Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Take an Imaginary Journey Four Centuries into the Past By. [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Take an Imaginary Journey Four Centuries into the Past By. [Derived Headline]

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Take an imaginary journey four centuries into the past by visiting the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival starting next weekend near West Newton, Westmoreland County.

Known for its knights on horseback and true-to-life jousting events, the festival features seven stages of musicians and entertainers (including a sword swallower), the reigning king and queen, strolling jugglers and costumed characters who will mill through the crowd and interact with the audience.

New this year are a revamped Children's Kingdom with crafts and games and new foods, like fried macaroni and cheese and sweet potato fries with brown sugar to go along with old favorites, such as turkey drumsticks and soup in a crusty bread bowl.

The festival will also sport a different theme each weekend, starting with "Romance" Saturday and next Sunday. …

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