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Photo by Matt Benson on Unsplash

Renaissance Fairs

I've always wanted to dress up, drink some mead, and enjoy a Renaissance festival, but I've never had the chance to.  This year I'm changing that, and there are eight weekends throughout this summer that I'll have the opportunity to change that and attend my first Renaissance festival.

Now before we dive into the Kentucky Renaissance Festival, what is a Renaissance Festival/Fair? Wise Tour describes them as:

A Renaissance Festival is a vibrant, immersive journey back to the days of knights, jesters, and troubadours. It's where history meets fantasy, with period costumes, hearty feasts, and jousting tournaments. Artisans showcase ancient crafts, and minstrels fill the air with music.


Photo by Gui Avelar on Unsplash
Photo by Gui Avelar on Unsplash

The Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

For eight weekends over the summer, the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival will be taking place in Eminence, Kentucky.  Each weekend will have a different theme.  While they haven't announced the themes of each weekend yet, I found the themes from last year, and my gosh does it sound fun! Last year they had everything from a pirate weekend to a Viking weekend.

Photo by Matt Benson on Unsplash
Photo by Matt Benson on Unsplash

According to the Facebook event page, this event will run from June 1st to July 21st.  When looking at the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival's website I saw things like jousting, archery, and much more so I can imagine the 19th annual event will be huge!

19th Annual Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival
~June 1st - July 21st, 2024
~Saturday & Sunday Only
~10:00am- 7:00pm
Celebrating 19 years!
All day entertainment for all ages!
Artist & Merchants
Food, Drink & Merriment!
Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and if you want to learn more or buy tickets, you can do so through the festival's website, here. 

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