This Weekend is Your Last Chance to Visit the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Located about an hour and half away in Eminence, Kentucky, the 15th-annual fair returned this year despite the pandemic

click to enlarge Photo from the 2019 Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival - Photo: Checkmate Photography /
Photo: Checkmate Photography /
Photo from the 2019 Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

All hope is not lost, dear lordes and ladies. If you were bummed about the Ohio Renaissance Festival being canceled this year, you still have one weekend left to don your coziest corset and most dapper doublet and embark on a voyage to the annual Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival.

Located about an hour and a half southwest of Cincinnati in Eminence, Kentucky, despite many fest and event cancelations due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems nothing can stop this faire from carrying on. 

The fest kicked off on July 4 and continues through Aug. 16 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Organizers posted a list of COVID-19 guidelines on their Facebook page on June 30 outlining many of the CDC's requirements as well as their own, including:

  • All food and beverage employees must be masked and gloved;
  • Masks are required in all vendor and enclosed spaces;
  • Vendors, entertainers and employees will have their temperatures checked;
  • Masks must be worn when 6 feet of social distancing isn't possible;
  • Social distancing will be strongly encouraged as will good hygiene practices;
  • Plexiglass dividers have been placed between food and drink spaces;
  • And more.

See full list of guidelines here. 

Daily tickets for the festival cost $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12; weekend tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children. 

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