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Renaissance FestivalA castle is under construction at this year’s Renaissance Festival at 126th and State, Bonner Springs, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
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Renaissance FestivalShaunay Martin sold “dragon scales” at the Renaissance Festival last weekend. (Photo by William Crum)
This year’s Renaissance Festival is building a castle. It’s also building up local charities through its fundraising program.
The new castle is one of the most interesting events in the festival’s history. Stonemasons have been at work laying the stone for the castle at the festival grounds at 126th and State, Bonner Springs.
Civic groups and charities are also busy at the festival, raising funds for the Boy Scouts, theater groups and other civic organizations.
One group is selling “dragon scales” this year to raise funds for breast cancer treatment and research. The proceeds from the sales of the items go directly to ArtBra KC, an organization that helps uninsured women and men with breast cancer get the proper treatment they need. The major focus is to find a cure for breast cancer.
“For many years the Renaissance Festival has encouraged organizations to get involved. We donate a lot of money to organizations as well such as Harvesters, just to name one. After all we are part of the community ourselves. There's a lot of new things at this year's Renaissance Festival as well, for the whole family, which we are excited about,” said Will Peterson, director of marketing.
There’s a lot to see and do at the Renaissance Festival this year, whether it is eating a turkey leg – they sell an estimated 50,000 every year – or attending a show at the festival.
The festival is open on weekends only through Oct. 14, Columbus Day. For more information visit the website, www.kcrenfair.com.