The festival's hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Each year offers the finest entertainers and events this side of Sherwood Forest.
While the entertainment lineup of the 2024 Tennessee Renaissance Festival is being finalized, our 2023 list of entertainers is an example of the exciting performances planned.
Buckle and Swash - Comedy sword-fighting show! Where Captain Red and his first mate spin tales of pirates and their misadventures on the high sea. Come join the crew and become a part of pirate history. ARRRRRR...!
Demetrius & Darren - Demetrius and Darren of Empty Hats put their own special spin on music, to put a song in your heart.
Dragon's Breath Glassworks - Classes and live demonstrations by glassblowers based in Adairsville, Georgia.
Empty Hats - Unplugged...but Wired. This band of talented musicians comes to our village to amaze audiences with their high-energy Celtic music, both traditional and original.
Fae Folx - This travelling troupe of fairies will sing, dance and delight all.
Giacomo's Ballads - Giacomo of Empty Hats takes the stage by himself, to sing songs from heart. The beauty of love and romance.
Hob the Troll - A kid's show for grownups and a grownup show for kids, let's get weird with some silly instruments and embrace the wild and wonderful! A musical treat for everybody!
Jousting Freelancers, Inc. - The Free Lancers: Pure excitement and breathtaking action as armored Knights on horseback battle for supremacy on the Tournament Field. Three shows daily.
(Please Note: Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20).
Lady Ettie - Do not let her looks deceive you - Lady Ettie is the unquestioned expert in Renaissance fashion and etiquette - just ask her! Her shows will enlighten and amuse any audience. (Lady Ettie is performing on May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st only).
Mermaid POD - From the blue depths to the lush green enchanted forest, get ready for a great show from these fine finned friends.
Oops! Comedy Knife Throwing Show - Timon and Giacomo the Jester (of Empty Hats) join forces to hurl razor-sharp blades at each other, risking life and limb for the entertainment of their fans!
Paolo Garbanzo - Blending comedy and amazing juggling into a show of death-defying skill, Paolo's supremacy over the laws of physics is not to be challenged!
Queen Elizabeth I - Her Royal Highness Elizabeth Regina Gloriana graces us with her annual Royal Visit to our shire. God Save The Queen!
Rafferty the Piper - The sound of the Highland Pipes will fill the air of Covington Glen as Rafferty performs his unique piping skills.
Robin Hood - Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for magical storytelling, featuring audience members in starring roles. Heroes, villains, cheering, screaming, and hilarity ensue!
Royal Court - Meet The Queen's entourage as they accompany Her Majesty throughout the festival grounds.
The Bardbarians - Theatrical musical performers delighting the festival as they burst into song.
The Daring Horseman - The Daring Horseman astonishes audiences worldwide with fearless bareback riding, daring flips, and breathtaking acrobatic stunts. A champion in equestrian entertainment, he has garnered numerous awards for his unparalleled skill and showmanship. Prepare to be mesmerized by his gravity-defying performances that push the boundaries of horsemanship.
The Secret Commonwealth - Middle Tennessee's popular Celtic band with original and traditional music and styles of American and European Folk music.
Tom Timon - Experience the mesmerizing magic and sword swallowing of Tom Timon at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival's Trader's Gate Stage! Prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with mystery, enchantment, and uproarious laughter as Tom combines comedy and physical theater with his mesmerizing and classic sleight of hand!