I received Georgia Renaissance Festival passes to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
Last weekend, James, his niece, and I drove down to Atlanta for the Georgia Renaissance Festival. I haven’t been there since I was in middle school, so I was very excited to attend. Luckily, the rain held off on Sunday so we could enjoy the attraction to it’s fullest!
The festival encompasses 16th century kingdom life, with all of the workers dressed in time appropriate clothing. There are knights, maidens, jesters, and more! Plus, I cannot forget to mention the MANY shops located through the kingdom featuring lots of handmade objects. Many are demonstrated throughout the day so you can get a first hand view of how things are made.
Lots of food is available at the Georgia Renaissance Festival as well. With three food courts and then another food stand or two, you can imagine how hard it was to decide what we wanted to eat! There were fried pickles (my favorite appetizer), turkey legs, calzones, steak on a stick, and more. Plus, lots of desserts, such as chocolate covered strawberries and bananas, fried oreos, and funnel cakes. You could really spend the day sampling all the yummy offerings!
Perhaps our favorite part of the festival was the shows. There are so many scheduled for the day, and they provide a nice break from walking around. The best for us was the jousting tournament. We said on the side of the “dark” knight, watching him try to win by using some less than honorable tactics. It was very fun to see, as what the hilarious Hack and Slash show we watched earlier in the day.
Perfect for families, the Georgia Renaissance Festival is truly a fun, all-day activity. The festival is held every Saturday and Sunday (plus Memorial Day) until June 2. The hours of the festival are 10:30am-6pm. I suggest you get there by noon at the latest, and plan to stay until closing. There are so many things to do and see, you won’t want to miss any of them!
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