Every spring, the Village of Covington Glen outside Nashville becomes a bustling Renaissance scene. At the center is Castle Gwynn, a full-size replica of a 12th century Welsh border castle, built in the 80s with two five-story towers. Here, the year is 1566 and artisans and performers have come to impress Queen Elizabeth.
In addition to tours of the castle, visitors can enjoy stages of entertainment and roving musicians, more than 60 artisans, jousting tournaments, human chess matches and camel rides.
Kids’ activities also include a children's knighting ceremony, costume contest, arts and crafts area, and an interactive stage performance with Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
The annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival, recently voted one of the top 10 family-friendly renaissance fairs in the country by Family Vacation Critic, takes place every weekend in May and Memorial Day.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free.
Nashville's News 2 is giving you several chances to win tickets to the festival. Watch News 2 This Morning from April 21-23 and like us on Facebook for a giveaway April 24-30.
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|Located 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.
2124 New Castle Road
Arrington, TN 37014