Renaissance Festival begins this weekend

— Henry VIII and his royal crown is returning this year to the Renaissance Festival, which kicks off Saturday at the festival grounds north of Bonner Springs.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends, Saturday through Oct. 15. The front gate ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m.

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Melissa Lacey/Journal-World File Photo

The Renaissance Festival kicks off this weekend in Bonner springs. The Canterbury Dancers performed at last year's festival.

Each weekend has a theme: Irish Blarney, Saturday-Monday; Vintage Italy, Sept. 9-10; Eastern Escapades, Sept. 16-17; Mighty Scottish Games, Sept. 23-24; Carnivale de France, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Spanish Armada, Oct. 7-9; and Oktoberfest, Oct. 14-15.

Ticket prices range from $6.95 for children 5 and older to $13.95 for adults. Children under 5 are admitted free.

For more information, call (800) 373-0357 or visit the Web site www.kcrenfest.com.

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