The Highland Renaissance Festival is a renaissance themed event that take’s place in Eminence, Kentucky. All though it only take’s place a couple of time’s each year, whenever it open’s, people come from all over the state.
The Highland Renaissance Festival is in a perfect location. As you arrive to the site you are surrounded by beautiful tree’s. You then follow a beautiful woodland trail to the festival. The festival is held in a very rural part of Kentucky, so there is no sight of modern day architecture near the festival. You will actually feel like you have gone back in time, to the renaissance era. You will begin to feel like you are a member of a small renaissance town. Whether you are a peasant, or royalty is your choice, literally.
As you enter the festival you will hear bag pipe’s, and an assortment of relaxing Celtic music. You will also see people walking around dressed as peasants, gesture’s, king’s, queen’s, and even pirate’s. There are also many people who just dress casually, you do not have to wear a costume. However, if you decide you want to dress up, there are several booth’s that offer renaissance clothing.
There are many different booth’s through out the festival. All of the Booth’s are Celtic related. These booth’s carry figurine’s, clothing, jewelry, candle’s, renaissance weaponry, and much more. They also have food to snack on. All though the food is nothing special, it is something to snack on if you get hungry.
There are several different type’s of show’s that go on at the festival. There are jousting show’s, mud show’s, gypsy circus’s, archery contest’s, tribal circus’s, magic show’s, pirate show’s, and live music. My favorite is the jousting show. Jousting is when two knight’s ride directly towards each other on a horse, while carrying a lance. They then attempt to knock each other off of the horse with the lance. All though the jousting show at the festival is not real, because of how dangerous it is, It looks very real. The actor’s in the jousting show really put on an excellent show.
The Highland Renaissance Festival is located in Eminence, Kentucky. Eminence, Kentucky is about 40 minute’s away from downtown Louisville. It is a very beautiful, and rural area. Ticket’s to the festival cost $13.00 for adult’s, and $6.00 for children. The festival only take’s place a couple of time’s each year, but each time it open’s it is open for a week or more.
I love the Highland Renaissance Festival, each time I go I have a lot of fun. The Festival is also great for children, since there are several different children’s attraction’s on site. I would definitely recommend going to this excellent festival. Out of a 1- 10, I would give it an easy 10.