The Fairytale ending

Hammond- The Louisiana renaissance festival travels to Hammond every November for a month’s delight of fun and learning.
The Festival has grown each year adding new and exciting attractions, but still includes some of the old favorites like Jousting, glassblowing and games.
Long time visitor Bethany McStaffe, “I come each year and it seems larger and larger. It amazes me how new the festival seems each year, but they still have all my favorites.”
Organizers take visitors to the medieval town of Albright, the 10 acre attraction features nearly 100 shops and stores completely designed to stun festival goers with souvenirs from deadly swords to period style corsets available.
Entertainment includes over 40 shows and attractions like blacksmith and coppersmith demonstrations, and wine tastings.
“The artistry is amazing I’m completely blown away by all the shops and entertainment, the jousting is just surreal”, said Sara Maxwell, first time visitor.
“I’ve been here a few times, but my family is getting a kick out of it,” said local Tom Landry, “The jugglers just seemed to marvel my son Aaron. He loves this place; I think he’s going to be hooked for life.”
Entertaining and adventurous for both the young and old the fair concludes it’s final two weekends of festivities with Celtic weekend on Dec .4-5 and the firework finale on Dec. 11-12.
Organizers say they will continue to plan bigger and more extravagant events for next year.

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