This weekend begins four days of Renaissance fun in Tavares spread across two weekends.
The Lady of the Lake Renaissance Faire began in 2002, offering visitors an opportunity to step back in time to a magical, enchanting fantasy land created to represent an authentic European village.
Artisans fill the village, working in mediums such as pottery, leather work, sculpture, and candle making. The crafts and entertainment combine with thematic games and foods to create a glimpse of marketplace celebrations of life in the 16th century.
The Faire is a member of a National Renaissance Faire circuit and features over 100 performers, representing various entertainments of the time – Knights in armor, gypsies, fire-eaters, pirates, dancers, merchants, peasants, historical characters and a variety of musicians. This year features a performance by Fighting Arms produced by Medieval Times.
Every dollar raised from the fair goes to the teachers and students of Lake County Public Schools.
Lady of the Lake Renaissance Faire runs November 4-5 and November 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 12835 County Landfill Road in Tavares next to Lake Idamere Park. Adult tickets are $13, tickets for children over three years of age are $7 and under three are free.