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West Virginia Renaissance festival opens for third season


LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Renaissance Festival will honor veterans, active-duty service members and first responders during its opening weekend, June 5-6. The festival will provide free admission to those groups as part of the tribute. 

“We thank you for your service and look forward to seeing you during our opening Pirate’s Landing theme weekend,” said Dawna Smith, Renaissance Festival spokesperson. 

The Renaissance Festival is opening for its third season on June 5, and will be open every weekend in June. 

“With acres to roam, it’s the perfect place to spend a fun and safe day outdoors, as you step back in time to experience live jousting where armored knights on horseback compete to be champion or listen to bagpipes and drums resonate through the valley, and harpists play in quiet wooded corners,” Smith said. 

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