The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The 26th annual Georgia Renaissance Festival runs for eight weeks from April until June outside of Fairburn, GA south of Atlanta. Actors and revelers alike walk the grounds in costume each weekend as performances, games, jousts, vendors and food entertain the masses.

The entrance to the Georgia Renaissance Festival located outside of Fairbburn, GA.

James Freer holds up Cameron Tomele with his legs as he juggles knives during the Barely Balanced Acrobat and Comedy show at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May, 1, 2011.

James Freer and Cameron Tomele juggle knives back and forth as Margret Ebert balances on a ball in between them during the Barely Balanced Acrobat and Comedy show at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May, 1, 2011.

James Freer, Margret Ebert and Cameron Tomele perform on stage during the Barely Balanced Acrobat and Comedy show at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May, 1, 2011.

Children use sacks to battle on King of the Log during the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May 1, 2011.

A small dragon rests on a boy's shoulder as he watches the Ded Bob Show at the Georgi.a Renaissance Festival on May 1, 2011

Clark Orwick performs the Ded Bob Show at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May 1, 2011.

Dressed as a pirate, a child waits for the next performance to begin.

As part of the entertainment, guests to the renaissance festival can test their skill with knives, bows and arrows or axes.

The start to the pirate and sword auction.

As part of the entertainment at the renaissance festival a child rides a griffon as he jousts against the Black Knight on Sunday May 1, 2011.

Foods of all sorts are served at the festival including turkey legs, sausage on a stick , and chocolate covered strawberries.

Knights test their skills on the jousting field as they lance small metal rings on Sunday May 1, 2011.

A lance breaks as Sir Mauldron strikes Sir Maximillian from Hanlon-Lee’s Action Theatre during the joust to the death at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May 1, 2011.

Sir Maximillian charges on Sir Mauldron from Hanlon-Lee’s Action Theatre after knockin him from his steed during the joust to the death at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May 1, 2011.

Sir Maximillian walks through flames with his sword lit with fire after dismounting from his steed at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Sunday May 1, 2011.

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