2018 Festival Weekend Events - Celebrating Our 33rd Year of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
May 5 - 6: Opening with our Community Appreciation Weekend
Bring the family and celebrate the opening of our 2018 festival and our 33rd 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 5th and 6th, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
May 12 - 13: 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 13th is Mother's Day - bring your camera and make it a day that Mom will always remember.
During the Renaissance era it was customary and necessary to wear a headpiece - for protection, displays of virtue, or social status - head covering or hair adornments were a part of everyday life. Come thee to the festival adorned in your most favorite of headwear or hair adornments (or visit an artisan booth for a unique find) and participate in the Hair Adornment Contest on Sunday, May 13th. Contest time and location will be posted at our Information/Tshirt booth (first tent as you enter the festival).
Note: Due to popularity, we will have three age categories for this event.
May 19 - 20: 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 19th and May 20th. Contest location and time will be posted at our Information/T-Shirt Booth (the first tent as you enter the festival).
May 26 - 27 - 28: 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.