Attention, Lords and Ladies, Noblemen and Serfs, Royals and Peasants,
Your presence is requested one month from now for the 11th Annual Virginia Renaissance Faire to be held for five weekends from May 12, 2012- June 10, 2012. Polish your broadswords, break out your tankards of ale, and plan your trip to Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, Virginia. This year, the theme will be the many scientific inventions and discoveries of the Elizabethan Era, and activities include archery displays, jousting tournaments, music, shopping, a showcase of period costumes, hands-on crafts, a myriad of re-enactments, and, of course, a wealth of food and drink to satisfy your hunger and thirst.
Do you know the proper way for a knight to suit up before a joust? Do you know the steps to a Maypole dance? Do you know what all occurred in the Court of Common Pleas? These are only a few of the historically-based activities in which you can partake at the Virginia Renaissance Faire. For any child (or adult) who so wishes, he or she can also become knighted during a ceremony with the Queen. Each weekend will also have a different theme, so if you are interested in a particular 16th century subject, you may have the chance experience it.
May 12 and 13: Opening Weekend with a theme of Science and the Renaissance
May 19 and 20: Pirate Invasion Weekend (also Dear Awareness Weekend, with “a discounted admission and interpreters for the deaf.”)
May 26 and 27: Military History Weekend with demonstrations of pike handling, black powder weapons, and more. Active and reserve service members receive free admission with military-issue I.D.
June 2 and 3: Celtic Weekend
June 9 and 10: Closing Weekend
Admission: $9 and FREE for children five and under.
Phone Number: 703-508-5036
By Tara Stoll