A smaller, shorter, and younger Renaissance festival takes place in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis
, but it's gained a lot of momentum over the past few years, especially among families.
To promote the bond between Fishers and its sister city of Billericay, England, the two-day Faire recreates the shire of Billericay Village, circa 1579, on the day of a visit from Queen Elizabeth. In preparation for her arrival, the town celebrates with music, dancing, shows, parades, games, food and demonstrations from more than 50 artisans and vendors.
Reenactments of period events -- featuring hundreds of characters in period costumes -- include knighting and wedding ceremonies, as well as jousting and dance performances. Specifically for kids, there are free games, puppet shows, a cast parade and the Faerie Glade, where you can catch a show at the Faerie Tale Theatre, walk the Faerie Path or picnic with fairies in the Glen of the Faire Folk.
The event takes place over one weekend, Oct. 6 and 7, 2018.
Admission fees at the gate are $14 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under.
Family Packs for two adults and up to three children are available for $35.
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