Luxury Hotel for the Georgia Renaissance Festival
If you’re one of the droves of medievally inclined partygoers beelining for the extravagant 16th-century-style fun of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, we invite you to choose some very modern luxury accommodations at The Whitley for the affair!
That way you can enjoy the Luxury Collection treatment in Atlanta’s vivacious Buckhead neighborhood while getting your maid/magician/minstrel/etc. on less than an hour away at one of the country’s biggest and best-known renaissance fairs.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival
For a whole string of spring weekends, a 32-acre medieval English village—“Newcastle”—comes to life on the grounds of the Georgia Renaissance Festival in the small city of Fairburn. Newcastle comes populated with a whole cast of period-garbed characters, not to mention thousands of festivalgoers—many just as enthusiastically costumed as Middle Ages folk (and figures of fantasy).
This year’s edition of the Renaissance Festival kicked off on April 14th and runs through June 3rd, with Newcastle thrumming along each Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 6 PM.
From Fire-Breathing to Jousting
Newcastle’s 10 entertainment stages, 150-plus Artisan Marketplace shops, and various games and rides come scattered across its sprawling quarters, from the Queen’s Garden and the Royal Highlands to Olde Town.
Minstrels, jugglers, acrobats, sword-swallowers, jugglers, and all manner of other performers roam the grounds and share the stages with boisterous comedians, hypnotists, pirates, and falconers. The Joust Arena sees multiple thundering-hoofed knight-on-knight competitions each day: a definite must-see. You can check out the full Renaissance Festival entertainment lineup—and it’s jampacked—right here.
Feasting at the Festival
All that spectacle would be enough to get into the medieval spirit even if the Georgia Renaissance Festival cuisine weren’t so period-evocative as well. We’re talking epic roast turkey legs, “Steaks-on-Stakes,” and the like, which you can wash down with mead, ale, wine, or hard cider (plus a thorough variety of non-alcoholic beverages).
The Artisan Market
From forging and yarn-spinning to medieval-style hair-braiding and jewelry-making, meanwhile, the Artisan Market will feature fascinating arts-and-crafts demos all day long.
The Newcastle revelry goes down at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road in Fairburn—check out the festival’s detailed directions here. Tickets are $23.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids ages 6 to 12 (those 5 and under get in free); parking’s free. For more festival fundamentals, check out this FAQ (and take note: costume swords and daggers “must remain properly sheathed and peace-tied”).
Enjoy the 2018 Georgia Renaissance Festival With Buckhead, Atlanta Accommodations at The Whitley
Make your reservations for Luxury Collection accommodations in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood here at The Whitley for one (or more!) of the Georgia Renaissance Festival! We’ll look forward to seeing your costume.