DANBURY, CONN. — For three consecutive weekends this spring, the Eighth Annual Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival will take place at the Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 29 – 30, June 5 – 6 and June 12 – 13, the park will be transformed into an authentic 1585 village where jousters, jesters, minstrels and storytellers will excite and entertain attendees of all ages. Tickets are available for one day (adults $15, children and seniors $8), for the weekend (adults $28, children and seniors $14), or for the entire season (adults $84, children and seniors $42). Family four-packs (two adults and two children) also are available at $42 for one day. Children under 4 will be admitted free. Tickets will be for sale at the venue.
Six stages will feature entertainment ranging from magicians to storytellers to knights in battle. Highlights will include a full-armored joust staged by Noble Cause Productions, an internationally recognized joust reenactment troupe. There will be music, comedy, jugglers and much more. Also featured will be a variety of merchants offering Renaissance-related items such as clothing, art, jewelry, florals, figurines and more.
The Renaissance village will offer a variety of international cuisine for purchase, including bread bowls with soup, stew and chili; turkey legs; Thai food; Italian cuisine; new world favorites and more. Mead, ale and other beverages also will be available.
For more information, visit http://www.thescrf.com or call (203) 888-6204.
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Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.