Carolina Renaissance Festival set to return this fall

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Calling all time travelers: The annual Carolina Renaissance Festival is set to return for the 2021 season.

In a social media post, organizers announced on Monday that the festival will return on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 21.

The event, a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair and jousting tournament, takes place on a 325-acre site at 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., in Huntersville.

According to the post, organizers stated they will continue to monitor announcements from health officials and will be prepared to implement potential COVID-19 safety guidelines that may be required.

Tickets will go on sale this summer. No specific date has been announced.

Last year was the first time in the festival’s 25-plus-year history that the event was canceled for an entire season.

In preparation for this year’s season, the festival will hold open auditions on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and June 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cannon School at 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., in Concord.

The festival is hiring actors, entertainers, musicians, performers and “colorful personalities of all types and experience levels.” For more information on auditions, click here.

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