Huzzah! Renaissance Festival opens on Saturday

Costumed characters, including a king, perform at the Renaissance Festival, which opens Saturday at 130th and State, Bonner Springs. The king performed at the Renaissance Festival preview. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

The Renaissance Festival kicks off its season on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs.

The festival continues on weekends, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day, through Oct. 14.

The festival re-creates a medieval town, and has costumed characters performing roles such as royalty, entertainers and musicians in costume. There are plays and skits, as well as musical entertainment. There is food in the medieval style available for purchase.

The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Columbus Day, the hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is held rain or shine.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/.

Costumed characters and musicians perform at the Renaissance Festival, which opens Saturday at 130th and State, Bonner Springs. This musician was at the Renaissance Festival preview. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

More scenes from the Renaissance Festival preview. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Some characters ply a trade at the Renaissance Festival preview. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Costumed characters perform at the Renaissance Festival, which opens Saturday at 130th and State, Bonner Springs. This character was at the Renaissance Festival preview. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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Scenes from Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United

Yohan Croizet crossed himself and pointed to the heavens in celebration after his goal. Croizet scored in the 47th minute, almost immediately after coming on as a halftime substitute. Sporting KC won, 2-0, over Minnesota. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Veterans of World War II were celebrated on the field before the Sporting KC Game Saturday. They saluted as the colors were presented. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
The Liberty Police Department color guard presented the colors. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Ilie Sanchez signed an autograph for some delighted fans after the game. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Drums kept the atmosphere rowdy in the Cauldron, the north end stands. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Kristian Nemeth launched a shot in the second half. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Johnny Russell made a run to the goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Diego Rubio launched a shot. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Graham Zusi looked for an opening in the Minnesota defense. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Johnny Russell was picked up by two Minnesota defenders on an attacking run. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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Tiblow Days parade celebrates Bonner Springs

The Clark Middle School cheerleaders marched in the Tiblow Days parade Saturday. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The 2018 Tiblow Days finished Saturday with a parade and carnival. The annual festival celebrates the heritage and people of Bonner Springs.

The Gateway High Steppers of Kansas City, Kansas, performed at the pavilion after the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Members of the Gateway High Steppers pulled Bonner Springs cheerleaders from the crowd to dance together. (Photo copyright by Brian Turrel)
Wyandotte County CEO David Alvey was on hand to watch the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (an Irish Catholic fraternal organization) marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
The Gateway High Steppers performed in the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Members of the White Tiger Tae Kwon Do club showed off their skills. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Performers from the Renaissance Festival marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Performers from the Renaissance Festival marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
All ages enjoyed the merry-go-round at the carnival after the Tiblow Days parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
The Bonner Springs High School marching band performed. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for governor, rode in a vintage Army jeep during the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Carnival rides were a popular attraction after the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
The Bonner Springs High School Dazzlers dance group performed at the pavilion after the parade. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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