Ren fair celebrates 20 years at Camp Rich


When Renaissance Productions transforms Camp Richardson into a giant stage in early June, it will mark the 20th year of the South Shore ren fair.

Queens of England, ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, knight of horseback, squires and simpletons will gather June 2-3 and June 9-10 for the 20th annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire.

This unique festival includes a real jousting tournament and full armored combat between knights, along with culinary delicacies, craft demonstrations, ancient music, magic, storytelling, dance and comedy. Patrons can participate in a range of activities such as archery and fencing.

Activities for children include educational areas, games, crafts, a petting zoo, puppet shows and storytelling.

The annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire recreates a renaissance village over two festival weekends and includes a merchant marketplace with nearly 100 unique merchants, and artisans.

The fair is open from 10am-6pm each day.

Cost is adults $17, $12 for seniors, military, ages 13-17, $7 for children 6-12, and under 6 no charge.

For more information, go online.

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