The annual Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire takes place every September in Kings Valley, 24 km (15 mi) from downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Visitors of all ages can enjoy jousting knights, singing wandering minstrels as well as troubadours, jongleurs, bards, and dancers. The fair features over 150 stalls with arts and crafts as well as more than 1,000 costumed participants.
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire takes the visitors 500 years back to the times of Elizabeth I, the renaissance of 1558 to 1603. Visitors can stroll through the village shopping for hand made goods, antiques or other treasures. Friar Tuck's Forest offers plenty of food, beverages and entertainment for adults and children who will definitely enjoy Renaissance-inspired games and adventures.
The Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Founded in 1996 the fair was first held at the Philomath Rodeo Grounds during its first years. The main highlight of the festival is the live jousting demonstration that takes place two times: at noon and 4 p.m. General admission is $14 for adults, and $7 for children ages 6-12.