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Due to Popular Demand, Florida Renaissance Festival Adds a Sixth Weekend of 16th Century Fun

Part of the "VIVA Florida 500" celebration, special guest appearance by Explorer Ponce de Leon to commemorate the founding anniversary of Florida

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 21 years of family entertainment fun and historical reenactments, the Florida Renaissance Festival will take patrons back into time showcasing knights on horseback, kings and queens, pirates, fairies, wenches, dancing fools, time travelers and singing merrymen for six weekends from February 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

A mix of old favorite characters and acts return, such as the Mud Show, Moonie the Magnificent, Washing Well Wenches, Celtic Mayhem, Harper & the Minstrel and others. New popular additions include Jacques Ze Whippeur, dangerous, comedy, romance act, which was one of the featured performers with the legendary Big Apple Circus; The Lost Boys, a cult favorite performing an energetic mix of traditional music and classic rock; Danny Lord, the Lord of Mischief bringing an unpredictable talent of silent clowning and magic; Lords of Adventure, comedy and swordplay fulfilling stories of adventure and a new full cast musical based on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Nights Dream."

2013 Theme weekends:

  • Romance Weekend - "Wine & Chocolate"February 9 and 10.
  • Pirates Weekend  - "Pillage the Village"February 16, 17 and 18.
  • Wenches Weekend -  "Bodacious Bodices"February 23 and 24.
  • Time Travelers Weekend  – "From Steampunk to the Stars"March 2 and 3.
  • Explorers Weekend  - "VIVA Florida - Florida's 500th Birthday"March 9 and 10.
  • St Patrick's Weekend - "We're going Green"March 16 and 17.

The Florida Renaissance Festival at Deerfield Beach's Quiet Waters Park will be open weekends beginning February 9th from 10 a.m. to sunset (including, Monday February 18th, President's Day) until March 17th.  Prices range from $20.00 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age.  Children 5 and younger are free.  Special seasonal passes are available for $65 and group ticket rates are also offered. The sponsors of the Florida Renaissance Festival include Warsteiner Beer and Coca-Cola.

The Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach has been seen by more than two million people during its royal period in South Florida. This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world. For more information visit: www.ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook: Florida Renaissance Festival; Follow us on Twitter: FlaRenFest and Instagram/flarenfest.  If you prefer the medieval method: 1-800-3-REN-FES. Download our new festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market.

Contact: 
Jose Boza  
The Boza Agency  
[email protected]  
786-326-7988    

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