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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Final Weekend Of The Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•May 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

It’s the final weekend of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. I have missed most or the Festival this year due to work or sickness. I will be there this weekend but may not be there all day.

Here are a couple of pics from the opening weekend. These are a couple of the don’t miss shows, the Joust and Robin Hood.

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Will you be at the Festival? What are you looking forward to seeing?

Help the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

•March 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

This is an email from the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Parts of  the festival site were flooded and they are planing clean up events.

Rescue the Renfest

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the recent flooding. Homes were lost, property damaged, and lives disrupted. But we know that the strength, determined nature and positive attitudes of the people of this region will get us all through this setback.

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival was also affected. The Tangipahoa crested at 25.52 feet: the third highest level in 100 years.  At the LARF site, most of the permanent buildings are partially or completely under water.  Until the water goes down, it will be hard to tell what other damage has been done; however, we expect to face repairs to our electrical lines, plumbing and pathways, in addition to plenty of general cleanup.  We’ve closed access to the grounds until March 18.

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival will be back!
And we can use your help! 

We’ve planned TWO “Rescue the Renfest” cleanup Saturdays –March 26 and April 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days – and we need volunteers. No special skills needed, but if you have them, wear gloves and footwear appropriate for messy, outside work. Feel free to bring hand tools: rake, shovel, pitchfork or wheelbarrow, if you have them. If you have a flat trailer, that would help us haul off debris.

We have event pages set up on Facebook – please click the “Going” button if you are attending, so we can plan accordingly.

Help on March 26
Help on April 2

2015 Alabama Renaissance Faire

•October 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The 2015 Alabama Renaissance Faire started today. It started off a bit wet but eventually the rain stopped. The faire continues at noon tomorrow.

 

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First Weekend of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•May 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Just a couple pics from Sunday at Tennessee Renaissance Festival.

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Reminder: Auditions for the 2015 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•February 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Auditions for the 2015 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015 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. Pre-registration closes at noon on Friday 13th of February. Doors open at 9:30AM.  Auditions start at 10:00AM. Audition day is Saturday February 14.

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Where: Location for the cast auditions: Smyrna Bowling Center, 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN. 37167. Please look for audition signs for parking and entrance into the Smyrna Bowling. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the bowling alley.

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Format:
Open Call – February 14th, 2015
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is casting for its 2015 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 14th, 2015. 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.tnren_2014_034

 

• We are looking for Peasants, Nobility, and Fairies; some cast members may also be in our  Queen’s Comedy Show.
• 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 Queens Comedy Show. In addition, we will have specialty rehearsals as needed during the weeks leading up to the festival.
•If you are interested in the Queens Comedy Show please have a monologue no longer than 1:30 prepared.
•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 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and Memorial Day Monday May 25th, 2015. 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

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

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Lord of The Rings tees at Tee fury

•January 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Teefury: Limited Edition $11 tees! Available January 27. Speak Friend and Enter by ddjvigo and Halfling and Wizard by Cooljohnny .

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Lord of the rings tee shirts
 

If you like these shirts remember to use the links in this post. Tee-fury is an affiliate site. Sales made through these links help support this site. Teefury: Limited Edition $11 tees!

Auditions for the 2015 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•January 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Auditions for the 2015 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015 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. Pre-registration closes at noon on Friday 13th of February. Doors open at 9:30AM.  Auditions start at 10:00AM. Audition day is Saturday February 14.

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Where: Location for the cast auditions: Smyrna Bowling Center, 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN. 37167. Please look for audition signs for parking and entrance into the Smyrna Bowling. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the bowling alley.

header_19_2012_076.jpg

Format:
Open Call – February 14th, 2015
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is casting for its 2015 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 14th, 2015. 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.tnren_2014_034

 

• We are looking for Peasants, Nobility, and Fairies; some cast members may also be in our  Queen’s Comedy Show.
• 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 Queens Comedy Show. In addition, we will have specialty rehearsals as needed during the weeks leading up to the festival.
•If you are interested in the Queens Comedy Show please have a monologue no longer than 1:30 prepared.
•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 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and Memorial Day Monday May 25th, 2015. 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

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

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