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West Newton Renaissance festival in full swing

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Chelsea Charlesworth and 'Lady' Margery Horsman play their flutes to welcome the guests at the entrance gate to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Chelsea Charlesworth and 'Lady' Margery Horsman play their flutes  to welcome the guests at the entrance gate to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ye Old Klass Klown performs during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ye Old Klass Klown performs during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - King Henry of England draws his sword during the joust at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, to stop Sir Sancho and Sir Joseph from fighting.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>King Henry of England draws his sword during the joust at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, to stop Sir Sancho and Sir Joseph from fighting.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Michael Moody and Randall Scott perform as The Duelists for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Michael Moody and Randall Scott perform as The Duelists for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - The Craic Show, a Gaelic music group, perform at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>The Craic Show, a Gaelic music group, perform at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Gypsy Donya Voce and jester Twinkles Fuzzyhead pose during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Gypsy Donya Voce and jester Twinkles Fuzzyhead pose during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Sir Sancho, Count of Madeira and Sir Joseph, Count of Moldavia, joust during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Sir Sancho, Count of Madeira and Sir Joseph, Count of Moldavia, joust during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - The Great Rondini, a master escape artist, maneuvers his way out of a straight jacket during his performance at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>The Great Rondini, a master escape artist, maneuvers his way out of a straight jacket during his performance at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - King Henry of England knights Nicholas Kenney, 9, during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013. He was celebrating his birthday with his mother Linnsey Kenney of Scottdale.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>King Henry of England knights Nicholas Kenney, 9, during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013. He was celebrating his birthday with his mother Linnsey Kenney of Scottdale.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Michael Moody and Randall Scott perform as The Duelists for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Michael Moody and Randall Scott perform as The Duelists for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ye Old Klass Klown performs during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ye Old Klass Klown performs during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Members of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival wave goodbye to their guests on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Members of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival wave goodbye to their guests on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
JimFerence | The Valley Independent - Jake Palmer, 14, watches his brother Luke Palmer, 8, of Cecil Township, try shooting a longbow with the help of bowmaker Justin Steinmetz of Reading on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. They were with their grandparents, Al and Patricia Palmer of Perryopolis.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>JimFerence |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Jake Palmer, 14, watches his brother Luke Palmer, 8, of Cecil Township, try shooting a longbow with the help of bowmaker Justin Steinmetz of Reading on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. They were with their  grandparents, Al and Patricia Palmer of Perryopolis.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Queen Katherine and King Henry of England are shown at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Queen Katherine and King Henry of England are shown at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Madison Hickman, 7, throws tomatoes at a peasant during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. She was with her parents, Marisa and Jaysen McCormick of Greensburg.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Madison Hickman, 7, throws tomatoes at a peasant during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. She was with her parents, Marisa and Jaysen McCormick of Greensburg.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - A bubble fairy blows some magic bubbles at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Fair on Saturday August 31,2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>A bubble fairy blows some magic bubbles at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Fair on Saturday August 31,2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Merchants march in the royal parade at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Merchants march in the royal parade at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Members of the audience chain up the Great Rondini Master Escape Artist during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Members of the audience chain up the Great Rondini Master Escape Artist during the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - The Great Rondini Master Escape Artist perfoms at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>The Great Rondini Master Escape Artist perfoms at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Saturday August 31,2013.
JimFerence | The Valley Independent - Allison Lettrich 4, watches a a bubble fairy blows some magical bubbles for her on Saturday August 31,2013 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. She was with her parents Amy Reed and Derek Lettrich of Export.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>JimFerence |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Allison Lettrich 4, watches a a bubble fairy blows some magical bubbles for her on Saturday August 31,2013 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.  She was with her parents Amy Reed and Derek Lettrich of Export.

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Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, 7:46 p.m.
 

Hear ye, hear ye: The seventh season of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is in full swing.

Located at the festival grounds, 112 Renaissance Lane, off I-70, near West Newton, the event continues every weekend through the end of September, and is open on Labor Day.

The festival features entertainment, food, and the Village Marketplace with dozens of artisans peddling their wares.

The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.

For more information, go to www.pittsburghrenfest.com.

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