Hear ye! Hear ye! The Utah Valley Fine Arts Council presents the Annual Utah Renaissance Faire.
What is the Utah Renaissance Faire?
If you have not been to the Faire, you are in for a treat. This world-class event with full-contact jousting matches and artisan villages of the Renaissance has great entertainment including archery, sword and shield combat shows, theater, music and street performers. Special appearances will be made by Knights of Mayhem and Grassroots Shakespeare. With several stages and pavilions, there are many shows and activities happening non-stop. Make sure you get a schedule and go both days! (Tickets include both days).
Some of the renaissance activities include:
The world famous Knights of Mayhem, with local favorite, Charlie Andrews, who is the eight time and current reigning world champion jouster will present full contact jousting and demonstrations of horsemanship.
After the evening jousting match, a Medieval feast will be held at 7 pm both nights with VIP seating for the jousting contest, authentic medieval music, a five course meal and live entertainment.
There will be a wide variety of performers, artisans and vendors.
Vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music.
Theatrical performers will portray historical characters such as Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Gutenberg and other figures from the Renaissance era.
The Royal Court will include a king and queen, nobles, jester and jugglers.
“Birds of Prey” one of the best shows in the state, will be presented by Ben Woodruff, Lehi Hutchings Museum Director
Other talented performers will entertain, such as horse vaulters, combat actors and puppeteers.
Pirates, witches, fairies, and other mythical characters will also enhance the Faire.
Talented artisans will present their crafts and skills, such as pottery, bread making, candle making, blacksmiths, weaving and spinning, stained glass, leather work, woodcarving, weaving, millinery, face painting, hairstyling, and more.
A wide variety of food and merchandise will be provided by vendors.
Family friendly fun and education for the whole family!
When is the Utah Renaissance Faire?
Friday and Saturday August 28-29, 2015. Faire hours are from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Check the schedule for all the fun activities.
There are 2 rules: 1) wear a white tee shirt 2) end the race plastered in color! This UNTIMED 5K is about color and fun. At each kilometer a different color douses the runners. If you don’t experience this run, you are missing out!
After the run, a party with music, dancing and more color throwing adds to the fun.
Last but not least is the Haunted Hustle. Every dreamed of running away from zombies? This haunting Halloween run goes through a corn maze and the tower of terror. You won’t regret getting a little scared and having a lot of fun!
We love it when sponsors provide giveaways. Enter here to win 2 entrances to the Haunted Hustle!
Wanna 5K that is much more fun than just a run? The Haunted Hustle isn’t just a costume run. Granted, you want to dress up because that is just fun. But best of all, this 5k night run features a HAUNTED hay bale MAZE, foggy forest, and the TUNNEL of TERROR.
Best of all, watch out for zombies! All runners will be given a ribbon to attach to your costume or clothing, if you make it to the finish line with your ribbon we will give you a prize.
After the fun run, a party celebrates staying alive. Local DJ’s, a costume contest, SWAG gear giveaways, treats, and much more make the after run party so much fun!
Do I need to be physically fit to run the Haunted Hustle?
No!! The Haunted Hustle is a Haunted fun run/walk is focused less on ability and much more on just having some Halloween fun with friends and family. Runners from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and ability levels are invited to come out test their luck at this years Haunted Hustle.
When is the Haunted Hustle?
6pm to 6:30pm:
Family wave (strollers welcome)
6:30pm to 8pm:
Waves of runners will be released every 5 min to test their luck on the SCARIEST course on the planet!!