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Carolina Renaissance Festival
North Carolina

 
Location: 16445 Poplar Tent Rd.
Huntersville

 

Month: October-November

 

Festival-Info:

At the Carolina Renaissance Festival, the entire 22-acre kingdom forms the set for comic adventures, in which you can be both audience and part of the fun. With a cast of over 500 costumed characters, the festival is like a Monty Python movie come to life. Festival fans can leave their cares behind and enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time in a storybook town where you can choose from continuous music, dance and comedy shows, shop for wonderful arts and crafts; plus games, rides and a feast of exotic food and drink. You can throw tomatoes at the insulting fools locked in the stocks at Vegetable Justice. Cheer for your favorite mounted knights (or pirate) at three jousting tournaments each day. Or test your skill at games like the Dragon Climbing Tower, the Archery Range and the Maze.

In the festival’s vast 16th century European village, an expected 160,000 revelers will
find shows on 10 stages of continuous entertainment, including fan favorites back for the anniversary celebration:
• The sharp wit of the Ded Bob Show.
• All three Tortuga Twins.
• Zilch the Torysteller.
• The dangerous balancing theatrics of Dextre Tripp.
• The dashing swordsman Don Juan and his zany servant Miguel.
• Birds of Prey demonstrations of majesty in flight.
• And hundreds of minstrels, dancers, jugglers and jesters.

Mother and Father Goose brought to life with their costumed flock, rides on the peoplepowered Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, Christopher Columbus’ Voyage to the New World, the Slider Joust, and the Piccolo Pony (a rocking horse bigger than an elephant). The food is as spectacular as the entertainment. Festival kitchens cook up an endless feast of Scotch eggs, potato pancakes, bread bowl stews, steak-on-a-stake, gourmet sausages, and the festival’s famous giant roasted turkey legs.
For dessert, try the fresh crepes, the cakes and cookies from the Monks Bakery, candy delights from the Chocolate Shoppe, and a favorite of all renaissance wanderers: a bag of cinnamon-roasted almonds.

Festival pubs offer soft drinks, beer, wine, champagne, ale, and Medieval Margaritas.
You can also book the Village Haven for group parties and wedding ceremonies.
When the Carolina Renaissance Festival was introduced to the Charlotte area in 1994, the shows took place on three stages amid six acres of village attractions. now , the event has grown to become one of the largest renaissance festivals in the country.


The Village of Fairhaven is now spread over 22 acres with its 10 stages of non-stop
entertainment, a tournament arena for jousting, an open-air market with 100 artisan
shops, kitchens and pubs, games of skill and the people-powered rides.


Have more fun than you thought possible in a single day at the Carolina Renaissance
Festival.The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!

 

Directions:

Festival Site Address:
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 - (704) 896-5544 or toll free at (877) 896-5544

From Charlotte:
Take Interstate 85 North to Exit 52 West (Poplar Tent Road). Follow Poplar Tent Road about 5 miles to the Festival entry on the left. The entrance road will be just before the intersection of Highway 73.
Or
Take Interstate 85 North to Exit 55 West (Sam Furr Rd.). Follow the signs west 5 miles to Poplar Tent Road. Turn left onto Poplar Tent Road. The Festival entry road will be on your right.
Or
Take Interstate 77 North to Exit 25 east (NC 73). Follow the signs 5 miles to Poplar Tent Road. Turn right onto Poplar Tent Road. The Festival entry road will be on your right.
Or
Take Interstate 77 North to Exit 23 east (Gilead Rd.). Head east. Turn right onto Huntersville-Concord Rd. Turn left onto Poplar Tent Rd.

From Greensboro:
Take Interstate 85 South, just past Kannapolis to Exit 55 west (NC 73). Follow the signs west 5 miles to Poplar Tent Road. Turn left onto Poplar Tent Road. The Festival entry road will be on your right.

From Winston-Salem:
Take Interstate 40 to Interstate 77 South. Take Exit 25 east (NC 73). Follow the signs 5 miles to Poplar Tent Road. Turn right onto Poplar Tent Road. The Festival entry road will be on your right.

Speedway Traffic:
If the Festival coincides with an event at the speedway, Interstate 77 can be used as an alternate route for Interstate 85.

 

Phone: (704) 896-5544

 

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