Dress as royalty, fairies, pirates and peasants while you enjoy live entertainment, shopping, art, games and a feast fit for a king. The Summerville Renaissance Festival will return Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Admission is free.
Festival goers can look forward to pageantry, arts, music, dancing, artisans, theater, food and more. Renaissance performers from Georgia and Tennessee will be on hand to give festival goers a magical experience on five different stage areas.
The festival will open with an official welcome from “King Henry” at 10 a.m. on the front deck of the Summerville Depot. Cast members from The Rome Shakespeare Festival, Russell Evans, Payton Cambell and Brendon Earp will perform a sword fight in the street immediately following. Live musical entertainment and special acts are scheduled throughout the entire day.
Traditional Renaissance foods, such as turkey legs and jerky will be ready to tempt the taste buds of those attending. There will be endless photo opportunities and fun for all ages.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train is scheduled to arrive at the depot at 12:45 p.m. and the North Georgia Cruisers will host a Cruise –In from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
A traditional “Pub Sing” will be held from 5-6:00 p.m. to close out the festival inside the Summerville Depot, better known as “The Pub.” Carriage rides by Once Upon a Carriage will be available for downtown rides from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
To continue the evening, The Rome Shakespeare Festival will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at the Tooga/Dandee Denson Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.