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Hail Fellows and Well Met!

The 2024 Alabama Renaissance Faire takes place in

Fair lords and ladies, peasants and nobles alike! Rejoice, for we announce a grand spectacle of entertainment at this splendid 38th Annual Alabama Renaissance Faire! Join us on October 26-27, 2024, at Fountaine-on-the-Green (Wilson Park) in downtown Florence, AL. Saturday hours: 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday hours: 12 pm - 6 pm. Admission is free!

 

Sword Fighting: Prepare to be dazzled by the chivalry and valor of our brave knights as they clash in thrilling battles using medieval weapons. Watch in awe as they prove their honor and prowess!

 

Minstrels and Troubadours: Our troubadours and minstrels shall serenade you with melodious tunes from lute and lyre, telling tales of love, valor, and adventure. Join in the merriment with songs and dances as we celebrate the joy of life!

 

Merry Maypole Dancing: The Maypole stands tall and awaits your presence. Grab a ribbon, join hands, and partake in the ancient tradition of Maypole dancing, weaving colorful patterns and celebrating the season of rebirth and fertility!

 

Artisans' Marketplace: Wander through the bustling marketplace, where skilled artisans and craftsmen display their wares. From handcrafted jewelry to finely wrought armor, you'll find treasures to adorn yourself and your home.

 

Fire-Dancing: Marvel at the daring feats of our fire-dancer as she mesmerizes you with a spectacle of daring and danger.

 

Mystics and Fortune Tellers: Seek guidance from the mystics and fortune tellers who occupy these hallowed grounds. Have your fortune read, or delve into the secrets of the arcane!

 

Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Contest: Children of all ages may find the rules at the Squire’s Play Yard. Prizes await the most splendid and imaginative seekers!

 

Feasting and Merriment: Satisfy your hunger by partaking in hearty fare, succulent meats, and other faire treats. Raise a tankard in a toast to good friends and great times.

 

This Renaissance Faire promises a day filled with merriment, wonder, and the spirit of ages past. Join us, one and all, as we step back in time to celebrate the beauty and splendor of the medieval and Renaissance eras!

Sir William of Lincolnshire. Royal Steward and Herald

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Alabama Renaissance Faire was founded in 1987 with the mission statement of educating about the Medieval and Renaissance Eras through entertainment. We remain committed to our mission statement. 

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about The Alabama Renaissance Faire,

please click here.

For information about Art, Sonnet, Photography, and Chess Contest, please click here.

For tips and tricks regarding costumes/garb, click here.

For Info regarding the annual lecture series, click here.

Feast Tickets are available in October!

Click here for details!

Video Courtesy of Southeastern RenFaire

Aerial photo of 2023 Alabama Renaissance Faire by Mark Holley

Faire Hours:

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Free Admission & Free Street Parking

For shirts, mugs, posters, and other Alabama Renaissance Faire memorabilia, please visit our online store! Check our store for frequent discounts and promotions!

Click here to visit the store.

ARF Official Renaissance Faire Proclamation

State of Alabama

House of Representatives

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA Resolution

HJR 24

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

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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!

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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 

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