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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Do I need to dress in renaissance clothes?
A: No. However the Michiana Renaissance Festival is a great chance
to dress up and have some fun. You can dress up as a medieval peasant, a renaissance
artist, a Viking warrior, a pirate captain, or even anything fantasy such as a
grumpy ogre. There are so many options to be creative.
Q: What does a ticket get me?
A: A ticket gets you admission to the Michiana Renaissance Festival for
a single day. All of the events, acts and shows are included with your admission.
Q: Would I want to attend both days?
A: Yes! There are so many events, acts and shows that it would be nearly
impossible to take in everything in a single day.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The show goes on!
Q: Is the event handicapped accessible?
A: We've done a lot to make sure that everything has handicapped access,
from the clear pathways to the restrooms.
Q: Can I bring a pet?
A: Only service animals for the disabled will be allowed in the festival.
Q: Can I smoke at the festival?
A: No. Smoking is not allowed in public areas, parks, etc. in St. Joseph County
Q: My costume has a cool weapon. Can I bring it?
A: Probably yes. Period weapons are allowed as long as they can be peace-tied.
As guests enter the festival their weapons will be inspected for a peace-tie. Any unsecured
weapon will be peace-tied by staff using heavy duty tie-wraps. Weapons that cannot be
secured or are deemed inappropriate will not be allowed in the festival.
Q: What does "Peace-tied" mean?
A: Peace-tying a weapon keeps if from being used. As an example, a sword must
be sheathed and the hilt of the sword must be peace-tied to the sheath so that it cannot be
drawn. Arrows in a quiver must be peace-tied together and the bow unstrung. It is a simple
process that helps insure the safety of the guests.
Q: Is it OK to tip the actors?
A: Yes. The actors are paid horribly, if at all. Feel free to tip
generously to show your appreciation.
Q: What does "Michiana" mean.
A: The close cities of South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Notre Dame (University), Goshen and Niles all are near the Michigan/Indiana border. The locals have taken to calling this area "Michiana".
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