The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire is back to take your family back to the 16th century.
Gregory Schmidt is president of Festival International talks with Local 4 News about its history in the QC and at Credit Island Park.
Schmidt calls the festival a three-ring circus with two musicals thrown in.
This is the first time that actual horseback tilt field professional acts, two living history encampments that provide an outdoor museum experience, a unique artisan merchant market with many goods for sale that can only be found at a renaissance faire, a food court, children’s activities and hands-on experiences like archery and knife-tossing.
You can get tickets at the gate. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids with children getting in free. There’s an active military discount, and the smart people will get a two-day pass at $18, so that they can see all the stage shows. Parking is free.
More information is at the QC Renaissance Faire Facebook page.