10th Annual

August 27-28, 2022
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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 ADA approved 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 (Ordinance Link).

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".

Krieg Devault
Laderer & Fischer, P.C.
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