Ren Festival returns

The 11th Canterbury Renaissance Festival will be held near Silverton for four days starting July 20 and will feature a dragon lair adventure this year.

The festival grounds, located off state Highway 213 east of Silverton, will be filled with a village as it may have appeared during the days of Queen Elizabeth I (late 16th century), interactive stage, and participants playing characters from the era. Attendees are encoruaged to dress in period costume.

Activities will include sword fighting lessons, period archery, kids games and jousting demonstrations at noon and 4 p.m. each day.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. two weekends—July 20-21 and July 27-28. Price is admission is $15 per day or $27 for a weekend for adults; for seniors and kids 6 to 12 cost is $12/day or $21 for a weekend. Kids 5 and younger are free.

Canterbury Renaissance Festival is located at 6569 Valley View Road, off of Highway 213. To learn more visit