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The Village Renaissance Faire – Wrightstown, PA

The Village FaireThe 14th annual Village Renaissance Faire happens this weekend September 21 & 21, 2013 in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.

This years theme is “The Ties That Bind – An Authurian Tale”. Join King Arthur & Queen Guinevere for a day of tournaments and merriment. There will be jousting, a Trebuchet (catapult) launch, archery tournament and more.

Food and drink will abound and you will be amazed and dazzled by the arts and crafts of the vendors throughout the village.

Entertaining and informative the faire is produced by the Wrightstown Public Library who believes learning is fun and should be presented in a manner that personally engages and stimulates the desire to learn all one can.

Gates are open 11AM to 6PM both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is only $5 with free admission for children under age 5. Plus it’s free parking. This is an amazing deal. I love it when you find a faire that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to take the family to.

I did manage to find some video from the faire on YouTube but it’s a few years old. It’s the jousting tournament at the 10th Annual faire in 2009.

There does not appear to be a FAQS page or weapons policy on the website so it would be best to contact the event coordinator before including any swords or knives as part of your costume. If you wish to take your chances make sure to peace-tie them so they cannot be removed from their sheaths as this is usually required at any festival that does allow costume weapons.



Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival

June 18 – July 4, 2011, (WO) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: Toni and Vincent, 7464 Frankenmuth Rd, Frankenmuth/Vassar, MI 48768, (810) 208-1766 email:, web: / Site: 12 miles from Birch Run and Bridgeport exits off I-75 in Vassar, MI / Booths: 25+ / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied. / Call about lodging.



Scandinavian Festival – Thousand Oaks, California

The 2012 Scandinavian Festival & Viking Age Display at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California is celebrating their 38th Annual event this weekend. The festival will be open on Saturday April 14 10AM to 5PM and Sunday April 15 10AM to 4PM.

This event celebrates Scandinavian culture and both days of the Festival are filled with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstration, vendors and activities for young and old alike. The Viking Encampment and Sami Village will once again be present.

There will be lots of activities including the making of head wreaths, raising of a Maypole and the chance to learn the ancient Viking game of Kubb.

Admission is just $7 for visitors ages 13 and up. Ages 12 and under are admitted free.

In addition to the usual entertainment and food vendors there will also be craft and food demonstrations where you can learn about Scandinavian cooking and crafts.

While the photos on the website so show some people in costume the website does not list a weapons policy so it would be best to contact the event coordinators before deciding to include any medieval swords or knives as part of your costume.



2012 Tartan Day Scottish Faire

The 2012 Tartan Day Scottish Faire is being held on Saturday April 14, 2012 from 10AM to 5PM at the Historic Aberdeen Farm in Fremont, California. Tartan Day marks the date a declaration of Scottish independence against Edward I’s English rule, known the Declaration of Arbroath, was signed in 1320 and submitted to Pope John XXII. The declaration intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state, defending Scotland’s right to use military action when unjustly attacked.

Regardless of where your family’s history started, it’s important to celebrate your cultural heritage. The East Bay Scottish Association is dedicated to celebrating the full, rich culture of Scotland through interactive events such as the Tartan Day Scottish Faire.

Admission for Adults ages 18-61 is $10.00. Adults 62+ years are only $6.00. Children 4 to 17 are only $5.00.

Check out this YouTube video of the Red Thistle Dancers from the 2011 faire.

This is a heritage festival rather than medieval or renaissance faire so it would be best not to include any daggers, dirks or medieval swords as part of your costume.



Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Irwindale California – April 2012

The 2012 Spring Renaissance Pleasure Faire begins this weekend April 7 & 8, 2012.

The faire is open every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from April 7 to May 20, 2012.

This weekend only you can buy one admission, get one free by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the home page.

Single day admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children so this is a great offer especially if you have several people planning to go in your group.

Here’s a YouTube video review of the 2011 faire showing the activites and fun events at the festival.

According to the FAQS page swords and knives are allowed but they must be sheathed and peace-tied for safety. Personnel at the gate will be able to assist you if you are unsure how to peace-tie your weapons.



2012 Bay Area Renaissance Festival

The 2012 Bay Area Renaissance Festival is being held at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Tampa Florida starting this weekend February 18 through April 1, 2012 plus Festival Friday March 23.

The theme this weekend is “Highland Fling” featuring many different Scottish and Celtic events.

The faire runs from 10AM to 6PM Rain or Shine. The festival offers an abundance of activities and adventures the whole family can enjoy.

Here’s a YouTube video from the 2011 event.

The website doesn’t list a weapons policy so make sure to contact the event coordinator if you plan on using a medieval dagger or sword as part of your costume. As always know how to properly peace tie your weapons for safety.



2012 Arizona Renaissance Festival

The 2012 Arizona Renaissance Festival is running weekends from February 11 through April 1, 2012 in Apache Junction, AZ Rain or Shine. The faire is open from 10AM to 6PM every Saturday and Sunday plus Presidents Day Monday February 20.

The annual event is a favorite every year and provide lots of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Check out this YouTube video of their Jousting Tournament. This is from opening day this year February 11, 2012.

Their website does state that costume swords and daggers are permitted as long as they are peace tied by their safety services personaell at the main entrance.



Samurai Swords 4 U has new updated design

Samurai Swords 4 U has upgraded to a new shopping platform and allows you many more new features to make it easier to find your favorite swords and knives.

New drop down navigation allows you to move easily from page to page without having to scroll up and down a long lengthy left hand navigation bar.

We’ll be adding gift certificates soon as well.

A new sleeker design makes the pages easy on the eye on fun to surf.

Here’s a preview of the home page, come check it out and let us know what you think by using the contact us form on the website.

Samurai Sword 4 U's New Design



Folsom Renaissance Faire 2011

The Folsom Renaissance Faire is taking place this weekend Saturday and Sunday October 15 & 16, 2011.

The faire is always a good time with plenty of rowdy entertainment, a jousting tournament, lots of great food and wonderful merchants.

Here is a video of the jousting event taken at the 2008 festival.

Admission is only $14 for adults and $9 for Seniors 55 & Over, students in grades K-12 or ages 6-12. Children under six are free.

Remember to keep and swords and knives that are part of your costume peace tied for safety at all times.



2011 Canterbury Renaissance Festival

Canterbury Renaissance Faire Jousting Tournament
Canterbury Renaissance Faire Jousting Tournament

The Canterbury Renaissance Faire is wrapping up with it’s second weekend this year in Silverton, Oregon. There’s an abundance of events, from cheering on your favorite knight in the jousting tournament, to shopping the fine hand crafted goods, to dining medieval style on fyne foods.

Located just 10 miles from Interstate I-5 outside Salem, Oregon this faire is set in a wooded lot for true medieval feeling of yesteryear. The stage is set now it’s time to come and play in the trees.

The faire is open Saturday and Sunday July 23&24, 2011 from 10AM to 6PM and admission is only $13 for adults and $10 for seniors over 60 and children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free.

The website doesn’t list a specific weapons policy so if you are planning on coming in costume make sure any bladed weapons you bring are sheathed and peace tied for safety.

Have a fun weekend.