The 2023 Tennessee Renaissance has concluded. The 2024 TNRF will be open on May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 27th

The festival's hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Each year offers the finest entertainers and events this side of Sherwood Forest. 

(Most vendors do not accept credit cards. Bringing cash on-site is advised.)

TNRF 2023 Entertainers

Axel the Sot
- He's back and better than ever! Straight from the Poop Deck, this seafaring minstrel is definitely Adult Comedy and NOT FOR CHILDREN. Bawdy songs, naughty jokes, toasts and stories to make you blush. 

Buckle and Swash - Comedy sword-fighting show! Where Captain Red and his first mate spin tales of pirates and their misadventures on the high sea. Come join the crew and become a part of pirate history. ARRRRRR...!  

Da Vinci Brothers
- Bob DaVinci takes his audiences on a hilarious ride as they become players in his wacky view of art, history, inventions, culture, and opera parodies. Who knew history was so funny!  

Demetrius & Darren - Demetrius and Darren of Empty Hats put their own special spin on music, to put a song in your heart.  

Dragon's Breath Glassworks - Classes and live demonstrations by glassblowers based in Adairsville, Georgia. 

Empty Hats
- Unplugged...but Wired. This band of talented musicians comes to our village to amaze audiences with their high-energy Celtic music, both traditional and original. 

Fae Folx - This travelling troupe of fairies will sing, dance and delight all. 

Giacomo's Ballads - Giacomo of Empty Hats takes the stage by himself, to sing songs from heart. The beauty of love and romance. 

Isaac Fawlkes, Magician - Fawlkes’ blend of comedy and magic is perfect for the entire family. His first responsibility as an entertainer is to entertain the audience and make sure everybody has a good time. And when Isaac Fawlkes takes the stage, everybody does. 

Jousting Freelancers, Inc. - The Free Lancers: Pure excitement and breathtaking action as armored Knights on horseback battle for supremacy on the Tournament Field. Three shows daily. 
(Please Note: Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20).

Knightwings Birds of Prey
- Join Master Falconer Ash Cary for an amazing and educational birds of prey demonstration showcasing hawks, owls, and falcons. Hear about each species' adaptations, their impact on the eco-system, and why we need to protect them, as well as a bit of the history of the sport of falconry and how we train our birds. 

Lady Ettie - Do not let her looks deceive you - Lady Ettie is the unquestioned expert in Renaissance fashion and etiquette - just ask her! Her shows will enlighten and amuse any audience. (Lady Ettie is performing on May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st only). 

Lord of Edge Fight Troupe - A medieval meeting of the minds unfolds before your very eyes in this strategic game of chess. 

Oops! Comedy Knife Throwing Show - Timon and Giacomo the Jester (of Empty Hats) join forces to hurl razor-sharp blades at each other, risking life and limb for the entertainment of their fans! 

Paolo Garbanzo - Blending comedy and amazing juggling into a show of death-defying skill, Paolo's supremacy over the laws of physics is not to be challenged! 

Queen Elizabeth I - Her Royal Highness Elizabeth Regina Gloriana graces us  with her annual Royal Visit to our shire. God Save The Queen! 

Rafferty the Piper - The sound of the Highland Pipes will fill the air of Covington Glen as Rafferty performs his unique piping skills. 

Robin Hood - Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for magical storytelling, featuring audience members in starring roles. Heroes, villains, cheering, screaming, and hilarity ensue! 

Royal Court - Meet The Queen's entourage as they accompany Her Majesty throughout the festival grounds. 

The Bardbarians - Theatrical musical performers delighting the festival as they burst into song. 

The Secret Commonwealth - Middle Tennessee's popular Celtic band with original and traditional music and styles of American and European Folk music. 

Tom Timon - If you thought juggling was challenging enough, wait until you see Tom swallow swords, doing magic tricks and clowning about.