Pirate Weekend At The Georgia Renaissance Festival!!

  • May 18, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Come Celebrate The Georgia Renaissance Festival's 28th anniversary season with the Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild! We'll be puttin' on our finest threads and packin' our best gear to rub elbows with the Lords and Ladies, the Fairy Folk, the Gypsies, Belly Dancers and of course all the Buccaneers. We might even get a rickshaw ride or a kiss or two from the lovely Buxom Kissing Wenches. Scalawags and swashbucklers abound for His Majesty’s Pirate Adventure! Those adults and children who think themselves worthy buccaneers can compete in the Talk Like a Pirate and Best Dressed Pirate Costume Contests. This weekend is also Knights on Bikes Weekend so ye can present your motorcycle license and receive $4.00 off an adult full price ticket purchased at the Festival Box Office only. (2 adult discount purchases per motorcycle license, not valid with any other offer.) If you do not have a motorcycle license and would like to avoid the lines at the Festival Box Office, you may want to buy your tickets at Kroger ahead of time at a small discount. 

Festival hours are 10:30 to 6:00 and the parking is free.  Each year Pirate Weekend is extremely popular and crowded so make yer way early mateys (last year there was a 2 hour wait to get into the parking lot at opening time).

http://www.garenfest.com/

Directions: FROM THE NORTH On I-75/I-85: Travel southbound through downtown Atlanta on the I-75/85 Connector. Exit onto I-85 south toward Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and continue south on I-85 to exit 61- FAIRBURN/PEACHTREE CITY. Turn right off the exit and travel west 2 miles to the Festival entrance on the right. FROM THE EAST: Travel southbound on I-285/GA-407. Merge onto I-85S/GA-403S via exit number 61 toward COLUMBUS/MONTGOMERY. Continue southbound on I-85 to exit 61- FAIRBURN/ PEACHTREE CITY. Turn right off the exit and travel west 2 miles to the Festival entrance on the right. FROM THE WEST: Travel southbound on I-285W/GA-407W toward CHATTANOOGA/BIRMINGHAM. Merge onto I-85S/GA-403S via exit number 44 toward COLUMBUS/MONTGOMERY. Continue southbound on I-85 to exit 61- FAIRBURN/PEACHTREE CITY. Turn right off the exit and travel west 2 miles to the Festival entrance on the right. FROM THE SOUTH: On I-75: Travel northbound to the I-285 West bypass - exit number 238B - toward ATLANTA AIRPORT/CHATTANOOGA. Merge onto I-285W/ GA-407W via the exit (on the left) toward ATLANTA AIRPORT/ MONTGOMERY. Merge onto I-85S/ GA-403S via exit number 61 toward COLUMBUS/MONTGOMERY. Continue southbound on I-85 to exit 61- FAIRBURN/ PEACHTREE CITY. Turn right off the exit and travel west 2 miles to the Festival entrance on the right. On I-85: Travel northbound to exit 61- FAIRBURN/PEACHTREE CITY. Turn left off the exit and travel west 2 miles to the Festival entrance on the right.

 

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  • cameraman99

    New Photo have been posted Hope everyone enjoys

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Super great time this weekend on Saturday! Enjoyed seeing allme Mates that were there.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • cameraman99

    It is always great to see all my friends at the Fair. Had a blast there.

    May 20, 2013

  • Kathy

    The crew had a blast. Some one gave my 2 year old a plastic gold deblune and he tried to pay everyone with it, alas he ended up bringing it home because eveyone gave it back.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Georgia B.

    The rain held off and it was a lovely time. So many mates to visit with, singing, dancing and rum. Treasured moments, truly.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Susan

    Are we meeting somewhere in particular?

    BTW, in parking lot now. Light rain, but clearing an should be nice the rest of the day. :)

    May 18, 2013

  • David

    Last time I was there which has been a few years there was a young lady there with a fist full of zip ties whether
    you wanted one or not.

    May 18, 2013

  • Will P.

    Guestion , do they supply zipties if your weapons are not friendship tied ?

    May 18, 2013

  • Liz D.

    is there a group rate for this or no?

    May 18, 2013

  • David

    Hey I know they have a no gun rule but do they wave that for pirates weekend?

    May 18, 2013

    • Georgia B.

      I have not seen any guns this season. You can always ask at the gate?

      May 18, 2013

  • Susan

    Great information! Hey, one question: I bought tix thru Living Social but it said they would be "will call." What does that mean? Is there a line for that? Or can I just flash my handy pocket genie's QR tatoo at the gatekeeper for entry?

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There will be a sign for will call. All you have to do is give your name and show your ID and they will hand you your ticket.

      May 17, 2013

    • cameraman99

      You can walk up to any of the ticket windows and they will get them for you. The place that holds the tickets is to the right hand side of the Ticket Office

      May 17, 2013

  • Suzy

    We are a maybe depending on predicted deluge.

    May 17, 2013

  • Angelle

    Need to make a change to my weekend plans. Hate that I'll miss the fun!

    May 17, 2013

  • Kittie de B.

    If anyone in the metro areas looking to carpool, let me know I have room

    May 17, 2013

  • Anita

    Can't wait! This will be the first real chance I've had to go all season!

    May 16, 2013

  • Shelley

    see everyone on Sunday! i know there will be some of you there! Can't wait!

    May 14, 2013

  • Renee R.

    Ugh! Have a charity function I'm volunteering at that weekend. Sorry I'm missing this one! :)

    May 6, 2013

  • Kathy

    I'll be there with husband and two minions in tow.

    May 6, 2013

  • Dirty D.

    I'll be there, tending to the old shop.

    May 1, 2013

  • Cap'n Savage (.

    Still looking for a Pirate to share expenses that may be traveling in like myself.Are someone that lives close that may take a chance and put me up.The reason is my First Mate is having to stay behind and work.So it,s just I.

    April 24, 2013

  • cameraman99

    Always look forward to this weekend at the fair.

    April 23, 2013

  • Maelstrom Mel F.

    Can't wait!!!

    April 23, 2013

  • Anita

    Me & Mojo will be there!

    April 23, 2013

    • C. W.

      about time I catch up with you two....

      April 23, 2013

  • Slappy Joe & Wynona Jugs S.

    Ahoy Mates need to know Wellye pirateing all weekend or just on Sat?
    All me mates won't be able to go Sat. be we can on Sun.

    March 21, 2013

    • Agave

      Thar will be pirates invadin' the Faire on both days!

      1 · April 23, 2013

  • Gisa P.

    Working the Renaissancefair with my animal rescue, Georgia Heartland Humane Society. Come by and see us at our adoption tent !

    April 23, 2013

  • Calico Ann R.

    I guess we will go Sunday. My God daughter is getting married on the 18th

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Loot Lovin L.

    Will do me best to join the gang!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Kester C.

    we are booked :(

    March 15, 2013

  • Lady F.

    i be looking forward to this for so long now... can't wait!!!

    March 11, 2013

  • Dan H.

    The Pirates BlackHart shall surely be in port! Look'n forward to see'n all me Mates!

    March 9, 2013

  • Capt. K.

    I love the Ren Fest!

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    March 4, 2013

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