Family Friendly Events in Middle Tennessee
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Tennessee Renaissance Festival
May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022
One event on May 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear Renaissance musicians and merrymakers voices echo through the trees. Welcome all to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
2022 Running Dates:
May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, plus Memorial Day May 30!
Hours: 10am – 6:00pm
Free parking, and free admission for children 5 and under!
Please note that the Tennessee Renaissance Festival
accepts cash only for Food, Beverages, Rides, Games, and some Souvenirs.
Order your tickets online:
Admission tickets are now available for order online – buy online and you can skip the lines!
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. The festival address is 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington, TN, 37014
For additional help, we’ve provided a map with directions to the faire.
- No alcohol or drugs are permitted. Williamson County Government does not coordinate the selling of or serving of alcohol at county events
- Pets are not allowed at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival
- Cash will be required to purchase Food, Beverages, and Souvenirs
- Patrons – including children – bringing or buying swords at the festival must have the sword sheathed and peace-tied with a cable tie at all times, for safety reasons. Please have your sword peace-tied with a cable tie when you arrive, for inspection at the entrance. Arrows must have tips removed. The festival reserves the right to refuse any weapon that is not properly peace-tied or otherwise deemed to be unsafe
Please read the Rules of the Realm for more detailed information.
2022 Festival Weekend Events
Celebrating Our 36th Year of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
May 7 – 8: Opening Weekend
Bring the family and celebrate the opening of our 2022 festival and our 36th Year!
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special and entertaining outing for Mom.
May 14 – 15: Artisan and Crafts Weekend
Travel through our marketplace for treasures and unique handcrafted items from around the globe. See demonstrations of talented artisans crafting their wares. Check out the Artisans & Activities page for a full list of all our artisan shops.
Fairy House / Hobbit Habitat Contest
To encourage creativity and the arts this year we are hosting a Fairy House / Hobbit Habitat Contest. On Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th the contest will be held and the winners will be determined each day (time and location to be announced). All Fairy Houses and Hobbit Habitats must be constructed of natural materials and on a portable, sturdy base for table display. The habitat or house can be anything you wish (it must be family-appropriate). Please ensure your name and phone number are clearly labeled on your house.
Information will be posted as you enter the festival, along with the location of the Fairy Garden. Click here to to register for the Fairy House / Hobbit Habitat competition.
Contest is open to two age groups: 4-14 years and 15 years and up.
May 21 – 22: Pirate Invasion Weekend
Huzzah! The hills are swarming with rascals and rogues as a crew of scuvry pirates invade our shire of Covington Glen. See the swashbuckling and sword-brandishing of pirates galore. Young Rascals and Pirates aged 12 and under can participate in the Children’s Pirate Costume Contest on both days of Pirate Invasion Weekend.
Click here to register for the Children’s Pirate Costume Contest.
May 28 – 29 – 30: Celtic Weekend
Join us as we add a Celtic flair to the Faire. Enjoy the fun as we honor those early Britons – men, wear your kilts!