The Michigan Renaissance Festival offers people the chance to travel back in time to the 16th century to see what life might have been like during that period. Visitors to the festival can stroll through a reproduced Renaissance-era village, with taverns, shops, and a jousting space and other performance stages. The festival is located on the outskirts of Holly, Michigan, about an hour northwest of Detroit.
People who come to the Michigan Renaissance Festival can interact with the festival performers on the village “streets”, enjoy the pageantry and elaborate costumes on display, and see hilarious and entertaining shows suitable for all ages. Visitors can also see jousting competitions and purchase clothing, jewelry, and other crafts made by a number of artisans. The festival is also known for its unique foods that add to the overall experience, including soup served in a bread bowl, Scotch eggs, and shepherd’s pie. There are also a number of theme weekends that visitors can enjoy at the festival. These past theme weekends have included a Highland Fling weekend, offering caber toss competitions and Highland dancing performances, and a Wonders of the World weekend, offering belly dancing shows, arm-wrestling, and wine tasting.
Anyone who is interested in immersing themselves in a unique Renaissance-era experience with fun for the entire family should check out the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Near the site of the festival you can find the Sheep Skin Shop and the Foundery Fellowship Church. If you’re in the area, feel free to come by for an unforgettable day.