See crazy stunts, meet a king, eat a turkey leg at Georgia Renaissance Festival

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FAIRBURN, Ga. —

Where can people witness  death-defying stunts, throw an ax, meet a king and attend a joust, all while eating a turkey leg? In Fairburn of course, at the Georgia Renaissance Festival.

A trip to the Georgia Renaissance Festival is a trip back to a 16th century kingdom and village. Visitors can shop, eat and revel with a cast of nearly 1,000 colorfully costumed characters and enjoy 10 stages of music and comedy shows set against a permanent backdrop of Tudor homes and enchanting cottages. This is the 27th year of the festival.

Shows this year include Barely Balanced, a physical daring and awe-inspiring acrobatic show that's full of laughs, a birds of prey show, a funny mud show, a hypnotherapist, a flying debris show and the joust, among others.

GALLERY: Enjoy turkey legs, kings, amazing stunts at Georgia Renaissance Festival

Aside from the shows, there are games, rides, activities, demonstrations, music and food.

Popular food choices include the pork chop on a stick, steak on a steak, the king's weenie, fried mac and cheese on a stick and the infamous turkey leg.

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The Festival is open weekends now thru June 3. Every weekend has a different theme. Kids free weekend, pirates weekend and fantasy weekend are just a few of the upcoming events. Visitors can come in costume any weekend.

New this year, there's a different featured guest performer every weekend. Check the festival's website for who is performing each weekend.