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Florida Renaissance Festival offers some 16th Century entertainment

Florida Renaissance Festival offers some 16th Century entertainment

Florida Renaissance Festival offers some 16th Century entertainment

Two knights engage in a jousting competition at the Florida Renaissance Festival.

A fairy tale’s spell is set to embark upon South Miami-Dade’s Cauley Square Historic Village when the Florida Renaissance Festival returns Mar. 30 to Apr. 14.

While entering the magical kingdom of the Florida Renaissance Festival, patrons will experience the “Days of Yore,” indulge in entertainment and fun from the renaissance period, satisfy their medieval palate with authentic food fare and drinks followed by rides, and games of skill and chance.

During the renaissance weekends, guests also will enjoy jousting tournaments by The Freelancers; sword fights by Buckle and Swash; widely popular high energy comedy stunt show Kamikaze Fireflies; magical illusions by Issac Fawlkes; Masala Gypsy Dancers; musical duo sensation Iron Hill Vagabonds; memorizing glassblowing demonstrations by Historical Glassworks, Royal Quest (interactive mystery and treasure hunt) and much more.

Back by popular demand, Predators Unlimited show — showcasing exotic animals such as tigers, lions, black bears, alligator and crocodiles, monkeys and snakes — is highly entertaining while delivering an important educational aspect of the Renaissance period in which the audience learns about each animal, its background, and its role during the 16th Century.

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the Florida Renaissance Festival include Warsteiner Beer and Coca Cola.

The Florida Renaissance Festival at Cauley Square Historic Village, US1 and SW 224th Street, will be open weekends beginning Mar. 30 until Apr. 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prices are $20 for adults and $7 for children (ages 6 to 11). Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $39 (valid all three weekends) and group ticket discounts also are offered.

The Florida Renaissance Festival is a 16th Century production featuring more than 100 costumed performers, eight stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world.

For more information visit: www.renfest.com. Find it on Facebook: Florida Renaissance Festival; Follow us on Twitter: FlaRenFest and Instagram/flarenfest. Download the new festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the medieval method, dial 1-800-3-REN-FES.

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