17th annual Renaissance Festival opens Friday

HUNTERSVILLE – Two months of boisterous fun and games opens with the 17th edition of the Carolina Renaissance Festival starts Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10, at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road.

The fair operates for seven consecutive weekends through Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

Advance discount tickets, available at Harris Teeter stores throughout the region, costs $18 for adults and $7 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children younger than 5 are free.
Tickets cost $1 more at the gate or print your own online at RenFestInfo.com. People 60 and older and adult military can pay $17 at the gate. Parking is free, courtesy of Harris Teeter.

Introduced to the Charlotte area in 1994, the Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace contained just 6 acres of village attractions. The event has grown to a 22-acre site and become one of the largest renaissance-themed events in the country, as well as one of the largest attractions in the Carolinas.

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