The Kansas City Renaissance Festival
is in full swing once again boasting a 36 year run. The festival which began September 1st, 2012 is open Saturdays & Sundays through October 14 plus Columbus Day Friday October 12.
Every weekend has a special theme and this weekend is the 6th annual Pet Festival featuring Page the Elephant. There will be a dog show, pet costume contest as well as pet vendors and rescue groups. Other events include a Men in Tights competition, Master/Pet Look-alike contest and a Hot "Dog" eating contest.
Teen & Adult tickets can be purchased at the gate for $19.95 and children 5-12 are only $10.95. If you purchase tickets online in advance they are $16.95 & $9.45 respectively. Students & Seniors are only $17.50 regardless of when purchased.
Also this weekend if you bring 5 cans of food for the Harvester's Food Network and receive $5.00 off admission at the gate.
Check out this YouTube video of this years Jousting Event.
According to website swords, knives & weapons are strictly prohibited from being part of your costume so make sure you come unarmed.