The Michigan Ren Fest will cure your sweet tooth and taste for adventure!
The Michigan Renaissance Festival has something for everyone its finale weekend – so come join the fun, events and food.
This weekend at the Michigan Renaissance Festival is particularly sweet, and nothing short of your expectations. On Friday, we welcome students from all over the state of Michigan. Whether they are arriving with their classes or with their parents, students will receive special discounted pricing for Friday. A tradition for over 30 years, Festival Friday brings unique educational, shopping and entertainment opportunities. School Day is a fantastic field trip destination for K-12 students, with lessons in music, costuming, combat and more. Students will no longer be confined to studying history in books; now they can live it!
Friday is also our annual Ladies Shopping Day! Tickets to the event are discounted, and each ticketed guest receives special coupons from vendors all through the Festival.
And on Friday evening, we will be hosting our Masque Ball in the Castle. Guests will dress up in their finest, dine with royalty while indulging in a six-course gourmet meal, and dance the night away!
First Responders and anyone with a military license will receive free admission on Festival Friday. We thank you for your service!
All weekend long, we will have guest vendors to feed your sweet tooth in the Valley of Aberdare! Rum cakes, brownies, fudge, cannoli and more are available — many with free samples!
Our annual fencing tournament will be running in the Valley of Aberdare on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and cheer them on as they compete for the championship trophy.
Also a crowd-pleaser, Cupcake Crusades are back this year! Bakers will have a chance to prove themselves the “King” or “Queen” of the kitchen. Bakers of all different skill levels are asked to submit their tastiest and most creative Renaissance-themed cupcakes for their chance to win a cash prize and to be titled the Best Baker in the Realm.
The season-long Wedding Wars competitions will come to an end on Sunday as the winners from each weekend will compete in our cake dive. Watch these brides-to-be’s dig through a giant cake to find awesome prizes. This messy competition will determine the ultimate champion of Wedding Wars!
Patrons can also show off their romantic side in free contests such as the Wooing Contest and the Couple's Pie Eating Contest. This is sure to be a weekend filled with the competitive spirit of new experiences with a hint of love. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss out on all the fun!
This October, Halloween in Hollygrove is back! The Phantom's Feast will begin on Oct. 12 featuring all of your favorite Halloween songs mashed into a two-hour dinner theatre show held inside the Castle. On Oct. 27, patrons can join us for Frankenbunny's Eggstravaganza Halloween Party. With a 4 p.m. start time, people can race around the site to find eggs filled with prizes. There will be $1,500 in cash prizes to discover.
Parking remains free this year thanks to Randy Wise Automotive Team. Discount tickets can be purchased at Kroger, Menard's and Goodwill. Discount coupons can be found at Subway, Tim Hortons and Big Boy. Tickets for Halloween in Hollygrove can be found on our website at www.MichRenFest.com.
Come share the festivities! Visit www.MichRenFest.com for tickets, events and information on what may be the best weekend yet!
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