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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

please click here.

For the 2023 Vendor List click here.

See Featured Performer list here. Updates are coming!

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.

Feat Tickets are available in October!

Click here for details!

Congratulations to Aaron Schmittou, the winner of the

2023 Alabama Renaissance Faire poster contest!

 

Aaron received $500 for his design which will appear on

our t-shirts and souvenir items.

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Please note the unique details that make this poster an ideal representation of the Alabama Renaissance Faire:

The Italian Giglio (not the French fleur de lis), our official symbol

The fountain in Wilson Park, which is the center of our Alabama Renaissance Faire

The dates of the Faire, October 28 & 29, 2023, in both Arabic numbers and Roman numerals

Alabama’s state bird – the Flicker

The fish – the popularity of bass fishing in the Tennessee River

O’Neal Bridge, the gateway to downtown Florence, AL.

The tall light in the harbor in McFarland Park

The snail (Google to learn the fascinating symbolism of the snail in Medieval art.)

The eye-catching overall design – a stained glass window

 Alabama Renaissance Feast 

October 21, 2023

7 p.m.

Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum

Veteran's Drive

Florence, AL 35630

 Click Here for Details

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WE SHALL GATHER AGAIN 

OCTOBER 28-29, 2023

Video Courtesy of Southeastern RenFaire YouTube Channel and Crossland Studios

Faire Hours:

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

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!

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

instead of Alabama Renaissance Faire?

Why are we the Official Renaissance Faire in Alabama? 

Please continue to visit our website for updates and to follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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ARF Heraldry

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!

Click here to learn more:

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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