The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival returns this weekend

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GROVELAND TWP. — The 37th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival, one of the largest themed events in the country is just around the corner. Journey back in time as more than 200 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village featuring entertainment, shopping, fun and food fit for a king.

Theme weekends for the 2015 season are:

Aug. 22-23 Royal Pet and Ale Fest

Pet Festival

Cutest Dog Costume Contest

Pet Entertainment

DIA Away – Presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

Fairy House Competition Voting

Aug. 29-30 – Highland Fling!

American/Canadian Highland Heavy Games Championship

Highland Dancers

Keg Toss

Craft Beer Conservatoire

Men in Kilts Competition

Sept. 5-7 – High Seas Adventure
Tattoo Contest
Beard Competition
Biker Weekend

Feast of Fantasy- Seafood Boil
Pig N Swig Beer and Bacon Tasting
Sept. 12-13 – Wonders of the World
Middle Eastern Dance Championships
Steampunk Invasion
Once Upon A Tea Time
Armwrestling Competition
Wine Tasting
Sept. 19-20 – Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Highland Heavy Games
Keg Toss
Men in Kilts Contest
Irish Dancers
Wine Tasting
Sept. 26-27 – Harvest Huzzah
BBQ Festival and Competition
Pie Wars • Saturday only
Archery Competition
Deaf Awareness Weekend
Wine Tasting
Oct. 2 -Festival Friday
Military Appreciation
Ladies’ Shopping Day
School Day
Masque Ball
Oct. 3-4 – Sweet Endings
Chocolate Festival • FREE Samples!
Cupcake Crusades
Wine Tastings
State Royal Fencing Championships
Cake Dive
When: Weekends Aug. 22 to Oct 4, plus
Labor Day and Oct. 2
Gates open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. – rain or shine!
The 37th Annual Michigan Renaissance
Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly, will cost:
Adults: $21.95; Children (5-12): $12.95; or
Children (0-4): Free
Advanced purchase discount tickets available
at participating Kroger, Walgreens, Menards,
Costco and Goodwill FREE Parking provided by
Al Serra. – G.G.



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