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Renaissance Festival returns for second year at fairgrounds

Leamington Fairgrounds looked like a scene from out of the history books as knights in shining armour mounted their horses to compete in great feats of valour, such as jousting, sword fighting and archery.

The two-day Renaissance Festival was hampered slightly by wet weather Saturday morning, May 11, although the grey skies parted for some afternoon sunshine.

It was the second year for the Leamington District Agricultural Society (LDAS) and the Knights of Valour partnership in what they plan to make an annual festival.

According to Carrie Smith, treasurer of the LDAS, it was a great weekend and they hope the festival will continue to grow.

With Sunday’s events being the same day as many Mother’s Day celebrations, she said they may look at a different date for next year.

She estimates a weekend attendance around 1,500. The festival included many vendor booths, along with food trucks, a street performer, birds of prey demonstration and more.

The Agricultural Society will now get ready for the annual Leamington Fair held at the fairgrounds May 23-26.

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