Take a step back to simpler times at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival. Since 1979 this event has given visitors a chance to relive the glory days of the 16th century. From the food to the live entertainment there is a little bit of fun to be had by all.

People from all over travel to Holly, Michigan to enjoy the sights and sounds of a time long ago. Costumes are not required but are certainly welcome. Many of the people who dress the part spend an entire year designing and creating the piece of art. One guest who has been coming to the festival since 1982, handmade her costume out of wool and it consisted of three layers.

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If costuming isn’t your cup of tea there are shops at the festival that have all sorts of handcrafted designs that will surely catch your eye. From the hand blown glass sculptures to the flower crowns there is a little bit of something for everyone.

We asked many of the guests to describe the experience and longtime festival goer Joe Davis said, “It’s kind of hard to describe you have to experience it.”

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Christian Burge has been coming to the festival every year since he was 12, now he brings his children to share in the annual family tradition.

There is so much fun to be had by all at the festival. If you are looking for a great way to spend a weekend be sure to check out the Michigan Renaissance Festival which runs every weekend until October 2. Ticket information can be found at http://www.michrenfestnew.michrenfest.com/.

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The CW50 Street Team had a great time blasting back to the 16th century, we can’t wait to go back again sometime soon!