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MAY 2 & 3 - Opening Weekend

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This weekend, pirates of all ages will find treasure in our special contests, like the Pirate Costume Contest and Walk The Plank Trivia. It's a weekend full of fun piratical hijinks!

Here are just a few of the events planned:

Sea Legs Contest - 1:00pm at the Joust Arena
A good old-fashioned relay race with a few twists. Grab your First Mate and compete to win great prizes!

Pirate Costume Contests - 1:30pm for Adults & Children at the Pirate's Treasure Ship
Sign up at Pirate's Cove. Competition will be judged and prizes provided by the crew at the Pirate's Treasure!

Walk the Plank Trivia Contest - 2:15pm at the Garden Cottage Stage
Test your piratical knowledge and win a prize! Losers will be marooned...

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MAY 9 & 10 - Family Weekend!

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Buy one Adult ticket at the gate or on our website and get up to 4 Children Admitted FREE!*

*This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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APRIL 30 & MAY 1 - Kids Free Weekend!

Both Days - Kids Costume Contest
Join us at the Joust Arena at 1pm for a special costume contest just for kids (up to age 12). Great prizes for the winners and fun for all!

When we say Family, we mean the WHOLE family!
Bring your fur baby to the Festival this weekend! Dogs and cats on leashes are welcome - please read the Rules and Regulations before you arrive!

Pet Costume Contest -1:00pm Joust Arena
Dress your pet in their best garb and compete to win great prizes! Sign in at the Joust Arena to participate.

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MAY 16 & 17 - Wizarding Weekend

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Didn't get an owl from that famous wizarding school? That's alright because we'll be celebrating all things magical this weekend with wizard-themed costume contests, magical events, and a special "Butter Buzz" mead by Atlanta's own Monks Mead!

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MAY 23, 24 & 25 - Three Day Memorial Weekend

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Three Days to Play! The Festival is open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. Bring the family out on this holiday weekend.

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MAY 30 & 31 - Masquerade Weekend

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Who are you? This weekend time will bend, and characters from all times and genres will converge upon the Village of Newcastle for the best party since Camelot!
Wizards, time-traveling doctors, orcs, super heroes and galactic rebels will mingle and make merry! Put on your best cosplay or just come as you are for great people watching.

We'll have costume contests for all ages, and fun contests and surprises! Check back as we get closer to April!

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June 6 & 7 - Highland Fling / Final Weekend

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The Village of Newcastle welcomes the Scottish and Irish for our final weekend (and everyone else, of course!)

Bagpipes, drums and kilted dancers abound, plus special contests! Bring your whole clan!

Don't miss your last chance for a turkey legge and a frothy ale! See the exciting finale of the Royal Joust, find special and unique treasures in our Artisan Marketplace, and see all of your favorite Festival performers one more time, 'cause after this weekend, we're history - 'til next year!

Thank you to Our Festival Sponsors