carolina renaissance festival

Renaissance Festival headlines host of events as calendar turns to October

HUNTERSVILLE – The Carolina Renaissance Festival is back for its 28th year on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 21. The event, covering 20 acres near the intersection of N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville, offers visitors a trip back to a fictional 16th century village featuring entertainment, food, beverages, rides, a marketplace with 140 merchandise shops […]

Job fairs a prelude to Renaissance return

HUNTERSVILLE – A robust and pleasantly rowdy regional rite of fall is set to return this October, but now’s the time to act for those interested in some out-of-the-ordinary seasonal work opportunities. The annual Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace will renew its run of weekend adventures Oct. 2 through Nov. 21 on its traditional stomping grounds off Poplar Tent […]

Taste a home-brewed Huntersville beer at the Renaissance Festival

1. Ren fest rewards local brewers One of the special events of the Carolina Renaissance Festival is BrewFest Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. Each year, the festival awards the Gambrinus Cup for best home-brewed beer, typically coming from a Charlotte-area resident, at the U.S. Open Homebrew Competition. Nationally certified judges reviewed 435 entries from across the region July 20 […]