Annual Renaissance Festival Returns to Huntersville

Food, arts and crafts vendors, family entertainment on 12 stages, and plenty of fun activities for kids.


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For eight consecutive weekends through Nov. 22, the 22nd Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, a celebration of medieval times, returns to Huntersville with an abundance of food, arts and crafts vendors, family entertainment on 12 stages, and plenty of fun activities for kids.

The historic harvest celebration will feature comedy and circus acts, musicians, sword swallowers and costumed acrobats, and jousting knights on horseback, among other exciting performers. Village vendors will offer a feast of hearty stews, sweet treats, meats on sticks and of course, giant roasted turkey legs fit for royalty.

Guests can shop for a variety of home decor, jewelry, clothing, and handmade art and pottery. For the kids, the festival features people-powered amusement rides, a castle climbing wall, archery and pony rides.

The event will take place Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Highway 73 at Popular Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Tickets are $23 for adults and $11 for kids ages 5-12 at area Harris-Teeters or $1 more when bought at the gate. Seniors over 60 and military personnel with a valid ID will receive a discount, and children under 5 will be admitted free. For more information, visit or call 704-896-5544 or toll-free 877-896-5544.

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