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Renaissance Faire This Weekend

KINGS VALLEY, Ore. — If you’ve ever wanted to see a knight up close, now’s your chance. The 18th annual Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday morning and runs through Sunday.

Crews were already setting up Thursday morning on their site outside of Kings Valley, about 20 miles outside of Corvallis.

Volunteers say the setup will be similar to that of a state fair: booths where merchants will sell goods, stages with various activities to see, and a food court. Those who attend will travel back to late 16th century to see jousting knights, jugglers, magicians, pipers, ad-libbers, and Shakespeare plays.

Despite the fun festivities, one volunteer says her favorite part of the faire is seeing the community come together.

“Seeing the kids’ eyes light up when they see something really neat is probably one of the most fun things,” said Paige Vitek, the Muggers O’ Bedlam Guild Mistress. “The motto of the faire is history through fair play. So we try to teach as well as entertain.”

The faire runs from 10 am – 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11 for adults, $5 for children, and free for kids five and under. Coupons for $1 off are available by clicking here.

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