The Virginia Renaissance Faire takes place every year from the Saturday of the Mother's Day Weekend in May for five weekends at Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring lots of entertainment like live music and performances, jousting, hound coursing, historical reenactments and many other things. The fictional village of Staffordshire has a vast marketplace with dozens of shops offering crafts, jewelry, apparel, decor, and art.
Highlights of Staffordshire include Poppet’s Pastimes area for children for Renaissance-themed fun, games, dress-up, and a puppet show. The Village Blacksmith offers demonstrations of their traditional craft. While Vixens en Garde, a female fight troupe, is demonstrating sword-fighting. Also, Medieval Armored Combat performs historical combat by Order of the Marshall. The Renaissance Man is all about comedy and juggling. Her Majesty’s Hounds showcases the traditional art of Greyhound coursing. The Jackdaws music performance features classical Irish Rock. The Pyrates Royale Show with plenty of singing and pirate jokes will be entertaining for visitors of all ages.
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