Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 10, 2012
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This year the Georgia Renaissance Festival opens April 14th through June 2 on every Saturday, Sunday, as well as Memorial Day.

The Renaissance Festival is an annual celebration of turkey legs, dressing in armor, and sporting a fake British accent.

While not based entirely on the historical time period of the Renaissance, the festival takes place on an enclosed compound built an an old English Village and has patrons attending in “historical” costumes like pirates, fairies, elves, and armored knights, as well as families in jeans and t-shirts.

The Renaissance Festival is primarily centered around a variety of performances that take place throughout the day. Shows include dangerous juggling acts, acrobats, comedians like the always humorous Dead Bob Medieval Ventriloquist (sort of) Show, and culminates with a jousting tournament for the King and Queen.

In addition, the English village is packed with arts and crafts, costumes, and food unlike what can be found at any other festival, including the giant turkey legs.

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Directions:

Following I-85 south from Atlanta:

1. Take Exit 61 Fairburn/Peachtree City

2. Turn right off the exit ramp and travel approximately 2 miles

3. The entrance to the festival will be on the right.

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