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Carolina Renaissance Festival

Travel back to medieval times at the Carolina Renaissance Festival where magic comes to life with entertainment for the whole family. The 16th century themed festival is one of the most unique to the area every fall. Weekends in October and November are jam packed with performances anyone will enjoy from jousting, circus entertainers and rides to artisan demonstrations, petting zoo, shopping and games.

A walk through the festival will be one to remember as you’re surrounded by various types of shows and entertainment. Costumed characters keep the medieval tradition alive and musical performers take you back in time with the sounds of Fairhaven. Be sure to bring the cameras for multiple photo opportunities alongside the talented performers and artists.

Continue the full experience with a famous turkey leg for lunch and a trip to the falcon display and jousting ring. Feel free to come in your best medieval costume to feel a part of Fairhaven even more. Walk out with either your face painted or next piece of handmade art to remind you of fun festival times!