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Renaissance Faire

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Step back in time this weekend at a Renaissance Faire

Aug. 20-21 is your last chance to for family time in Merry Olde England (actually Bonney Lake)

Step back – way back – in time to find yourselves in ye old Towne of Merriwick, England.

It’s a magical place where knights joust, jesters roam the paths, blacksmiths, potters, seamstresses and weavers practice their ancient crafts, and storytellers are the teachers.

In other words, get ready for a whole lot of family fun and adventure at the always colorful, sometimes chaotic, always entertainment-packed 2022 Midsummer Renaissance Faire just outside of Bonney Lake.

The fun takes place over three weekends in August each year. This year’s sessions were schedyled for Aug. 6-7, Aug. 13-14 and Aug. 20-21. The “Towne of Merriwick” is  at 19401 Sumner-Buckley Highway.

For the best time, dress up as your favorite fairytale characters today to become active participants in the theme, “Fairytales & Fantasy Adventures.” Here’s the story behind it: Merriwick, a land far, far away, was once ruled by a beautiful and strong queen. The queen loved the fairytales she heard as a child so much that when she ascended the throne she was determined to bring those characters to life. So once a year she presides over a townwide festival, celebrating storytellers and the characters they carry with them.

The annual tradition continues as all the peoples from all kingdoms (including the members of your family) are invited to the festivities. In this town you’ll find dancers, singers, short plays, puppeteers, raptor demonstrations and a lot more, most demonstrated or enacted with as much historical accuracy as possible.

Get ready to hear timeless tales of heroism, mystery, magic and more. Don’t have a favorite fairytale character? No problem, come just as you are. All ages are welcome, kids are free.

Learn more about this and other upcoming renaissance weekends.


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