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A look inside North Dakota's first Renaissance Faire

The North Dakota Renaissance Faire is running Aug. 13-14 and 20-21 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

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Melisa Coedo performs with fire on the opening day of the first-ever North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. The Renaissance Faire continues Sunday and returns next weekend.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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WEST FARGO — Fairies, magicians, knights and more! The North Dakota Renaissance Faire has opened for its first season at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14 and 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details can be found at ndrenaissancefaire.com .

Here are some photos highlighting the first day:

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Opal the Fairy makes bubbles for children to enjoy during the opening day of the North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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Connor O’Carraig performs his magic show on the opening day of the North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum
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People line up to get tickets to enter the first ever North Dakota Renaissance Faire on its opening day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

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North Dakota Renaissance Faire attendees shoot targets with a bow and arrow on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota Renaissance Faire attendees throw javelin on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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Danielle Kerber, left, Chase Kerber, Sam Nelson and Matt Hanson-Nelson show off their renaissance-themed outfits during the opening day of the first-ever North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum
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Gaige Jevne, left, Kat Claeys, Kylee Johnson and Jessica Butler pose in their renaissance outfits on the opening day of the North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum
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Pester and Soso, the High Flying Fools, play instruments during their performance at the North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum
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Dave Horvath holds up his shield for kids to hit on the opening day of the North Dakota Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum
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North Dakota Renaissance Faire attendees clap during a magic show on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum

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