OMGosh y’all! Fall is lingering and I LOVE IT! There’s just something about the cooler temps and apple crisp everything! Mr. YUM and I went grocery shopping this morning and I loaded up on pumpkin spice goodies like coffee. A few weeks ago I spotted pumpkin spice maple syrup. There are just no words for that…… But, around these parts, the end of summer also means it’s time to bust out the Renaissance garb and head out to the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival!
I have been to my fair share of Ren Fests over the years. A few years ago I wore what I called my maid Marion outfit, but it was still really warm out; so I was no comfortable at all. I didn’t even get to wear my cape. 🙁
Another year I work my step mother-in-laws Irish county of origin kilt. It was a bit more comfortable, but not much…itchy wool isn’t my thing.
I vowed that my next costume was going to be a fairy instead of an Irish Princess. Hubs wears his Scottish kilt and always vows to join the Highland games, but work schedule never seems to work out. Since we’ve both been in and out of school these last few years we haven’t had much of a chance to do these types of things.
But guess what?? We’re going!!!! We’re still trying to figure out the details….I don’t think I will be dressing up, but I am looking forward to it none-the-less.
The food…man, the food alone….they have these soups in bread bowls….just amazing. If you’ve check out my Irish recipes, especially my Irish Soda Bread, you’ll now how much I love these traditional soups and breads.
They do my belly good!
Michigan Renaissance Festival Information
Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!
Join us weekends and Labor day August 22nd thru October 4th! Plus Festival Friday on October 2nd.
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August 22nd thru October 4th, 10am – 7pm, Rain or Shine! FREE Parking
Disclosure: I was given 4 free tickets to Michigan Ren Fest in exchange for my participation and review! All photos and opinions are 100% my own.
Cia | CiaSays.com says
I’ve never been to a Ren festival. Of course each year they would set one up I would make excuses. It appears so cool. Glad you had an amazing time.
Cia | CiaSays.com says
well, in years past that is. I’m sure this time around will be great. The weather has been cooler lately so you might be able to wear that costume without the uncomfy feeling!
Rebecca Swenor says
This looks and sounds like a fantastic family event indeed in Holly Michigan. I would love to go to this Festival. We have a Renaissance Fair here in Ishpeming Michigan every year. Thanks for sharing we will have to check this one out.
My daughter and her boyfriend went to a Ren festival in Charlotte last year for the first time and they had the best time. I’ve never been, but they said the food was awesome.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
That’s so cool! You get to experience how it was to live during the Renaissance period! This is something me and my kids need to experience too!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have always wanted to go to a Renaissance Festival. It looks like so much fun. The costumes are so amazing.
If we lived closer, I would love to go to this. Kansas City also has a Ren Fair that has been going for years. I went years ago and would love to go again!
Felicita Moncada says
I love going to the Renaissance Festival! There is a big one here in FL that we go to every year. I love watching the different shows and the food! Soo good!
Chubskulit Rose says
I love watching different festivals as you learn so much from it. This one sounds like a fantastic one.
I have always wanted to go to a Renaissance festival. Ever since I was younger and used to watch Gilmore Girls. I’ve yet to get to one though. Looks fun.
Aww, this makes me want to go to the Renaissance Festival here in NC so much much more. There is one happening in October and I hope we get to go. Here’s hoping!
Carin Kilby Clark says
Oh wow, that looks like a really good time! If I’m ever visiting Michigan I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
Yona Williams says
I think that it would be so much fun to enjoy a costumed event like this. We have a similar type of fair around here…I don’t know if horses are involved. I will have to ask my brother. He’s gone twice with my nephew before.
This looks and sounds like a fun festival. I would love to go to a festival like this someday!
I remember going to this festival when i was little.It was so fun, Thank you for sharing.
I have never gone to an event like that before. The costumes are beautiful. What fun to watch all the history being played out.