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article imageThe Georgia Renaissance Festival hosts record crowds Special

By Kim I. Hartman     Jun 9, 2010 in Entertainment
Fairburn - The Georgia Renaissance Festival just ended another season of fun, food and frolicking for all who attended. It was the 25th year of amazing days and crazy knights offering entertainment that included everything from wenches, royalty, acrobats and crafts.
It was their 25th anniversary and visitors were thrilled with the events, dance, entertainment and food at this year's Georgia Renaissance Festival held in Fairburn Georgia.
The Silver anniversary of the festival was the best ever and included some new events from the drumming and dancing of the Tartanic entertainers to the Aerial Trapeze and Silk stunt show.
King Henry VIII was re-crowned for this Silver anniversary and ruled over the event with smoked turkey leg in hand along with his royal court and was visited by hundreds of thousands of people for the past eight weeks that began in mid-April and concluded this weekend.
The year is 1534 and King Henry VIII has been the King of England for 25 years. In celebration of th...
The year is 1534 and King Henry VIII has been the King of England for 25 years. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Georgia Renaissance Festival and His Majesty’s silver anniversary on the throne, we are going to host a re-coronation ceremony for the King!
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This grand, not to be missed event takes you back in time to the days of Camelot and is designed to help visitors imagine that they have indeed time traveled back to Elizabethan England once you enter the gates.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival creates the fantasy with themed buildings and rides, costumed actors, and creative entertainment and interactive activities that are going on all around you at all times day and night, said Sarah Petermann.
Petermann has been involved with the organization of this yearly event for 24 of the 25 years. She said this year was again record-setting in many different ways as well as being fun for all that attended the exciting festival which has entertained almost 4 million guests since it's inception.
She added the event has been named in the Top 20 festivals in the South-east for 2010 and been voted Best Entertainment Value as well being voted Best of the Festivals for families and children.
With almost a dozen stages where different events were featured there is not a lack of things to do while at the festival.
You can watch aerial acrobats, drummers, dancers and wenches or spend your day eating the delicious foods that included smoked turkey legs, bangers and mash, apple dumpling sundaes and thirst quenching speciality drinks and a pub for those craving a mug of beer to go with their fish and chips or feast of fowl.
The servers were proud to proclaim that none of the food contained any calories in them so enjoy as much as you like because calories were not known of during this period in history and wouldn't be for many hundreds of years, which Sarah Petermann said was her original discovery.
The event included a 32-acre World Bazaar full of elaborate treasures created by nationally renowned artisans who demonstrated weaving, glass blowing, pottery making techniques and jewelry demonstrations.
One of the biggest crowd pleaser's was the Magnificent Lipizzan and Andalusian Stallion Show which was added for the 25th anniversary. Both this and the jousting events were received with roars from the crowd as the excitement built.
One of the most popular shows and amazing performances is on the stage with Barely Balanced. Astound...
One of the most popular shows and amazing performances is on the stage with Barely Balanced. Astounding feats of physical daring and awe-inspiring acrobatic stunts keep you on the cheering and on the edge of your seat throughout.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
It doesn't take long at this event to see why it has received so many awards for it's excellence in Renaissance Festival events in the south and across the country. It is certainly an event worth attending and one you will always remember and return too, again and again.
Other events at the festival that were popular among visitors were the trapeze and aerial acrobatic events along with the jugglers, story-telling, a pet zoo and of the course the Birds of Prey and animal show.
Many of the weekends for this 8 week annual event are themed weekends and although visitors are not required to dress the part of wenches, lasses and lad or knights, kings, queens or royalty, costumes are welcomed and encouraged and you can even rent them at the event if it strikes your fancy to join in with the cast of almost 1000 costumed characters.
If minstrels shows, comedians, jugglers, fair maidens, knights in shining armor and more food and drink then you can even consider eating appeals to you be sure to put this event on your calender now for next season which will run from April 16 through June 5, 2011.
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The greatest free flying bird show in America- In addition to a majestic Falconry exhibition  this c...
The greatest free flying bird show in America- In addition to a majestic Falconry exhibition, this complete bird show includes hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skills directly over the heads of the audience!
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Aerial trapeze and silk show starring Jayna Lee who demonstrates jaw-dropping and AHH-inspiring skil...
Aerial trapeze and silk show starring Jayna Lee who demonstrates jaw-dropping and AHH-inspiring skills: acrobatics, contortion, fire-eating, and juggling on the aerial trapeze and aerial silks! Jayna has an extensive background in gymnastics and 10 years of performance experience spanning in the United States and Europe.
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The Tartanic a new event this year spotlighted men dressed in full kilt performed with dancers  six ...
The Tartanic a new event this year spotlighted men dressed in full kilt performed with dancers, six drums, six drones, 18 notes, fast fingers, high comedy, flying bagpipes, taste-defying stunts and scorching hot music played at over 120 beats per minute with driving speed and high-volume.
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Originally horses of war  these Arabian  Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength...
Originally horses of war, these Arabian, Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength and athletic agility that have transformed them into living forms of equestrian art. When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years, viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history. The horses were also on display for public viewing throughout the Festival day.
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