Travel back to 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled 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 the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered Rides. Come join us at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
Directions to the event site are at this link.
May 4 – 5: Opening with our Community Appreciation Weekend
Hot n’ salty pretzels, right off the stick Bring the family and celebrate the opening of our 2019 festival and our 34th Year!
With the purchase of two regularly-priced adult tickets, two grandparents and all children in your family age 12 and under will receive free admission, this weekend only. This discount is only available at our Festival Ticket Office on May 4th and 5th, 2019, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
May 11 – 12: 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.
Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day – bring your camera and make it a day that Mom will always remember.
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 11th and Sunday, May 12, 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 all-natural materials and on a portable, sturdy base for table display. The habitat or house can be anything you wish (as long as it’s family-appropriate). Please make sure your name and phone number are clearly labeled.
Detailed information will be posted as you enter the festival, including where to drop your habitat off.
Contest is open to two age groups: 4-14 years and 15 years and up.
May 18 – 19: 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 May 18th and May 19th. Contest location and time will be posted at our Information/T-Shirt Booth (the first tent as you enter the festival).
May 25 – 26 – 27: 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! Wee bairns, lads and lasses, get ready to “Count the Freckles” in the Children’s Area. Listen and hum along as Celtic melodies echo through our forest glen.