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Festival offers taste of 16th century England
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The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is under way this month, offering visitors a trip back in time to 16th century England complete with a tour of Castle Gwyn.The festival runs every weekend in May and concludes on Memorial Day. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds located off Highway 96 between Murfreesboro and Franklin.The annual event brings performers, artisans and vendors from across the country. Over 60 skilled artisans display their wares from silks to swords, from gems to jewels, from face painting to wand-making in the village of Covington Glen.The festival also offers an array of tastes including the always-favorite giant turkey leg and other specialty foods and drinks.