has already passed, I will share with you what is next!
May 16 - 17:   Pirate Invasion Weekend Huzzah! The hills are swarming with rascals and rogues as a crew of scuvry pirates invade our shire of Covington Glen. See the swashbuckling and sword-brandishing of pirates galore. Children Rascals and Pirates aged 12 and under can participate in the Children's Pirate Costume Contest on both May 16th and May 17th. Contest location and time will be posted at our Information/T-Shirt Booth (the first tent as you enter the festival).  
May 23 - 24 - 25:   Celtic Weekend: Join us as we add a Celtic flair to the Faire. Enjoy fun games and contests as we honor those early Britons. Men, wear your kilts! Wee bairns, lads and lasses, get ready to "Count the Freckles" in the Children's Area. Listen and hum along as Celtic melodies echo through our forest glen. 
You can also take castle tours from 11AM-3PM weather permitting. We did not do this because it was raining and I was drenched in sweat, however I have heard it is just beautiful. Tours are free as a part of your admission too! Visit their website to see more about it! 
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They have their daily entertainment schedule on there too! It was a blast and so much fun! I know you all will love it! You can order your tickets online or at the booth. Prices vary but children under 5 are free and so is parking! NO PETS allowed
Ticket Prices
  • Adult 1 Day Admission- $20
  • Child 1 Day Admission (Ages 6-12)- $7
  • Senior Citizen 1-Day Discount Admission (Age 62 or older, ID required with entry - available ONLY at Festival Grounds Ticket Sales Booth)- $18
  • US Military Service Personnel 1-Day Discount Admission (Only Active or Retired Military Service Personnel showing their official Military ID qualify for this discount. This discount is available ONLY at Festival Grounds Ticket Sales Booth. Sorry, this discount is not available to military dependents.)- $18
  • Weekend (2 Day) Adult Pass (Non-transferable. Not offered on May 23, 24, 25, 2015 - check our Memorial Day Weekend Pass, instead.)- $35
  • Weekend (2 Day) Child Pass (Non-transferable. Not offered on May 23, 24, 25, 2015.)- $12
  • Memorial Day Weekend Adult Pass (Non-transferable. Good for May 23, 24, 25, 2015, only.)- $55
  • Memorial Day Weekend Child Pass (Non-transferable. Good for May 23, 24, 25, 2015, only.)- $18
  • Season Pass (Valid for all Festival Days in 2015. Season Pass holders must present a photo ID for entry.)- $90
 Visit their website for more information! You can also visit the Tennessee Renaissance Festival on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest! Like this post? Hover over an image and Pin to Pinterest or share via one of the buttons below! Thanks for reading! 
*The Small Things was provided with complementary admission to facilitate this post*


  1. These kind of events are generally favorites.

  2. I've always wanted to go to one of these, but I haven't seen any in my area. I love the clothes and jewelry. I think the food would be a great experience as well. There's something so fascinating about simpler times.


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