The Renaissance Festival turns east opening weekend August 20 and 21 for a weekend dedicated to Middle-Eastern and Asian arts and culture. The Silk Road: Discover the Riches theme weekend will bring belly dance performances, swordsmanship demos and Middle Eastern music. Marvel at all things magical at the Fairy Festival. The weekend will feature vendors that specialize in fairy houses and lawn and garden ornaments to bring your fairy garden to life! Silk Road will also bring out your competitive side with the Fairy House, Long Bow, Bean Bag, and Fantasy Mask competitions.