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Colorado Renaissance Festival

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash.
Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash.

Colorado plays host to a lot of wonderful and unique events, one of which is the annual Colorado Renaissance Festival. Renaissance festivals, or fairs, recreates a historical setting for the amusement of its guests. They generally include an abundance of costumed entertainers or fair-goers, musical and theatrical acts, art and handicrafts for sale, and festival food. While some fairs focus on the time period of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Colorado Renaissance festival harkens back to the reign of King Henry VIII. Continue reading for more information about this niche Colorado tradition.

A Blast From The Past

This July marks the 44th Anniversary of the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Everyone attending should "ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legs, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more." The festival usually features a large cast of authentically costumed merrymakers. The cast makes the area feel like a living and working village. This year's festivities will be open for eight spectacular weekends!

The days of the festival include: July 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th, July 31st & August 1st, August 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd. There will be two different ways for you to purchase admission tickets. You can purchase your tickets at the venue, in which the charge for adults is $27 and children (ages 5-12) will be $12. If you pay online you will save $2 plus no fees & taxes for adults and $1 for children (ages 5-12). Kids under the age of 5 get in for free. Remember, tickets are good for a one-time admission to the festival and are not date specific, so be sure to check out their website for Themed Weekends.

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