Travel back to 16th Century England at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival every weekend in May.

At the Renaissance Festival, the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of games of skill and man-powered rides.

The Renaissance Festival takes place every weekend in May: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25 plus Memorial Day, May 25th. The festival is open 10a-6pm on these days.

A great discount is available for opening weekend (May 2-3): With the purchase of two regularly-priced adult tickets, two grandparents and all children age 12 and under will receive free admission!


-Enjoy a tour of Castle Gwynn, a full size replica of a twelfth century border castle
-See the RoseDan-Freeman Weaponry Collection
-See the Imogene Stones’ Tapestry Collection
-Enjoy free Children’s Events, including Children’s Knighting Ceremonies, visit from Robin Hood and Maid Marian & children’s arts & crafts

Off Highway 96 between the towns of Franklin and Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival is easily accessible from I-24, I-65, and I-840, just 25 miles south of Nashville. The festival address is 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington, TN, 37014.

Check out an interview we did with Castle Gwynn owner Mike Freeman last year.

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