During the Middle Ages, peasants and kings alike donned ancient Greek and Roman garments for an annual Classical Festival, drinking strong black wine and daring one another to wrestle and kiss a surly goat. Today's Groupon renews the spirit of the times: for $10, you get one adult ticket to the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn (a $20 value). This deal is only valid for ticket redemption on the weekends of April 23 and 24 or April 30 and May 1.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival teems with life, noise, and the PG-13 debauchery of nearly 1,000 costumed rakes, harlequins, and ne'er-do-wells. Nab a blown-glass or carved-stone piece of the imagined past in the artist market; nosh on super-sized turkey legs and other medieval fare at any of the food courts; or spiral, dip, and spin on rides ($1–$5 per attraction) like the Sea Dragon, Barrel O'Bedlam, and the hydraulic iron maiden.
Easter weekend (April 23–24) heralds a host of holiday events, including a candy hunt, egg relay race, and egg toss. On the weekend of April 30 and May 1, faire-folk can bring a pet bedecked in the robes of a mighty king or blouse of a curvy wench for the fair's pet costume and trick contests. Throughout the anachronistic fair, festival-goers can catch jousting tournaments between skilled knights and falconry shows with swooping birds of prey, interspersed with surprise inquisitions to make sure they're having a good time.