Huzzah! Turkey legs and corsets!
Over the course of the festival, over 200 professional performers conquer 10 stages with their niche acts. Even authentic jousting in full metal armor can be included in one of the event's many spectacles. That's not to mention the 140 artisans tabling their wares, which range from hand-carved swords to leather masks to painted gourds and more. Five taverns and 42 food emporiums serve up everything from mead to snow cones. Other diversions include fortune-telling, themed rock-climbing, face-painting, dart-blowing, and more. And if you forgot your costume, you can even rent one.
Regardless of your budget and schedule, the Maryland Renaissance Festival offers diverse options every weekend from now through October 21st. Enjoy a $7 discount on all adult tickets now through September 16th. 2-day, 6-day, 9-day, and season passes are also available. Children under age 7 go free.