Opening Weekend at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

Royal Pet & Ale Fest Pet Fest is one of the most popular events at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Pet owners and their furry companions are invited to learn more about pet nutrition, safety, clubs, fostering, and new products from our pet related vendors. While the Renaissance Festival loves all animals, only dogs that have proof of their rabies vaccination are allowed into the Festival. All dogs must be leashed and check in at the Pet Gate. Go to the Website for more info. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should Young Kids Play Tackle Football?

Dear Crabby, What age do you feel kids should begin playing tackle football? Do you feel 4th grade is too young to begin? Thanks! Lacey K. Dear Lacey, I assume you are like most parents out there and worried about the chance of your kid hurting himself. I know in recent years there’s been a lot of talk about how repeated concussions can really cause trouble lateron. And don’t get me wrong; it’s a valid concern. But the way I see it, parents seem to fall into one of two camps. The … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will you be Giving Away Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets again this Year?

Dear Crabby, Will you be Giving Away Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets again this Year? Hopeful, Lady Free Bird   Huzzah! Lady Free Bird Why yes, yes I am. And by "I" you should know I mean "we" at Rochester Media. Each year we get an amount of tickets to use as giveaways, and to encourage people like you to send in an advice question to me, your Dear Crabby friend. I've been giving away free and (if you don't mind me saying) darn good advice for a long time. And if you've … [Read more...]

Win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets

Want a chance to win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets? Ask Dear Crabby a question by emailing him at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com If Dear Crabby uses your question from now until September 1, Rochester Media will send you a family four-pack of tickets to attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival - good any day of the 2018 season. … [Read more...]

Huzzah and Cheers for the 39th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival

The Michigan Renaissance Festival Is Back and Celebrating 39 Years of Family Fun The 2017 Michigan Renaissance Festival once again sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is ready to go with new attractions, as well as time-tested favorites. The Michigan Renaissance … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do I Have to Dress Up to Enjoy the Michigan Renaissance Festival?

Dear Crabby, Why do you think so many adults love to dress up in costumes and attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival? Thanks! Curious Caryn Dear Curious Caryn, You ask an interesting question. I mean, why do folks go to Comic-Con and dress like their favorite super heroes? Or why do mostly grown men take part in Civil War reenactments when it won’t change the outcome? I think part of it is, we all have a special hobby that we love. And when we find others who are just as … [Read more...]

Win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets

Want a chance to win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets? Ask Dear Crabby a question by emailing him at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com If Dear Crabby uses your question from now until September 1, Rochester Media will send you a family four-pack of tickets to attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival - good any day of the 2017 season. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Have you Been to the Renaissance Festival?

Dear Crabby, You gave away tickets to it, but I was wondering if you have ever been to the Michigan Renaissance Festival? Sincerely, Interested Princess   Dear Princess, First of all, I would like to thank everyone who sent in a question for a chance to win tickets to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. I think we've done this for the last three years. Although, I have to wonder why my wonderful sage-like advice needs an incentive at all. My editor passes along a question each … [Read more...]

Michigan Festivals & Events Association Receives Grants

Michigan Festivals & Events Association Receives Services to the Field and Capitol Improvement Grants President and CEO Sue Bila is pleased to announce Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA) has received a $50,000 Services to the Field matching grant and a $2,875 Capitol Improvement matching grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The funds from the Services to the Field grant will be used to produce the new and enhanced 2017 magazine including … [Read more...]

Win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets

Want a chance to win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets? Ask Dear Crabby a question this month by emailing him at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com … [Read more...]