The 2nd Annual West Virginia Renaissance Festival presented by the Hanlon-Lees Action Theater and Hollow Hills Farm will be Saturday and Sunday June 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 from 11am-8pm near Lewisburg.
Acts to check out include Jousting Knights and Steeds three times a day, comedy acts Washing Well Wenches and Hey Nunnie Nunnie, stage productions Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales and Theatre of Fools, wooden Wheel of Death, swordfighting duelists, a giant walking tree with a face, fire whips and knife juggling, Mermaid Montara, rope-walking Spaghetti Juggler, magician Isaac Fawlkes, jugglers Gravity Check, birds of prey presentation Knightwings, and others.
There will be music provided by Patrick O’Flaherty (Gaelic music), Sybling Ryvalrie (fiddlers), Celtic Mayhem, Gypsy Guerilla Band (international music), and the Reelin’ Rogues (Celtic music).
Food to eat and snack on includes kettle corn, turkey legs, scotch eggs, chocolate dipped bananas, crepes, grilled meats, cider, mead, bear, wine, cotton candy, and plenty else to try.
Artisans and crafters from local and a far will be on sight selling their wares and creations. Examples include iron work, gold and silver jewelry, sculpted dragons, teas, soaps, tapestries, walking sticks, etched glass, scrolls, costumes, swords, bows, bird call flutes, wands, flowers, henna, caricatures, face painting, and other hand made creations. Plus there will be live glass blowing and archery demonstrations.
Games and activities will be set up to play including elephant, camel, and unicorn rides; archery, ax and knife throwing, catapulting frogs, castle escape room, maze, tests of strength, tomato torment, Jacob’s ladder, mug slide, dueling buckets, and more.
The festival has themed weekends. The first weekend is (June 8-9) Warriors Weekend with free admission for active and retired military and first responders with a contest for warrior costumes. June 15-16 is Pirates Landing and June 22-23 Celtic Midsummer with a kilt contest.
Tickets are available on site for $16 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for those under 6. Save two dollars by ordering in advance.