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Equus Maximus - The Extreme Joust

You'll be on the edge of your seat as noble knights in shining armor battle and compete with lance and sword, crossbow and chariot! This epic show is filled with thrilling stunts, trick riding, and over twelve tons of equine fury!

Joust Arena
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Tournaments at 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm
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Premium Joust Seating Puts You in the Action!

Enjoy the best seats in the Joust!

- VIP Seating inside the Joust Arena on the Royal Reviewing Stand!
- Shaded and cushioned seating!
- Meet and greet with the Jousting Knights!
- Pennant to cheer your champion!
- Special VIP Crown!
- Photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime!

Purchase Premium Joust Seating Tickets for only $10 at the Front Gate Box Office or at the Knight's Ale tent near the Joust Arena.

NOTE: Please arrive at least 10 minutes early – we cannot seat anyone once the Joust has begun.

Joust Arena
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Seating available at 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm
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SPECIAL EVENT: Pub Crawl

Join our Pirates for a Pub Crawl!
Every Festival Day at 12:30pm and again at 3:00pm, our resident scallywags host a rowdy and bawdy voyage to each of Newcatle's drinking establishments. You'll get a souvenir tankard to hold yer grog, and then you'll set sail from the Brewer's Pub, make your way to the Drunk Monk Pub, and make port at the Tavern on the Hill. Along the way you'll be served a beer at each pub, be forced to listen to bad jokes, puns and/or riddles, hear some great music, and play a few bawdy drinking games. Huzzah!

Tickets are just $35 available online – get yours when you plan your trip! Only 30 spots available for each Pub Crawl, so don't wait!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Each day at 12:30pm and 3:00pm
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SPECIAL EVENT: Fairy Tea Party

The fairies have set a magical table for twenty guests to join them for a fantastical Tea Party!
Each attendee will be served iced tea or lemonade and a delicious cupcake. You'll be mesmorized as you listen to fairy stories and enjoy loads of fun!
Tickets are $15 and are available online. There are only 20 spots available each day, so don't hesitate – buy yours now!

Wildwood Pavilion
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
1:00pm Daily
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The Tortuga Twins

The Tortuga Twins will have you screaming with laughter! This audience-interactive show keeps you coming back for more, year after year! Rated PG – One R-rated show at the end of the day!

ALL SEASON!

Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm R-RATED SHOW!
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The Washing Well Wenches

They're wet! They're wacky! And they want your laundry! The Washing Well Wenches bring us "good, clean fun and wet, dirty women"!

ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:45pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:45pm
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NEW! Giwayen Mata African Dance

Experience and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Africa as performed by GIWAYEN MATA - the award-winning dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble.

PERFORMING APRIL 13 thru MAY 5

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:45pm
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Barely Balanced Acrobatic Daredevils

They’re back, diving through fire, hurling machetes, and testing the limits of natural selection! Don’t miss seeing your favorite acrobats endanger their lives in this hilarious, award winning show. The day starts with their “Sharp Knives and Stupid Humans Extravaganza” and ends with the incredible “Fire Finale.” Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action!

ALL SEASON!

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 10:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, and 3:45pm "Fire Finale"
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NEW! Victoria Van Arnam

Victoria Van Arnam brings you jaunty jigs, raucous reels and beautiful ballads. Come listen to Victoria's hammered dulcimer and revel in the auld songs of ale.
 

PERFORMING MAY 25 thru JUNE 2

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:35pm  – 5:00pm Show at the Brewer's Pub
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NEW! Charry Garcia - One Man Band

Charry Garcia is a magician when it comes to creating beautiful music on a various array of instruments - all by himself! You'll be amazed at the melodies he conjures forth!

ALL SEASON!


In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day in the glade near the Tavern on the Hill
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Birds of Prey

In addition to a presenting a majestic Falconry exhibition, this complete bird show includes hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skills directly over the heads of the audience! Presented by Earthquest™.

“….The greatest free-flying bird show in America,” says Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and NBC’s The Today Show.

ALL SEASON!

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:30pm
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Cu Dubh

The sounds of ancient thundering war drums and skirling bagpipes like you’ve never heard before. Cu Dubh presents tribal warrior music at its best. Be you Viking, Druid, Celt, Mongol or Moor, these ringing harmonies and pounding rhythms will bring forth the ancient spirits and set loose the wolf once again!

PERFORMING MAY 11 thru JUNE 2

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:30pm, 1:15pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm
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Hey Nunnie, Nunnie

The unconventional Mother Redempta and the mischievous ukulele wielding Sister Philomena Claire take the stage in a dazzling display of comedic escapades. Cracking jokes, singing songs, and “counseling” audience members, these two larger than life characters cause peals of laughter to ring like convent bells.

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, and 4:45pm
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NEW! Adama Ignus

Adamo Ignus is a fascinating display of fire manipulation and daring!

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
May 11 & 12
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Hypnotist Rick Stratton

A certified hypnotherapist, stage hypnotist, and comedian, Rick Stratton has been traveling the United States for years making people laugh while performing his comedy hypnosis show. You’ll be filled with side-splitting laughter at the antics of the audience volunteers under his hypnotic spell.

ALL SEASON!

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:45am, 2:00pm, and 3:45pm
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NEW! Zoltan the Adequate

Brilliant? Amazing? No, just adequate! Come see feats of bizarre geek magic and stunts of sheer stupidity! Watch and cringe as Zoltan plays with fire, swallows a four-foot balloon, and more. Zoltan will fool you, delude you about how you were fooled, deceive you about that delusion, and then bamboozle you about the deception. Surely a curiosity to be reckoned with.

PERFORMING APRIL 13 thru MAY 5

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 4:00pm –  5:00pm show at Brewer's Pub
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The Ded Bob Sho

"Hey Audience!" You can find yer ol' pal Bob on the Marrakech Stage this season! He's everyone's favorite "Specter of Ceremonies" and he brings his unique brand of graveside humor to the Georgia Renaissance Festival! But, beware! Sit toward the front of the audience and you may be "Bob-mo-tized"! Rated PG.

ALL SEASON!

Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm
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NEW! Angels in Disguise

A clever can't-miss variety show featuring three heroines in disguise with incredibly geeky (and frequently cheeky) adventures regaled through singing, sword-fighting, and comedy! Join their epic, empowering, and entertaining antics and missions as they search for the King's Jewels

Appearing May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, June 1 & 2

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All Ages Show at 1:00, The Queen's Chest - Rated PG at 2:45, and the Princess' Purse - Rated R at 4:45!
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Splatter Time Players Mud Show

Earth-splattering fun awaits you at this fun-filled “earthy” presentation! Watch as this crazy duo execute back flips and belly flops straight into the mud! This “dirty” show will prove to be good, clean fun for audiences of all ages!

ALL SEASON!

Crown Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, and 4:15pm
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NEW! Explorers of the 16th Century

The 16th Century was the Age of Exploration – and conquest – of the “New World”. This interactive presentation examines the material culture of the European explorers – especially the De Soto Expedition of 1540 which passed close to the area of the Georgia Renaissance Festival grounds.

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Encampment near the Kid's Kingdom - May 5, 11, 12, 19
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NEW! The ArieArie Show!

The ArieArie Show is something to behold! He is part juggler, part acrobat, and 100% entertaining. You'll enjoy his spectacular feats designed especially to appeal to human audiences.

ALL SEASON!

Crown Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, and 5:00pm
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Shenanigans

The Shenanigans are a musical trio hailing from the fair shores of Eire, bringing with them fun-filled music and almost-funny jokes.

ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each pub!
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Gypsy Geoff

Children of all ages will be mesmerized by Geoff as he balances, juggles, and creates feats of wonder! Geoff is an accomplished magician, clown, mime, and juggler, and we promise you will leave his show with a smile on your face!

ALL SEASON!

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, and 3:00pm
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NEW! The Long and Short of It

The all-lady pirate crew of The Crimson Curse have washed a-shore at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and you know what that means: naughty tunes, drinking songs, and mayhaps even a heart-felt ballad or two! Powerhouse musicians Joni Minstrel, Naughty Nellie Peachbottom, and Lilly Bragg join forces for intoxicating harmonies and more schtick than thou canst shake a stick at.

ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each tavern and pub!
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NEW! Les S Moore

How often does a pickpocket tell you what he's doing, let alone show you? Les S Moore will steal your stuff. See this show before the King has him arrested!

Performing May 11, 12, 18 & 19

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 1:15pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm
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NEW! The Muckers

The Muckers will entertain and enchant you with their high-energy brand of Celtic music.
Performing May 11 & 12
Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the Pub Schedule
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Parrots of the Caribbean

Colorful and chatty parrots are the stars of this free-flight aviary! Get up close and personal with these beautiful exotic birds. It's a tropical adventure!

ALL SEASON!

Queen's Garden Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Displays are open all day!
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Free Juggling School

Are you convinced you can never learn to juggle? Sir William Drops will prove you wrong! Sir Will is a master juggler and has been teaching juggling for over 30 years, and really enjoys a challenge. Learn to juggle and receive an official certificate to prove it. And it's free...!

ALL SEASON!

Olde Towne Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Every hour on the hour
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Mother and Father Goose

Stop by the Goose Gazebo and have a visit with Mother and Father Goose and their "children" – gentle, tame geese who love to snuggle on your lap for a photo!

ALL SEASON!

Goose Gazebo
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
On display all day
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La Luminosa, Romantic Harpist

La Luminosa will capture your heart with her beautiful and skilled musicianship. Her hands will pluck your heartstrings as easily as she plucks her harp! Fall under her spell...

ALL SEASON!

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Landloch'd!

From the highlands of Scotland, and the Moor-infested lands of Spain, these two men met upon the high seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and pirate music with the masses.

ALL SEASON!

Photo credit: SoulCatching Photography

Brewer's Pub & Tavern on the Hill
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each pub!
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NEW! Adetoun Abayomi, African Traveler

Learn about the history and culture of Africa as told through the eyes of Adetoun Abayomi - nomadic traveler. Her unique style will captivate and entertain your students as she retells the folk tales and stories from her culture, as well as her experiences in traveling from her homeland to England.

ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Performances at 10:45am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm
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NEW! Bareheaded Bards

These Bards will entertain, amuse and assault your senses with their brand of Celtic music.

ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the pub schedule
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Friar Finnias Finnegan

A proud member of the Bawdy Bodacious Bothersome Brown Bohemian Brethren, this fun-loving friar will delight you with songs of drinking and merriment!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each pub!
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NEW! Lydian Lovelace - Romantic Songs

Lydian Lovelace will soothe your soul with romantic tunes.

ALL SEASON!

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check Pub schedules
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NEW! Shakespeare - More or Less!

Master Shakespeare is in the process of finishing his latest work, about a pair of star-crossed lovers, a nurse and a bear? Watch as he and his fellow actors muddle through this "work in progress"!

ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage & King's Hall
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
12:30pm - King's Hall, 4:00pm - Middleton Stage
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NEW! The Courtier's Academy

ALL NEW! Join members of his Majesty's Royal Court as they instruct the young members of the Kingdom in proper court behavior and manners. Upon completion, each young noble receives a certificate from the King or Queen themselves!

ALL SEASON!

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Every day at 3:30pm
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The Walking Green Man

Don't be frightened when the tree next to you moves – it's just the Green Man! This twelve-foot tall living, talking tree has the face of the mythical Green Man and will enthrall and delight your entire family.

PERFORMING APRIL 13 thru 27

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Appearances at 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 5:00pm
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