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Carolina Renaissance Festival: Special guests this weekend for 30th anniversary

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Oct. 6. The Carolina Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 30th year with special guests on Saturdays and Sundays now through Nov. 19.

There are special guests this weekend for the Big Three-Oh:

—Ned Alleyn’s Comedy Witch Trials: Famed tragedian Ned Alleyn flips the script on the classic witch trial by putting silly men on trial with the audience acting as judge and jury. (Through Oct. 22.)


—Tiny Girl! Big Show: Bubbly, hilarious, pocket sized Stahr Power flips, contorts, and shoots archery with her feet! (Oct 28 and Nov. 5.)

—The Lynx Show: Death-defying feats of magic and sword swallowing. (Nov. 11–Nov. 19)
Immerse yourself

Part of the festival experience is meeting and interacting with all the colorful characters, shopping for arts and craft items, or watching as they are made right before your eyes with time-honored demonstrations of weaving, glass blowing, blacksmithing, jewelry, pottery, candle making and more.

There is an array of food for feasting, and a bevy of beverages including coffee, wine, honey mead, craft beers and ales—and Pepsi.


The 25 acre outdoor village is just south of the intersection of Hwy. 73 and Poplar Tent.


$32 for adults, $20 for kids ages 5-12; available only online at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com. Children 4 and under free. Parking is free.

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