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Ren Fest opens this weekend

Larkspur festival enters 38th season

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Impromptu parades are never an uncommon sight at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, which kicks off June 14 in Larkspur and runs from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 3.
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Goodness gracious, 'Great Balls of Fire.' This man has the hottest job at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, performing four times a day, to the delight of much cooler spectators. This year's festival kicks off June 14 and is open every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Larkspur.
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The Colorado Renaissance Festival offers up yet another summer of turkey legs, jousting and themed weekends all wrapped in a magical package that sends visitors back to the 16 century, beginning this weekend.

With fire-breathers, singing pirates and more than 200 artisans lining the village streets and pathways, there is something for everyone at Larkspur's biggest annual festival — not to mention, lots of food.

As many dress the part of the era, it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between who is a guest of the fair and who is among, as it states on the festival website, the “cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the festival's seven stages.”

The Good King Henry will be present for all eight weekends, from the “Opening Weekend: Memories that Last” weekend of June 14-15 up until the “Fare Thee Well and Mardi Gras Style Carnivale” weekend of Aug. 2-3.

There will be plenty of new entertainment this year to, including stage act, The KamiKaze Fireflies, who have appeared on America's Got Talent.

Ticket prices start online at $8 per child, age 5-12, and $16.95 for ages 13 and up. Prices are $9/$19.95 at the gate. Children under age 5 are free, as is parking.

The Village of Larkspurshire, 650 W. Perry Park Ave. in Larkspur, will be open from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only, rain or shine. No pets are allowed.
For more information, please visit www.coloradorenaissance.com.

2014 Themed weekends

June 14-15: Opening Weekend: Memories that Last
June 21-22: Royal Ale & Art Festival
June 28-29: Celtic Festival
July 5-6: Children's Weekend
July 12-13: Wine Revelry
July 19-20: Love & Romance
July 26-27: Music & Dance Festival
Aug. 2-3: Fare Thee Well & Mardi Gras Style Carnivale