Huzzah! The Georgia Renaissance Festival celebrates 30 years of merrymaking

Time is a’fleeting, and only two weeks remain in the 30th Anniversary season of the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn.

 

“We’ve really stepped up the entertainment…just added so many new things,” said Marketing Director Robin Moon. “We’re getting a lot of people who haven’t been here before, or haven’t been here for a long time; And we find that they’re even coming back a second or third time this season.”

 

There are many new acts to commemorate the anniversary, so even the avid festivalgoer can expect to have a different experience than ever before.

 

“We’re getting a lot of people who haven’t been here before, or haven’t been here for a long time,”  Moon explained. “So they’re coming back…we find that they’re even coming back a second or third time this season.”

 

The most notable of the new entertainment is joust production Equus Maximus, whose Georgia Renaissance Festival debut is also the only stop in the United States on their 2015 tour. The group brings a very special new show to the stable, with staged combat, chariot races, and acrobatic stunt and trick riding.

 

Back for their 15th year is one of the staple acts of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, The Tortuga Twins.

 

The troupe of three, which includes Ronn Bauman (“Scaramouche Tortuga”), Riki Robinson (“Raphael Tortuga”) and Jef Hall (“D’Angelo Tortuga”), has been together for 28 years.

 

“Tortuga Twins”, as the group name, not the group members, is “not so much ironic, it’s iconic,” according to member Riki Robinson.

 

“There aren’t really three of us, only two…”, Ronn Bauman added. “You’re just really, really drunk.”

 

Also new this year is Ichabod Wainwright’s 30-foot tall “Wheel of Death”, Lady Gail Mirabella’s “Dynamo Dogs”, fire-juggling Magician Geoff Marsh’s “Fire Circus”, plus two new music/comedy troupes: “Wolgemut” and “The Pyrates Royale“.

 

Make haste, Good Lords and Ladies, because there is much ado about something in Fairburn this year.

 

“You’ll never get another chance to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with us,” Moon said. “So come out and have a good time!”

 


 

 

 The final weekends of the Georgia Renaissance Festival are May 30 – 31 and June 6 – 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Purchase your tickets online here.

 

 

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