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Phil & Mel In The Morning

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Mermaids and fairies and bread bowls, oh my! The Carolina Renaissance Festival is nearing the end of its epic 25th anniversary season. November 17th-18th is the last weekend, or “Final Huzzah,” for 2018.

Mel and I got in on the fun during “Time Travelers Weekend.” Our first stop was the costume shop where we were given proper Ren Fest attire. That’s the only time I’ll ever be able to get away with calling Mel a wench.

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Once we were dressed to look more like real citizens of Fairhaven, we toured the festival grounds and met a variety of fun characters along the way, including a bawdy pirate who had his eye on Mel. We were even able to watch the afternoon joust from the Queen’s royal grandstand. It went a little something like this:

We had a great time! Don’t miss your last chance to chomp a turkey leg before Turkey Day. The Carolina Renaissance Festival will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM this Saturday and Sunday.

Donate canned foods at the Festival Entrance and you’ll save $15 by receiving a complimentary child’s (age 5-12) admission. Kids under 5 and parking are always FREE. One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more for families in need. Click here for directions and more information.

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