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Half-off tickets to the 2017 Michigan Renaissance Festival, which opens Aug. 19

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HOLLY, Mich. – The 2017 Michigan Renaissance Festival opens Aug. 19 and runs weekends through Oct. 1 this year. You can buy half-price tickets to the festival set in the time of Queen Elizabeth here

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The Real Deal offers 50% off adult and kids tickets. Adults can get in for $11.50 and kids for $6.95. Get more information on the deal here. 

Activities are available for visitors of all ages, including a playscape and people-powered rides for children. Adults 21 and older will find a variety of pubs and an array of foods to go along with the entertainment. 

Themes for each weekend this year include: 

Aug. 19-20: Royal Pet & Ale Fest 

  • 10th annual Pet Festival 
  • Weiner Dog Races
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • Ugliest Dog Competition 

Aug. 26-27: Highland Fling 

  • Highland Heavy Games
  • Flint Scottish Pipe Band 
  • Men in Kilts Competition

Sept. 2-4: High Seas Adventure 

  • Beard Competition 
  • Tattoo Competition 
  • Knights on Bikes

Sept. 9-10: Wonders of the World 

  • Belly Dance Championships
  • Steampunk Invasion
  • Dr. Who Costume Contest 
  • Gears, Gadgets & Glam! 
  • Deaf Awareness Weekend

Sept. 16-17: Shamrocks & Shenanigans

  • Irish Heavy Games
  • Flint Scottish Pipe Band 
  • Men in Kilts Competition

Sept. 23-24: Harvest Huzzah 

  • BBQ Festival and Competition
  • Archery Competition

Festival Friday: Sept. 29

  • School Day 
  • Royal Masquerade Ball
  • Ladies Shopping Day
  • Military Discount

Sweet Endings: Sept. 30-Oct.

  • Chocolate Festival
  • Wedding Wars
  • Fencing Competition

Get more information here about performers, daily royal events, festival policies, directions and more.

The Michigan Renaissance Festival takes place at 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442,