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Michigan Renaissance Festival 2023

A magical 16th-century Medieval village and plenty of entertainment

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Michigan Renaissance Festival is a popular annual event taking place off Dixie Highway in Holly, Michigan. An interactive outdoor Renaissance fair showcases a recreated European village called Hollygrove. The village pays tribute to the second half of the 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The festival features 18 stages of entertainment and over 150 artisans, offering their goods at the Marketplace. 80 shops sell handmade arts and crafts, as well as time-period food options,

Musicians, jugglers, magicians, mimes, pirates, wizards, vikings, wenches, and other fantasy characters entertain the public in the village. Visitors can meet Queen Elizabeth I and her court, consisting of nobility, knights, clergy, and visiting royal dignitaries. Entertainment also features nationally known Renaissance festival stage acts, jousts, juggling shows, and sword fights. Full-contact knight shows are performed twice a day.

Michigan Renaissance Festival dates back to 1979. It's attended by about 250,000 people every year. The festival runs for 7 spectacular theme weekends. While adults can enjoy an exciting pub crawl, kids can take advantage of games of skill, pony rides, and participating in various human-powered rides for all ages.

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