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Renaissance lovers have one more weekend

Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Head to the Washington County Fair Complex for the Oregon Renaissance Festival, featuring stage entertainment, dancing and music.The second annual Oregon Renaissance Festival in Hillsboro is only open for one more weekend, so gather the whole family and head to the Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro, for jousting, falconry, entertainment, music, food and drink and merriment. Talented entertainers and unique shopping options await.

The festival is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.95 for age 13 and older and $7.95 for children age 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger get in free.

Organizers of the festival are touting talents that would have been appreciated 100 years ago: swordsmen, jugglers, ventriloquists, musicians, comedians, singers, duos, trios, dancers and prancers. The best act could win $500 and the chance for a performance contract for the 2015 Renaissance Festival.

Submit an audition video at facebook.com/oregonrenaissancefestival by Sept. 17 at midnight. A live talent show will be held the final weekend of the festival, Sept. 20 and 21.

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