Nebraska’s Largest Renaissance Faire Comes to Bellevue Berry Farm in May
On the weekends of May 4–5 and May 11–12, the Renaissance Festival of Nebraska (renfestnebraska.com) will be at Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch (11001 S. 48th St., Papillion). The first weekend, with its Magic & Majestics theme, will feature all the wizards, magicians, sorcerers, and conjurers of the land. The second weekend will be known as a Celtic Celebration, paying tribute to the Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, and Welsh. With this much variety, it won’t be uncommon for people to attend both weekends!
The New Riders of the Golden Age, internationally acclaimed joust professionals from Sarasota, FL, will offer a different equestrian jousting program each festival weekend, three times daily. These true-to-life jousters will surprise and delight with their live steel swordsmanship and daring deeds, clashing with one another in genuine full-contact competitive matches. Everyone in attendance will want to witness the pageantry and peril that only these brave knights and their warhorses can bring to the battlefield. To round out your daily adventures, enjoy historical re-enactment groups full of informational fun, games of skill, hands-on activities, and free craft-making for the wee-folk. With more than 60 merchants, over 200 costumed characters, and dozens of performers, this really is Nebraska’s largest Renaissance festival! Learn more online at renfestnebraska.com.