2013 Renaissance Festival NC

December 20, 2012 by

Renaissance Festival Harpist

Renaissance Festival harpist.

The Renaissance Festival in NC started back in 1994 on six acres with exhibits, attractions, and entertainment.

Now tickets are available for the 2013’s  20th annual season for the Carolina Renaissance Festival where visitors will be able to enjoy 20 acres of renaissance-themed cottages, castles, kitchens, pubs, games of skill and an unusual assortment of people-powered rides.


Whether you want to dress in period costumes or dress in your street clothes, the Carolina Renaissance Festival is an interactive experience for the entire family.

Sit back and watch the clashing of armor and thundering hooves of a jousting tournament, visit more than 100 purveyors of crafts and food, or take in a show or even become part of a show.

No matter what you plan, once you arrived you’ll be immersed in the renaissance period as you walk the streets of the festival village surrounded by more than 500 costumed characters. You’ll walk by peasants singing songs, or pause to watch street entertainers tell their tall tales or put on a show.

Renaissance Festival Greyhounds

Games of Skill, Rides and Other Adventures

Along with food and entertainment, the Carolina Renaissance Festival features a large selection of games of skill and rides the whole family can enjoy.

Rides take you back to a simpler time, with things like a ride on the World’s Largest Rocking Horse. Try a ride on a camel, or throw a tomato at a surly peasant at Vegetable Justice.

Kids enjoy the petting farm, and the more adventurous love the thrill of the Pirate’s Assault Catapult. This just scratches the surface of all there is to do. For a full list of all the rides and games of skill visit their website.

Dates for the Renaissance Festival NC

Even though the the festival is held in the fall, tickets for the Renaissance Festival in North Carolina are already available. You can pay for them online and print tickets from your computer to avoid lines on site.

The festival starts on October 5, 2013, and runs through November 24 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 – 5:30, come rain or shine.

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  1. Joquena says:

    That looks so fun! Makes me want to do Renaissance for Halloween :-)

  2. Donna Sundblad says:

    That’s a great idea Joquena!

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