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VARF Still Alive!

While the old Virginia Renaissance Faire may be closed down, we still live on at the new Virginia Renaissance Faire that has been running since 2001. Located at the Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania County, we aren't as big and glamorous as the old site, but the spirit is there and it's a fantastic faire. If you're in the area, you could come check us out. We open Mother's Day weekend and run for 5 weeks!

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The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Virginia's Renaissance Faire ran from 1996 to 1999, and since then the site has remained untouched, slowly crumbling as it falls into the Dark Ages. Besieged by the elements, these Tudor-style buildings and grand castles are inexorably falling apart.

Top image: Sean Toler.

There's a fantastic Flickr group devoted to the Virginia Rennaissance Faire, in all its crumbling glory. Here are just some of the fantastic photos you'll find there, by photographers Sean Toler (with Sean Toler Photo) and Jack in DC. (Update: added photos by Ayne Bales Photography.) Check out tons more over at Flickr. [Thanks, Nekussa!]

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

The Haunting Remains of the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Photo by Jack in DC.

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