Dates have been announced for the 2022 Utah Renaissance Faire
Thanksgiving Point — Now in its 9th year, (only interrupted by Covid), this event is growing in popularity each year! The 2022 Utah Renaissance Faire will take place on August 26th & 27th. “The interest for the Renaissance Faire along the Wasatch Front is growing each and every year,” says Rich Thurman, the event originator and creator. Rich attended a Renaissance Faire a few years back in another state and decided Utah needed such an event so he put it together himself! Now 9 years down the road, he can hardly believe the support the event gets each year and how much it has grown over time.
This year, The Knights of Mayhem, with 11-time world champion Charlie Andrews are headlining the list of attractions. They will be presenting full-contact jousting contests daily for the delight of the audience.
Also, entertaining audiences this year, we are pleased to present Tartanic, with world-class pipers and drummers coming from home bases across the country. They will present their rousing array of bagpipe music to really set a new level of excitement for the Faire. The Vikings of Utah will also be expanding their own Viking Village, showcasing the lifestyle and culture of the Medieval Viking village, complete with a Viking boat, a blacksmith, and other artisans.
Also joining the entertainment lineup, special guest artists, The Harp Twins are making their 5th Utah appearance from their home base in Chicago. Their latest YouTube video had more than 5 million hits and we are pleased to have them joining us again this year. Their music can be found on their website at harptwins.com.
The Faire includes a wide variety of performers, artisans, and entertainers. Vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music. Our Royal Court will include a King and Queen, nobles, jesters, jugglers, and many other entertainers such as archers, horse vaulters, combat actors, puppeteers, pirates, witches, fairies, and other mythical characters.
Many artisans will present their crafts and skills, such as pottery, calligraphy, blacksmithing, leatherwork, woodcarving, falconry, weaving, millinery, face painting, and more. Want to see how yummy an entire Turkey leg is? This is the place to find them. Melt in your mouth!!! Many other food vendors will be on hand also and provide a variety of food choices and merchandise for purchase.
As part of our ongoing tradition of supporting local education, we will again offer groups of school children a $5 admission to the Faire on Friday Aug. 26th from 10 am to 3 pm, with free bounce-back tickets to the Faire on Saturday.
Admission: $17.50 for adults, advance purchase by visiting utahrenfaire.org, $20 at the gate. Children 6 and under, free.
A VIP Medieval feast will be held both nights with reserved seating for the 6pm jousting contest, authentic medieval music, a five-course meal, and live entertainment is also available. This event sells out quickly each year. Details and tickets available at: https://utahrenfaire.org/