LEHI, UTAH – August 28, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Food, fun, shopping, entertainment and jousting are featured at this year’s Renaissance Faire being held at Thanksgiving Point both Friday and Saturday, August 28-29.
Entertainment comes in various forms at the faire ranging from renaissance era singing groups, harpists, a birds of prey showcase, gypsy dancing, magicians, jugglers and much more.
Traditional Renaissance grub is served alongside dozens of vendors showcasing toys, costumes, trinkets and more.
Charlie Andrews, Utah’s Own Knight in Shining Armor and his Knights of Mayhem troupe are spending the majority of the day entertaining crowds with various jousting events before their main events both nights at 6 p.m.
Robert Stephenson, a guardsman for the “House of Tudor,” where various Kings and Queens including King Henry and Queen Elizabeth are represented by different actors, said they are active in participating in any events that is requested of them. “There is so much to do here, including the Knights, a lot of shops and food and you can learn a lot about this time in history,” said Stephenson.
The Grassroots Shakespeare Company, a theater company that explores the original staging practices and methods of the Elizabethan theater, are performing an educational version of Richard the II at the Grassroots Shakespeare stage.
The festival opens at 10 a.m. and both days are filled with shopping, faire food and entertainment until 7 p.m. For tickets to the event you can go to their website Utahrenfaire.com. Evening performances of Richard II are free to the public at 7 p.m.
The annual King of Feasts starts at 7 p.m.Tickets to this event are not available as the event has been sold out.