Renaissance Festival jousts its way to Northern Utah

September 10, 2013 by  

Cottonwood Heights area residents are invited to take a journey back in time by attending a fun-filled event in nearby Utah County.

At the end of September, the Utah Valley Renaissance Faire will be returning to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Printing companies may have been contacted to create posters and banners for this exciting two-day affair.

This will be the festival’s second year at this location. Attendees will enjoy live performances from several musical artists, including Bards and Nobles, Kirkmount, and the Glastonbury Duo. All of these acts will be singing songs and playing the sort of music that would have been heard in the British Isles between the 14th and 17th Centuries.

Those who arrive at the fair will also see members of the Knights of Mayhem engage in a series of jousting matches. This group is well-known for its athletic skill and has appeared at renaissance festivals throughout the western United States.

Visitors will be able to participate in a number of activities, including archery and sword-fighting demonstrations. In addition, they will have a chance to watch Shakespearean plays and buy Renaissance-era clothing and souvenirs. All of the performers and vendors participating in the festival will be dressed in historically accurate attire.

There will be a “Royal Feast” on both evenings of the event, complete with more period music and a five-course meal featuring foods commonly eaten during Renaissance times.

The Renaissance Faire is scheduled for Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at 3003 North Thanksgiving Point Way. It will run from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm on both days.