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DeBracey Joust Productions

You'll be on the edge of your seat as noble knights in shining armor battle and compete with lance and sword, crossbow and chariot! This epic show is filled with thrilling stunts, trick riding, and over twelve tons of equine fury!

Joust Arena
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Tournaments at 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm
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Premium Joust Seating Puts You in the Action!

Enjoy the best seats in the Joust!

- VIP Seating inside the Joust Arena on the Royal Reviewing Stand!
- Shaded and cushioned seating!
- Meet and greet with the Jousting Knights!
- Pennant to cheer your champion!
- Special VIP Crown!
- Photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime!

Purchase Premium Joust Seating Tickets for only $10 at the Front Gate Box Office or at the Knight's Ale tent near the Joust Arena.

NOTE: Please arrive at least 10 minutes early – we cannot seat anyone once the Joust has begun.

Joust Arena
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Seating available at 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm
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SPECIAL EVENT: Pub Crawl

Join our Pirates for a Pub Crawl!
Every Festival Day at 12:30pm and again at 3:00pm, our resident scallywags host a rowdy and bawdy voyage to each of Newcatle's drinking establishments. You'll get a souvenir tankard to hold yer grog, and then you'll set sail from the Brewer's Pub, make your way to the Drunk Monk Pub, and make port at the Tavern on the Hill. Along the way you'll be served a beer at each pub, be forced to listen to bad jokes, puns and/or riddles, hear some great music, and play a few bawdy drinking games. Huzzah!

Tickets are just $35 available online – get yours when you plan your trip! Only 30 spots available for each Pub Crawl, so don't wait!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Each day at 12:30pm and 3:00pm
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SPECIAL EVENT: Fairy Tea Party

The fairies have set a magical table for twenty guests to join them for a fantastical Tea Party!
Each attendee will be served iced tea or lemonade and a delicious cupcake. You'll be entranced as you listen to fairy stories and enjoy loads of fun!
Tickets are $20 and are available online. There are only 20 spots available at each sitting, so don't hesitate - buy yours now!

Wildwood Pavilion
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
11:30am and 2pm Daily
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The Tortuga Twins

The Tortuga Twins will have you screaming with laughter! This audience-interactive show keeps you coming back for more, year after year! Rated PG - One R-rated show at the end of the day!

PERFORMING MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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The Washing Well Wenches

The Washing Well Wenches are the funniest pair of "ladies" you'll ever meet! Part vaudeville, part sketch comedy, full-on entertaining, the Washing Well Wenches make interactive theater fun for everyone!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Barely Balanced Acrobatic Daredevils

They're back, diving through fire, hurling machetes, and testing the limits of natural selection! Don't miss seeing your favorite acrobats endanger their lives in this hilarious, award winning show. The day starts with their "Sharp Knives and Stupid Humans Extravaganza" and ends with the incredible "Fire Finale." Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! The Lady Victoria

The Lady Victoria specializes in Celtic and Early music on the Hammered Dulcimer. She mixes education and entertainment in a high energy show. Great for kids and music lovers of all ages.


PERFORMING MAY 31 - JUNE 7

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Birds of Prey

In addition to a presenting 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! Presented by Earthquest™.

"The greatest free-flying bird show in America." - Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and NBC's The Today Show.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Charry Garcia - One Man Band

Charry Garcia is a magician when it comes to creating beautiful music on a various array of instruments - all by himself! You'll be amazed at the melodies he conjures forth!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!


In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day in the glade near the Tavern on the Hill
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Cu Dubh

CU DUBH consists of musicians who have dedicated their lives to the study and performance of ancient music. David Macejka (2012 Grammy Nominee), and Mike McNutt have brought together their personal influences to create a dark, original show using the Great Highland Bagpipes and a barrage of drums from around the world. With influences from Scotland, Norway, Ireland and beyond, they call back to the ancient tribes in all of us.

PERFORMING MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Zoltan the Adequate

Brilliant? Amazing? No, just adequate! Come see feats of bizarre geek magic and stunts of sheer stupidity! Watch and cringe as Zoltan plays with fire, swallows a four-foot balloon, and more. Zoltan will fool you, delude you about how you were fooled, deceive you about that delusion, and then bamboozle you about the deception. Surely a curiosity to be reckoned with.

PERFORMING MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Hey Nunnie, Nunnie

The unconventional Mother Redempta and the mischievous ukulele wielding Sister Philomena Claire take the stage in a dazzling display of comedic escapades. Cracking jokes, singing songs, and counseling audience members, these two larger than life characters cause peals of laughter to ring like convent bells.

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! The Angels: Heroines in Disguise

The Angels are a singing, sword-fighting, and comedy show! These adventurers are on a mission to both empower and entertain as each tale they tell contains a heartfelt message disguised in witty innuendo and geeky puns. Be sure to check the ratings warning as their missions range from family-friendly fun to wildly nerdy and dirty comedy!

PERFORMING MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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The Ded Bob Sho

"Hey Audience!" You can find yer ol' pal Bob on King's Hall Stage this season! He's everyone's favorite "Specter of Ceremonies" and he brings his unique brand of graveside humor to the Georgia Renaissance Festival! But, beware! Sit toward the front of the audience and you may be "Bob-mo-tized"! Rated PG.

PERFORMING MAY 23 - JUNE 7

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Gabriel Q

Sir Real is in the street with puppets, on stilts, and in fantastical costume creations. He changes throughout the day from hobby horse to butterfly, a baby in a high chair, a Venetian gondola, and more. A mummer and a one-man moving pageant, Sir Real is highly interactive and hard to miss. So don't miss him!

PERFORMING MAY 30 - JUNE 7

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day!
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NEW! The Adventures of Queen Amina

Aminatu has traveled from her homeland of the Hausa tribe in western Africa to Newcastle to learn about new cultures and to share her own. Watch and listen as she challenges her nation's status quo of male dominance and female submission. As queen, she seeks to honor and represent her people; as a woman, she hopes to be an inspiration to women everywhere to find and harness their power.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Splatter Time Players Mud Show

Earth-splattering fun awaits you at this fun-filled "earthy" presentation! Watch as this crazy duo execute back flips and belly flops straight into the mud! This "dirty" show will prove to be good, clean fun for audiences of all ages!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Crown Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Acrobatrix

Acrobatrix is a two-person comedy circus spectacular. Bending, flipping and flying through the air - they will have you laughing on the edge of your seat! Stahr and Thunder are proof that opposites attract and their feel-good chemistry is contagious. They are the perfect couple, but there are only two things that can ruin this relationship: he's one and she's the other.

PERFORMING APRIL 18 - MAY 3

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Living History Encampment

The 16th Century was the Age of Exploration - and conquest - of the "New World". This interactive presentation by the Northeast Georgia History Museum examines the material culture of the European explorers - especially the De Soto Expedition of 1540 which passed close to the area of the Georgia Renaissance Festival grounds.

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Encampment near the Kid's Kingdom
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NEW! The ArieArie Show!

The ArieArie Show is something to behold! He is part juggler, part acrobat, and 100% entertaining. You'll enjoy his spectacular feats designed especially to appeal to human audiences.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Crown Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Gypsy Geoff

A unique interactive circus show that includes hat juggling, plate spinning, and other obscure gravity defying feats that will not only ask yourself how does he do that? but... why is he doing that? Come witness the Master of Mischief and Mayhem - Gypsy Geoff!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Fool's Knoll Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! The Puppies of Penzance

This brisk, energetic act takes audiences on a jolly trip on a pirate ship manned by pups. Always a favorite, audiences will be blown away by this merry band of mutts and will watch with baited breath to see if Poochie will really walk the plank!

MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Halfwit Harbor Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! High Flying Fools

Pester & Soso may be a couple of idiots but don't worry, they have some help! With their Circus for Idiots instruction manual, they are sure to put on the Greatest Aerial Show Ever…. we think. High atop an aerial rig, this hilarious show combines comedy, feats of strength, the grace and beauty of aerial silks, lyra, and even a touch of circus sideshow into one awesome, crowd-pleasing performance!

PERFORMING APRIL 18 THRU MAY 10
Marrakech Mews Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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The Peachtree Handspinners Guild

Throughout the day, the spinners of Newcastle tell tales and spin yarns sharing the history of textiles. Watch the handspinners create beautiful yarns out of colorful wool, straight out of the dye pot! Learn about traditional women's work and what it took to clothe the world.

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Spinning all day!
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NEW! The Vodca Family

The Vodca Family is an interactive stage and street performance group featuring energetic, explosive dance and drums. This family-friendly stage show includes many styles of dance - classical pointe ballet, belly dance, sword balancing and much more!

PERFORMING APRIL 18 - MAY 10

King's Hall Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Parrots of the Caribbean

Colorful and chatty parrots are the stars of this free-flight aviary! Get up close and personal with these beautiful exotic birds. It's a tropical adventure!

ON DISPLAY ALL SEASON!

Queen's Garden Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Open all day!
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Donal Hinely - Glass Harmonica

Musician and singer/songwriter Donal Hinely performs traditional and original music on the glass harmonica, a homemade instrument consisting of water-tuned wine glasses and brandy snifters. In addition to music performance, he entertains his audiences with information and observations concerning the history of glass playing and the science behind this unique art form.

Olde Towne Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Performing All Day
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Free Juggling School

Are you convinced you can never learn to juggle? Sir William Drops will prove you wrong! Sir Will is a master juggler and has been teaching juggling for over 30 years, and really enjoys a challenge. Learn to juggle and receive an official certificate to prove it. And it's free...!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Olde Towne Area
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Every hour on the hour
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Mother and Father Goose

Stop by the Goose Gazebo and have a visit with Mother and Father Goose and their "children" - gentle, tame geese who love to snuggle on your lap for a photo!

ON DISPLAY ALL SEASON!

Goose Gazebo
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day!
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Landloch'd!

From the highlands of Scotland, and the Moor-infested lands of Spain, these two men met upon the high seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and pirate music with the masses.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Photo credit: SoulCatching Photography

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the schedule at each pub!
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The Barehead Bards

The Barehead Bards perform pub song staples along with classic fiddle tunes. These bards always have fun and put on an entertaining show.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Tavern on the Hill, Drunk Monk Pub & Brewer's Pub
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Check the pub schedules
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NEW! The Queen's Players

Improvised Shakespeare Show!

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

Middleton Stage & King's Hall
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Judas and Magnolia

A husband and wife team of award winning escape artists. With comedy, romance, and suspense their daring acts will bring you to the edge of your seat. Watch as Judas does the impossible and escapes perilous situations, while Magnolia increases the danger. A family friendly show geared towards audiences of all ages.

PERFORMING MAY 16 - JUNE 7

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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Iggy the Gargoyle

Join Festival fan-favorite Ignias Rockford III (Gargoyle From the Left on the Cathedral Wall) as his stone face brings a smile to yours.

PERFORMING ALL SEASON!

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
All day!
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A Conversation with DaVinci

Leonardo DaVinci makes his return to the Georgia Renaissance Festival! Join him for a casual conversation about his art, discoveries and scientific advancements at the Royal Pavilion.
Royal Pavilion
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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NEW! Bean and Bear

Children's puppetry and storytelling.

PERFORMING APRIL 18 - MAY 10

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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The Hounds of Fairhaven

The Hounds of East Fairhaven are a group of volunteers and sighthound owners who enjoy bringing Renaissance history to life. They educate patrons about the role our beloved sighthound breeds played in history. Currently, members of HoEF have Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Whippets, Borzoi, Afghan Hounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Ibizan hounds, Salukis, and Bloodhounds. They also love to share their hounds and promote sighthound adoption and responsible dog ownership.
In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
On display all day!
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The John Mohr Mackintosh Pipe and Drum Band

Who doesn't love a pipe and drum band? Especially on Celtic Weekend! The John Mohr Macintosh Pipe and Drum Band will be in the lanes, parading and piping throughout the village of Newcastle.

PERFORMING JUNE 6 & 7

In the Lanes
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Piping and drumming all day!
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NEW! The Courtier's Academy

ALL NEW! Join members of his Majesty's Royal Court as they instruct the young members of the Kingdom in proper court behavior and manners. Upon completion, each young noble receives a certificate from the King or Queen themselves!

ALL SEASON!

Garden Cottage Stage
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
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