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Step Back In Time At The First Ever West Virginia Renaissance Fair


The first-ever West Virginia Renaissance Festival is being held in the beautiful and historic city of Lewisburg every weekend through June 2018. The Renaissance Fair is sponsored by the Hanlon-Lee’s Action Theatre and Lewisburg’s own Hollow Hills Farm. Hollow Hills Farm is a 300 acre self-sustaining organic equestrian farm that offers riding lessons and trail rides, as well as venues for weddings and parties. There’s a lot to see in the area, like The Greenbrier Resort just down the road. Stay up-to-date with more fun festivals, cool concerts, and other Appalachian events with our events calendar. 


The fair is a step back in time that offers visitors food, festivities, live demonstrations, rides, and games. From the numerous stages featuring musical performances,  pageantry and more to the artisans and other vendors, each weekend promises to be an event all its own! The Renaissance Festival will also include demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship such as blacksmithing, fabric weaving, glassblowing, woodworking, and pottery throwing.

The opening weekend is Warrior Weekend and offers free admission to veterans, active service, and first responders. The weekend of June 16th and 17th is Pirate Weekend, June 23rd and 24th is Celtic Weekend and June 30 through July 1st is Time Travel Weekend. So there really is something for everyone at this festival!

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Are Ye Not Entertained!?

Festival events includeth birds of prey, a petting zoo, vendors, Ringling Brother’s star Heidi Herriott and her trained horses Lady and Lucky Star, aerial dancer Kaitlin Chin, The Nature of Mercy, an interactive pirate sword fighting comedy, and Hanlon-Lee’s Action Theatre jousting show which is held thrice daily!

Lauryn Murray and her best friend, Lady Essex, an Asian elephant will be there to thrill audiences along with unique performers like Aaron Bonk. Known as the “Master of the Whip,” he will make you laugh, wince and gasp in disbelief with his juggling, whip cracking and dangerous stunts that include machetes, swords, and fire. His show is the “hottest one in the ‘shire!”

Art Thou Attending? Food, Drink, and How Much Gold to Bring

Everyone knows there is nothing comparable to the deep fried deliciousness of fair food. The Renaissance Fair offers deep fried goodness such as funnel cake and deep-fried Twinkies as well as chocolate dipped strawberries, frozen bananas, frozen cheesecake on a stick and so much more!

The Renaissance Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays through June. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.                                                                          Ticket prices: Adults- $16, Children- 6 to 12 $6 and children 5 and under are free.

The festival is being held at Hollow Hills Farm, which is located on WV Route 60 halfway between Beckley and White Sulphur Springs. Take Exit 161 from I-64 East. The festival is visible from the main road. For more information about this inaugural Renaissance Festival call 304-992-6128 or email [email protected].

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