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When it comes to high fantasy, few fairs have Utah Renaissance Faire beat. No matter what event festival-goers choose to attend, they'll be met with live music, talented artisans, and family-friendly activities. Throughout the 2016 season, the festival will feature champion jouster Charlie Andrews along with the popular Eastern European group Stary Olsa, known for their medieval music and covers of popular music. "The Silk Road" area will highlight the influence of the Middle East and Asia during the Renaissance Era, and is replete with performing stages, vendors, and camel rides. The Egyptian band Kairo by Night, meanwhile, will entertain guests with live music and belly dancers, while a petting zoo will keep younger visitors entertained.
Elsewhere on the grounds, vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music, a royal court along with its retinue of entertainers like archers and combat actors will wow the crowds, and a nightly five-course medieval feast will be accompanied by a jousting contest and authentic medieval music. To round off their visit, guests can also see Grassroots Shakespeare company conducting workshops and putting on a production of Anthony and Cleopatra in the evenings, which will be free to the public.