History buffs and Game of Thrones fans will revel in the chance to dress up and party like lords and ladies, maidens and knights at the 2014 Michigan Renaissance Festival. This year’s festivities include tastings of Michigan meads, feats of strength with sword fighting and arm wrestling competitions, Irish, Scottish, Medieval and other traditional music, fire eaters, jugglers, artisans, and, naturally, a beard competition. Grab a turkey leg and bite right in.
10am-7pm. $11-$22. Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. 248-634-5552. michrenfest.com