Theme Weekends & Competitions

The 2024 Tennessee Renaissance has concluded. The 2025 TNRF will be open on May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 26th.

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

Every year the festival presents themed weekends, costume showcases and competitions everyone will enjoy.


2024 TNRF Theme Weekends


Viking Victory
May 4th and 5th: Dress as your favorite Viking and prepare for your next siege. Odin will be pleased.  

Fantasy and Folklore
May 11th and 12th: Enter the realm of hobbits, fairies, dragons and giants. Experience the adventure in person appearing as the main character in your fantasy world.

Pirate Plunder
May 18th and 19th: The hills will be swarming with rascals and rogues as a crew of scurvy pirates invade our shire of Covington Glen. See the swashbuckling and sword-brandishing of pirates galore.


Celtic Celebration
May 25th, 26th and 27th: Join us as we add a Celtic flair to the Faire. Enjoy the fun as we honor those early Britons - men, wear your kilts!


2024 TNRF Daily Events & Competitions


Costume Showcase
Each festival day, scrolls will be given to individuals with the most amazing costumes. Those with scrolls will be presented before the Queen at 2 p.m. at the Queen's Pavilion, where Her Majesty and the Royal Court will determine our daily costume champion. Remember to run through our dress code and weapons policy on our FAQ page before suiting up!


Fairy Habitat & Hobbit House Competition
May 11th and 12th: Put your creativity on full display at the Fairy Habitat & Hobbit House Competition. Voting will begin each festival day at 2 p.m. in the Fairy Glen, and winners will be determined by popular vote. For more information on entering, click here.