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Utah Renaissance Faire this weekend

Aug 31, 2021 11:55AM ● By Tom Haraldsen

The Harp Twins will be among featured performers at the Utah Renaissance Faire this weekend. Courtesy photo

LEHI—The 9th annual Utah Renaissance Faire takes place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28, at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park. It runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days.

The event includes The Knights of Mayhem with 11-time world Champion Charlie Andrews who are headlining the list of attractions at this year’s Faire. They will be presenting full contact jousting contests for the delight of the audience.

Among the entertainers are The Harp Twins, a talented pair of sisters based in Chicago who are making their fourth Utah appearance at the Faire. Their latest YouTube video had more than 5 million hits and they have been popular guests at the event. Their music can be found on their website at

This year will include Tartanic, with world-class pipers and drummers coming from around the country to provide an array of bagpipe music. The Vikings of Utah will also be expanding their own Viking Village, explaining the lifestyle and culture of the Medieval Viking village complete with a Viking boat, a blacksmith, and other artisans.

The Faire includes a wide variety of performers, artisans, and entertainers. Vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music. The Royal Court will include a King and Queen, nobles, jesters, jugglers, and many other entertainers such as archers, horse vaulters, combat actors, puppeteers, pirates, witches, fairies, and other mythical characters.

Many artisans will present their crafts and skills, such as pottery, calligraphy, blacksmithing, 

leatherwork, woodcarving, falconry, weaving, millinery, face painting, and more. Food vendors will also provide a variety of food choices and merchandise. A VIP Medieval feast will be held both nights with reserved seating for the 6 p.m. jousting contest, authentic medieval music, a five-course meal, and live entertainment.

Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students, $10 for children 6-12; children under 6 are free. Those who come in Renaissance period costume will receive a $2 discount if they purchase their ticket at the gate.

As part of the Faire’s ongoing tradition of supporting local education, groups of

school children can get a $5 admission to the Faire on Friday Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free bounce back tickets to the Faire on Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate.