Welcome to my Renaissance Faire blog.

•January 26, 2010 • 4 Comments

This blog is an addition to Renaissance Faire Pictorial.com. The site focuses on my visits to Renaissance Festivals and events in the south eastern USA. I post pictures, links, and information on faires in TN, Ky, Al, and Ga. In addition I have calendars for Renaissance, pirate, and fairy festivals. I do not list them all, there are several sites that do that. For information on others faires visit Faire Folk or Renaissance Festival.com.
I will use the blog to post festival news, audition notices, site update notices and more. Early each month I list the events for the coming month. Please drop in a comment, rate a post, or use the share this blog link to the right.

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Nashville Parents TN Ren Fest Ticket contest

•April 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Win TNRF tickets from Nashville Parents Magazine

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival returns every weekend in May, and we are giving away several family four-packs of tickets (good for May 3 and 4 only). Register here by Friday, April 25 for a chance to win. Good luck!

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Happy Tartan Day

•April 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

LEGO Bagpiper celebrates Tartan day

Happy Tartan day. Faire season has begun. My local faire starts in less than a month. I’m looking forward to it. The Bag piper minifig is from LEGO series 7 mini fig collection. If you like toy photography visit my other blog.

I know Nothing shirt

•April 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

“I Know Nothing” features Jon Snow at the Springfield elementary blackboard is on shirt punch Tv.

At  ShirtPunch.TV April 6th 2014 for $10.

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ShirtPunch is an affiliate site and purchasing the shirts via the links on this site helps supports renaissancefairepictorial.

Festival Calendar * April 2014

•April 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I run a Festival Calendar on my site with general information on the festivals in the southern United States. I include other interesting festivals from across the U.S. As part of the blog I will make a post of what festivals run each month. Faires are usually Weekend only events some faires will open for holiday weekends. Check my calendar or the festival web site for more details. I also have calendars for mutigenre Conventions, fairy and pirate festivals.

April 2014 Events

April 6 is National Tartan Day

April 19 – June 8 2014
The Georgia Renaissance Festival
Fairburn, Ga

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Conventions

April 11-13 2014
Conglomeration
Louisville, KY

April 4-6 2014
Cyphacon.com
Lake Charles, LA 70601

April 18-20 2014
MTAC
Murfreesboro, TN

April 2014 25-27 2014
TrexTrax Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga

Fairy Festivals

April 22-23 2014
Spring Fairie Festival
Auburn, WA

April 26-27 2014
Festival of Legends
Chapel Hill, NC

Continuing from March

March 1 – April 27 2014
Four Winds Renaissance Faire
Tyler, Texas

This calendar lists faires and festivals from the south east US. For information on others faires visit Renaissance Festival. Information is as up to date as possible Please check Official sites for more details.

Festival Calendar * March 2014

•March 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

March 2014 Events

March 1-2 2014

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
Pensacola, Florida
Jousters from Full Metal Jousting on the History channel.

March 1 – April 27 2014
Four Winds Renaissance Faire
Tyler, Texas

Mar 9 2014
Spring Avalon Faery Ball
Glastonbury Town Hall

Mar 8-9 2014
Spring Avalon Faery Fayre
Glastonbury Town Hall

March 21-23 2014
MidSouth Con
Memphis, TN

Continuing from February

Feb 8 – March 16, 2014 Wo + Presidents’ Day)
Florida Renaissance Festival
Deerfield Beach, FL

Feb 22- April 6 2014 plus Friday April 4
Bay Area Ren Fest
Tampa, FL

This calendar lists faires and festivals from the south east US. For information on others faires visit Faire Folk or Renaissance Festival. Information is as up to date as possible Please check Official sites for more details.

Winners of the 9th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards Announced

•March 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Renaissance Festival Awards have been announced. The Awards were created by the Renaissance Festival Podcast and were sponsored by Renaissance Magazine, Marc Gunn Celtic Invasion Vacation 4)(Wales in 201 and The Renaissance Festival Podcast Minions. There were 22 competitive categories in 2013, including best Festival, best stage show, Best Jousting troupe and more.  Congratulations to all the winners.

Is your favorite on the list? If not be sure to vote this fall when the 2014 voting period is open.

See the full list of winner on Renaissance Festival Music site, Winners of the 9th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards

Saturday! Auditions for the 2014 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•February 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Auditions for the 2014 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Auditions start at 10am sharp

Preregister: Preregister here Auditionees, sign in early and be able to socialize with our old friends or meet new ones on Audition day morning.  Auditions start at 10:00AM. Audition day is Saturday February 8

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Where:  Smyrna Bowling Center, 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN. 37167. Please look for audition signs for parking and entrance into the Smyrna Bowling Center.

Format:
Open Call – February 8th, 2014
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is casting for its 2014 Festival. Actors will portray the townsfolk and nobility of Covington Glen, a 16th Century English Village. The Festival invites actors (18 years or older) of all types and experience levels to our Open Call on February 8th, 2014. Please dress comfortably and come prepared to move. Actors will be asked to participate in improvisational exercises and anyone wishing to demonstrate specific skills (character or theatrical monologue, singing or period musical instrument, stage combat, or other skills) may do so, though this is not required.

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• We are looking for Peasants, Nobility, and Fairies.
• Rehearsals are every Saturday and Sunday starting the last weekend of March through April. There will be additional rehearsals in February and March for fairies, stage combatants, and the Shakespeare cast. In addition, we will have specialty rehearsals as needed during the weeks leading up to the festival.
Please consider the time commitments needed for these more demanding roles prior to agreeing to you casting.
• Rehearsals will cover: guidelines on how to build a period-looking costume, character development, interactive and improvisational theatre, and language and dialect skills.
• Performance Dates are: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and Memorial Day Monday May 26th, 2014. Festival hours are 10am to 6pm; call time for some performers is as early as 8am.

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Event dates: Weekends in may plus Memorial Day

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Entertainment Director, David Temple, at entertainment@tnrenfest.com

 
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