The Alabama Renaissance Faire is a not-for-profit, non-commercial faire, organized by a Roundtable of volunteers who plan all year to transform Wilson Park in Florence, Alabama, into Fountain-on-the-Green. Faire-goers celebrate their favorite time periods from the 12th through the mid-17th centuries, as Vikings hobnob with Buccaneers and fairies frolic with pirates. The official Renaissance faire of Alabama is family-friendly and educational with no admission charge or alcohol. Come be part of our 35,000 visitors during the fourth weekend in October.

Begun in 1987,  Our Faire became the official Alabama State Renaissance Faire  in 1988

by Legislative Act no.88-43

        The faire takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. However, for the purchase of Food and Souvenirs, multiple forms of currency may be required. Cash is always an easy form of payment and many vendors are able to accept Debit/Credit Cards.

We are an all-volunteer event. Those who work for the faire as staff earn no money from the event. They simply have a love of the time period and a desire to share that love with others within the community. Even our director is a volunteer.

Speaking of volunteers. Have you wondered how can I help with the Faire? The answer to that requires a few easy steps, one of those would be to contact our Chairperson: Billy Warren @ (256) 718-5020; you could reach out to us on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/alrenfaire.org/) or come to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Noon, at the City Hall Auditorium on Pine Street across from the Escape Room.

Our faire is  smaller compared to many commercial faires;  but what we lack in size, we more than make up for in atmosphere and good down-home southern hospitality.

The Alabama Renaissance Faire is held in downtown Florence at Wilson Park – on the corner of Tuscaloosa Street and Wood Avenue. Florence, Alabama is located 120 miles south of Nashville; 145 miles east of Memphis; and 125 miles north of Birmingham.

 


 

 

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Curious as to what entertainment offerings are going to be present at this years faire? Read on below to find out…

(In no particular order)
1. Rainbow Dancers – Belly dancers

2. Jon Butts – Bagpiper

3. John Ray – Bagpiper

4. Kozakys – 17th century historical reenactment along
with live steel swordplay

5. Bards of Birmingham – Youth performed Shake-
speare

6. Menagerie – Irish/Celtic music with hammer dulcimer
and guitar

7. Sophia Monday – Harpist

8. Land Loch’d – Musical duo

9. Two Hammers and a Pick – Hammer dulcimers and
guitar

10. Ben Deangelo – (In a dragon costume) children’s
dragon tales

11. Teresa Colby – Demonstrating authentic Celtic
bead work and knot work

12. Andrew’s Legend – Celtic music group

13. The Medici Dancers – (From Hibbett & Florence
Middle Schools) (Saturday only)

14. David Harvey – a.k.a. Dartagnan – Magician

15. SCA (Society of Creative Anachronisms, Shire of
Glyn Rhe) - Medieval historical reenactment along
with live fighting demonstrations

16. Arianna Shepherd – Ancient Scottish musical
instruments

17. Jess Linder – a.k.a. Jock Stewart – singer/guitar
player

18. Molly Bell – a.k.a. Duchess Lizzy Fleete

19. ESCC Camerata – Madrigal singers from Enterprise,
Alabama State Community College (Saturday only)

20. Firenze Madrigals & Florence Camerata – Madrigal
singers from right here in the Shoals Area

21. Joey Varner – magician

22. Boats that kids and adults can sail around the
fountain

23. Arthur's Field - Children's area complete with The
Sword in the Stone, haystack (with hidden goodies)
croquet with flamingo mallets and hedgehog balls
stick horse jousting and more!

24. Sidewalk art - grab some chalk and create your best
knight, princess, or even a dragon

25, Photo scavenger quest (one for kids and another for
(adults) - pick up your clues at the Information
Pavilion and then have fun roaming the grounds in
search of the various items to snap a picture of.
Complete the quest to win a prize!

26. Meet King Andrew and his consort, Lady Ana, always
at the ready to offer you a wonderful memory of your
visit. Look for them at the Royal Pavilion around the
fountain. If they've wandered off to enjoy the faire,
they will be back.

27. Medieval/Renaissance dance - Join us around the
fountain for some simple period dances

28. Chess - Play your friends or a random stranger