The Michigan Renaissance Festival kicks off this weekend in Hollygrove, and will be open weekends and Labor Day through the end of September.  Each weekend at the Renaissance Festival has a theme, this weekend is the Royal Pet & Ale Festival.

That's right, you are encouraged to bring your pets, there will be contests and shows and pet vendors.

There will also be micro-brew tasting, $5 for 5 samples, 21 and over only please.

Don't miss "Press-A-Wench" and the Hot Wing Eating Competition.

Along with all that is fun and entertainment all around you.  Jousting, song and dance, comedy, food & drink, you won't be bored!

Parking is free.  Tickets and more information can be had by visiting:  www.michrenfest.com

Don't forget to grab a giant turkey leg to gnaw on while you're there!