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DeBracey Joust Productions

You'll be on the edge of your seat as noble knights in shining armor battle and compete with lance, sword, 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!
- Pennant to cheer your champion!
- Special VIP Crown!
- Photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime!

Purchase Premium Joust Seating Tickets for only $12 at the Knight's Ale tent near the Joust Arena.

NOTE: Please arrive at least 15 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 while maintaining your social distance! 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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The Washing Well Wenches

The Washing Well Wenches are the funniest pair of "ladies" you'll ever meet! Part vaudeville, part sketch comedy, full-on entertaining, the Washing Well Wenches make interactive theater fun for everyone! See their new show in their new location on the Garden Cottage Stage!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at Noon, 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm
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NEW! Cast in Bronze

4 tons of bronze bells fill the area with majestic sound!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4:15pm
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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!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm and 4:45pm
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NEW! The Lady Victoria

The Lady Victoria specializes in Celtic and Early music on the Hammered Dulcimer. She mixes education and entertainment in a high energy show. Great for kids and music lovers of all ages.


PERFORMING MAY 1 - JUNE 7

Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Playing at 10:45am, 2:30, and 4pm in the Minstrel's Gazebo and at 1:15pm in the Brewer's Pub
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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™. See them in their new spot - Marrakech Mews Stage - wide open for excellent bird viewing!

"The greatest free-flying bird show in America." - Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and NBC's The Today Show.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON

Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Performing at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 4pm
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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!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!


Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day on the Middleton Stage!
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Cu Dubh

CU DUBH consists of musicians who have dedicated their lives to the study and performance of ancient music. David Macejka (2012 Grammy Nominee), and Mike McNutt have brought together their personal influences to create a dark, original show using the Great Highland Bagpipes and a barrage of drums from around the world. With influences from Scotland, Norway, Ireland and beyond, they call back to the ancient tribes in all of us.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!


King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:45pm and 4:30pm
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NEW! Boom Boom Shake

With middle eastern roots and a modern vibe, Boom Boom Shake brings together a unique show that is fun and entertaining. Blending rock, world, surf and jam genres together to create a signature sound, BBS will dazzle with world percussion beats and inspire with unforgettable guitar and violin melodies. Bellydancers fascinate with fiery veil dances and mesmerize with movement. Bring your dancing shoes, because you won't be able to resist the groove!
Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Booming and shaking at 11:45am, 1:15pm, 3pm and 5pm
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NEW! Old Soul Silk Road

These three world travelers stop by Newcastle to regale you with tunes from foreign lands, full of mystery, intrigue and fun!

Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
11:45am, 3pm and 5pm
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Gypsy Geoff

A unique interactive circus show that includes hat juggling, plate spinning, and other obscure gravity defying feats that will not only ask yourself how does he do that? but... why is he doing that? Come witness the Master of Mischief and Mayhem - Gypsy Geoff!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Shows at Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm
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NEW! Acrobatrix

Acrobatrix is a two-person comedy circus spectacular. Bending, flipping and flying through the air - they will have you laughing on the edge of your seat! Stahr and Thunder are proof that opposites attract and their feel-good chemistry is contagious. They are the perfect couple, but there are only two things that can ruin this relationship: he's one and she's the other.

PERFORMING MAY 8 - JUNE 13

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
The flipping starts at Noon, 2pm, 3:45pm and 5pm
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Iggy the Gargoyle

Join Festival fan-favorite Ignias Rockford III (Gargoyle From the Left on the Cathedral Wall) as his stone face brings a smile to yours.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day!
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NEW! The Renaissance Men

Join Peregrine and Rowland in raucous, physical entertainment as they compete for your applause and to discover who is the true Renaissance Man!

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Swashbuckling at 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm and 5pm
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NEW! The Puppies of Penzance

This brisk, energetic act takes audiences on a jolly trip on a pirate ship manned by pups. Always a favorite, audiences will be blown away by this merry band of mutts and will watch with baited breath to see if Poochie will really walk the plank!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Set sail at 11:45am, 1:45pm and 3:45pm
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The Peachtree Handspinners Guild

Throughout the day, the spinners of Newcastle tell tales and spin yarns sharing the history of textiles. Watch the hand spinners create beautiful yarns out of colorful wool, straight out of the dye pot! Learn about traditional women's work and what it took to clothe the world. Located just inside the Front Gate.
In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Spinning all day!
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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 and Naughty Nellie Peachbottom join forces for intoxicating harmonies and more schtick than thou canst shake a stick at.

ALL SEASON!

Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each tavern and pub!
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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...!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Olde Towne Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Lessons every hour on the hour
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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
Performing at Noon, 1:45pm, 3:15pm and 4:45pm
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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.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Photo credit: SoulCatching Photography

Tavern on the Hill
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each pub!
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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!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Event begins at 12:30pm daily
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The Barehead Bards

The Barehead Bards perform pub song staples along with classic fiddle tunes. These bards always have fun and put on an entertaining show.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the pub schedules
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NEW! The Adventures of Queen Amina

Aminatu has traveled from her homeland of the Hausa tribe in western Africa to Newcastle to learn about new cultures and to share her own. Watch and listen as she challenges her nation's status quo of male dominance and female submission. As queen, she seeks to honor and represent her people; as a woman, she hopes to be an inspiration to women everywhere to find and harness their power.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Stories start at 4pm
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The John Mohr Mackintosh Pipe and Drum Band

Who doesn't love a pipe and drum band? Especially on Celtic Weekend! The John Mohr Macintosh Pipe and Drum Band will be in the lanes, parading and piping throughout the village of Newcastle.

PERFORMING JUNE 5 & 6

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Piping and drumming all day!
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