Your children’s favorite storybooks of knights, castles, and dragons become a reality when you step inside the magical Maryland Renaissance Festival. Back from a cancelled year due to COVID-19, this beloved festival is back and as fun as ever, running every Saturday and Sunday through October 24 in Crownsville, Maryland. There is enchantment and merriment from the moment you enter the castle gates with likely the largest number of adults dressed in costume that your child has ever seen. Forgot your costume? No problem. You can grab a flower wreath, sword, or a full jester ensemble at every turn. There are plenty of games for young kids like “Drench a Wench” (dunk tank), Crossbow (totally safe), and Rat Toss, an enormous ship that serves as a playground. In addition, there is a climbing wall for the older kids, an exciting long and wavy slide, and a variety of shows that can captivate even the most ardent skeptics. The live jousting and bagpipe music are particularly special treats so make sure to plan your schedule to not miss! The festival itself is spread out over a 27 acre village in the forest so you will get your steps in for the day! Strollers are allowed, but keep in mind that the terrain is not the smoothest to navigate and on a nice day, it can feel packed. Come hungry and enjoy the iconic smoked turkey leg, lots of things on a stick (steak, cheesecake, fried mac & cheese), wraps, chicken tenders, and a host of sweet treats. Plenty of mead and beer to go around too! All ticket sales are online only and nice days will sell out so plan ahead!
Adult tickets are $28, and children (7-15) are $13 and (under 7) are free.
Hours are 10:00am-7:00pm, weekend through October 24, 2021.
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