Connecticut Renaissance Faire returns for five weeks

Connecticut Renaissance Faire returns for five weeksThe Connecticut Renaissance Fair returns to Hebron Saturday, Sept. 25 for the first of five weekends of medieval-themed entertainment.

The 12th annual event is held at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds at 347 Gilead St. (Route 85), every weekend from Saturday, Sept. 25 through Oct. 24, plus Columbus Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entertainment includes interactive performances, artisan demonstrations, comedy acts and a medieval marketplace. There will also be jousting, dancing, minstrels, madrigals and magic acts.

A variety act will also be presented by performer Jayna Lee, who appeared on reality television over the summer on the program “America’s Got Talent. The multi-talented Lee is an acrobat, fire-eater, juggler and trapeze artist.

“Jayna Lee is a one-of-a-kind act with a long history at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire,” said Eric Tetrault, one of the festival’s directors. “It is a great pleasure to welcome her back. Without a doubt, Jayna will suprise the crowd with her tremendous talent.”

Lee will appear during every one of the five weekends that the fair is open.

Another featured act of the fair, also appearing throughout the festival’s run, will be Paragon Jousting.

“Paragon Jousting continues to amaze and delight audiences,” Tetrault said. “A group of highly skilled, dedicated performers, Paragon Jousting opens the doors to the middle ages, entertaining the crowds with their family-friendly competitions between knights and armored battles.”

Visitors to the fair are welcome to participate in the festival atmosphere by dressing in medieval costumes themselves, although costumes are not required to attend.

Admission to the event is $15 for adults, and $8 for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge.

For more information, go online to Connecticut Renaissance Fair or call 860.478.5954

Source: Mansfield Today

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