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Renaissance Faire brings costumed performances to Biloxi

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The City of Biloxi played host to the Middle Ages this weekend. From period costumes to cooked turkey legs Hiller Park was transformed by the 12th Annual Renaissance Faire.  

After nearly a year in the making the faire set up shop in Hiller Park in Biloxi.  

Blarney Coast sang traditional Irish folk songs and actors portrayed pirates in colorful, period costumes. The singing and acting were one of the many performances that peppered the faire ground.

That kind of entertainment has contributed to the success of previous faires.

"Well I come here every single year because I just love the dress up and the demonstrations. I like do it yourself projects and a lot of crafts so also to dress up is just a lot of fun," attendee Nicole Manuel said.  

"You can be different character or you can just be yourself and enjoy a big ole turkey leg. Its just a fun festival it's kinda like Halloween, Mardi Gras, but it's just our own take," said one of the event's coordinators Bon Ha.  

One crowd favorite was the fire performance.  

"It's not the same event every year. Every year's different. If you come out and see it, it's going to surprise you. It's safe for the family and a lot of fun," Manuel said.  

All proceeds for this year's event go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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