Theme Weekends
Themes and events subject to change!

Royal Pet & Ale Fest
August 22 & 23
  • Pet Festival
  • Pet Entertainment
  • Cutest Dog Costume Contest • 1:30pm
  • Fairy House Competition Voting
  • Micro Brew Tasting

Highland Fling
August 29 & 30
  • Highland Heavy Games
  • Junior Caber Toss
  • Celtic Village
  • Men in Kilts Contest
  • Highland Dancers
  • Micro Brew Tasting

High Seas Adventure
September 5, 6 & 7
  • Beard Competition • 3pm
  • Tattoo Competition • 2:15pm
  • Trader's Port
  • Biker Discount
  • Perfect Pirate Contest
  • Swab the Deck
  • Beer Tasting

Wonders of the World
September 12 & 13
  • Belly Dance Championships
  • World Market
  • Steampunk Invasion
  • Steampunk Costume Contest
  • Armwrestling Competition
  • Wine Tasting

Shamrocks & Shenanigans
September 19 & 20
  • Highland Heavy Games
  • Junior Caber Toss
  • Celtic Village
  • Men in Kilts Contest
  • Irish Dancers
  • Wine Tasting

Harvest Huzzah
September 26 & 27
  • BBQ Festival
  • BBQ Competition • Sunday only • Free samples!
  • Pie Wars • Sunday only
  • Harvest Market
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  • Archery Competition
  • Deaf Awareness Weekend
  • Wine Tasting

Festival Friday
October 2
  • School Day
  • After Hours Masquerade Ball
  • Ladies Shopping Day
  • FREE Admission for Military!

Sweet Endings
October 3 & 4
  • Chocolate Festival • FREE Samples!
  • Cupcake Crusade • Noon • Sat. Recreational • Sun. Professional
  • Fencing Competition • Duel of the Reaml!
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  • Wine Tasting

The Michigan Renaissance Festival is open Weekends & Labor Day • August 22 - October 4, 2015
PLUS Friday, Oct. 2!
10am - 7pm • Rain or Shine!

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Outside Food & Beverage Policy:
The Michigan Renaissance Festival does NOT allow outside food or beverages through our gates unless the food is a medical necessity such as infant formula/baby food. (The Festival will allow one unopened bottle of water per person to be brought through the front gate.) All flasks must be empty before entering the Festival gates! You may bring a cooler to leave in your car if you wish. If you choose to do so it must remain in your car. Patrons are welcome to leave through our gates, receive a hand stamp, return to their car and reenter through our gates later during the same day. Please note: all bags are inspected at the front gate! (This is for our employee's and patron's safety!) If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Film/Photo Rights:
All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the marketing department is strictly prohibited. Any cameras with lenses over 12 inches must have prior approval from the marketing department to shoot photos on the Michigan Renaissance Festival grounds. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Weapons Policy:
The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time. Must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Clothing Policy:
All patrons must arrive and remain fully clothed, including shirts and shoes. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Smoking Policy:
Patrons over 18 years old are permitted to smoke cigarettes in designated areas. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

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