Returning This Weekend for Seven Weekends
Celebrating its 35th year, the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival 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 and returning favorites.
Beat the crowds and arrive early, they open at 10:00 a.m. with free parking. Upon entering the gates, you will be handed a program of the day’s events. Check the times and locations of the shows you want to see and then set off to explore the 15-acres of entertainment, shops, and food.
New This Year
The Pig & Swig runs daily at 4:00 p.m. and allows patrons to indulge with bacon and beer. Enjoy four gourmet bacon and beer pairings for $25 per person. The Royal Princess Brunch happens daily at 11:00 a.m. It features gourmet fare and fresh fruit mimosas for $25 per person.
The Griffon Stage has been reborn and is new again. The improved stage is home to festival favorites such as the Ded Bob Sho and the Tortuga Twins. Also new, is the sit-down dining experience called the Dragon’s Lair Restaurant.
Halloween in Hollygrove
Another new addition to the festival will be to extend the fun into October with a Zombie Obstacle Run, Halloween Dinner Theater and Concert Series. Check the Festival Website for more details.
Plan Your Visit
Tickets are available at the discounted price of $18.95 (adults) in advance or at the gate for $21.95.WEB SITE: www.michrenfest.com PHONE: 800-601-4848 LOCATION: The village of “Hollygrove” is located in Holly, Michigan Dixie Highway between Pontiac and Flint I-75 Grand Blanc exit 106 Follow the signs
The festival runs for seven weekends (including Labor Day & Festival Friday) and offers a different theme each weekend. Open 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. Free Parking. Here is full list of the themed weekends and dates, Huzzah!
- Royal Pet and Ale Festival: August 16 and 17
- Highland Fling: August 23 and 24
- High Seas Adventure: Aug. 30 & 31 and Sept. 1 (Labor Day)
- Wonders of the World: September 6 and 7
- Shamrocks and Shenanigans: September 13 and 14
- Harvest Huzzah: September 20 and 21
- Sweet Endings: September 26 (Festival Friday), 27 and 28