Fair   68.0F  |  Forecast »

Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly

Join mermaids, knights, princesses and more for 16th century family fun at the 2014 Ren Fest, happening weekends Aug. 16-Sept. 28, 2014

Who's the best jouster in all the land? Families find out as princesses, knights and mythical creatures gather for a 16th century adventure in Holly at the 36th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival, running weekends Aug. 16-Sept. 28.

Festival visitors enjoy a 17-acre village full of Renaissance-era shops, taverns and village people. Live entertainment happens around every corner on the streets of the festival, with theater, comedy shows and music on 17 stages. Plus, find games and people-powered rides, a castle, full-armored, full-contact jousting competition, live mermaid show, human combat chess match, Children's Realm and much more.

The festival's marketplace features an array of food including turkey legs, fresh-baked bread, soup, Scotch eggs, apple dumplings and more. Craftsman share their skills in glassware, leatherwork, jewelry and clothing throughout the festival and the work of more than 300 artisans are on display. Test out your talents this year at the first nautical mural competition or the returning fairy house competition.

Each weekend is themed, and festivalgoers are encouraged to dress up for the event. Tickets are $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 5-12.

The 2014 Renaissance Festival happens on the Hollygrove Grounds 10 a.m-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 16-Sept. 28 – plus one Monday and Friday. Themes for this year are as follows:

  • Aug. 16-17: Royal Pet & Ale Fest
  • Aug. 23-24: Highland Fling
  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1: High Seas Adventure (note: also Labor Day Monday)
  • Sept. 6-7: Wonders of the World
  • Sept. 13-14: Shamrocks & Shenanigans
  • Sept. 20-21: Harvest Huzzah
  • Sept. 26-28: Sweet Endings (note: also Friday)

For more information on the 2014 Michigan Renaissance Festival, see the Metro Parent calendar listing.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Popcorn Treats for Halloween

Popcorn Treats for Halloween

Get popping with these kooky recipe ideas that are perfect for All Hallows' Eve. Learn how to make a white chocolate popcorn skull, popcorn balls and more!

Popsicle Stick Spider Web Craft with Pompom Spider

Popsicle Stick Spider Web Craft with Pompom Spider

Classic DIY materials are a cinch to transform into a darling Halloween decoration! Have kids get involved with this simple project for October.

'Breaking Bad' Action Figures Pulled from Toys R Us Shelves

'Breaking Bad' Action Figures Pulled from Toys R Us Shelves

After a Florida mom petitioned on Change.org for the toy store chain to stop selling the dolls from the AMC TV show, the toy store has agreed.

Starry Nights and Snowman Fun: Winter Crafts with Olaf, More

Starry Nights and Snowman Fun: Winter Crafts with Olaf, More

Turn a white sock or marshmallows into everyone's favorite goofball from Frozen or gear up for snowy evenings with a constellation lightbox and table runner.

Kids and Indoor Exercise During Cooler Temperatures

Kids and Indoor Exercise During Cooler Temperatures

Keep your kids off the couch this winter and get them active and healthy with these family-friendly fitness tips from the community program director at the Macomb Family YMCA.

Sage Yet Strange 1920s Baby-Naming Advice

Sage Yet Strange 1920s Baby-Naming Advice

Modern flapper era mamas had plenty of progressive advice. But when it came to baby name tips, it was a mixed bag. (And especially tough for poor Lenora!)

Dessert Pizzas Recipes That Kids Will Love

Dessert Pizzas Recipes That Kids Will Love

Slice into sweetness with these kid-friendly ideas – thanks to Betty Crocker, Taste of Home and more – that transform pizza into something oh-so-sweet!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement