Alabama's Official RenFaire
WE SHALL GATHER AGAIN
OCTOBER 28-29, 2023
Video Courtesy of Southeastern RenFaire YouTube Channel and Crossland Studios
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2023 Poster Contest Entries are Due Friday, May 26, 2023 by 4 p.m.
I wanted the poster design to reflect as much of the local Shoals area culture as possible. Since it is the Renaissance Faire I chose to use a medieval-stylized version of our city's Renaissance Tower as the foundation for the layout, with a handful of fleur-de-lis* symbols (the ubiquitous emblem of Florence) adorning the spaces between the windows. Within the tower's windows are five characters. The far left (guitarist...or lutist), center (singer), and far right (horn player) characters represent the musical legacy of the Shoals, from the recording studios to the W.C. Handy Festival. The center left figure (artist) represents the arts culture of our area, such as the Arts Alive festival, as he attempts to paint a great blue heron (another local native) as it flies by. Finally, the center right figure (angler) represents the vibrant angling culture of our area. He must be a bass angler because he appears distressed over his catch..."Alas, a catfish!" Taylor Smith, artist
*the symbol of Florence is the Giglio aka Italian "fleur de lis"
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Free Admission & Free Street Parking
We sold out of 2022 Tunics (T-Shirts) at the Alabama Renaissance Faire but have made them available in our online store! Check our store for frequent discounts and promotions!
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Alabama Renaissance Feast
October 21, 2023
Florence, AL 35630
State of Alabama
House of Representatives
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA Resolution
By Representative Starkey
DESIGNATING THE ANNUAL "FAIRE" IN FLORENCE AS ALABAMA'S
OFFICIAL RENAISSANCE FAIRE
WHEREAS, throughout October 1987, the first Renaissance Month was observed in Florence, Alabama, culminating in a two-day Renaissance Faire, an event so favorably received and so successful as to be accorded the Pride of the Shoals award by the Northwest Council of Local Government and WOWL-Television; and
WHEREAS, in view of the Faire's enthusiastic reception, it is now planned as an annual event, and it is entirely logical and fitting that ite permanent site remain in Florence, Alabama, which was named for Florence, Italy, the founding city of the Renaissance movement in Europe during the 14th Century; and
WHEREAS, the Location of the Renaissance Faire in Florence would also serve the desirable establishment of a new and viable tourist attraction in that area of our state as a complement to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That the annual Renaissance Faire in Florence, Alabama, is hereby named and designated as the official Renaissance Faire in the State of Alabama, and said city is now and shall remain as the permanent location of this event.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the GREAT SEAL of the State of Alabama to be affixed by the Secretary of State at the Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this the 4th day of February, 1988.
Guy Hunt Glen Browder
Governor Secretary of State
Why are we The Alabama Renaissance Faire
instead of Alabama Renaissance Faire?
Why are we the Official Renaissance Faire in Alabama?
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Founded in 1987, we are the official faire of Alabama by legislative decree. Our mission is to educate about the Medieval and Renaissance Eras through entertainment. Our timeline is 1100-1650, with the focus on 1330-1550. While the theme and monarchs change each year, everyone is welcome -- including Vikings, pirates, fairies, trolls, and dragons!
We are held in a handicapped-accessible public park in the middle of downtown Florence, AL.
Our admission and parking are free.
Saturday Hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday Hours: 12 pm - 6 pm