Spectators at Thanksgiving Point observed royalty, mermaids and men on horseback jousting as if it was medieval times. The Utah Renaissance Faire, held Friday and Saturday, includes more than 100 shows. The Knights of Mayhem will again hold jousting demonstrations at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

The faire also includes escape artists, puppet shows, storytellers, music and armored combat.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nick Hosto in between rounds of a competition put on by the Armored Combat League at the Utah Renaissance Faire at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Friday Aug. 23, 2019.
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On its website, the faire answers this question: “What types of costumes are theme appropriate?”

Here are their answers:

1. Elizabethan and Tudor era

2. Shakespearean

3. Norsemen / Vikings

4. Italian Renaissance

5. Pirates

6. European medieval times

7. Scottish

8. Musketeers

9. Celtic

10. Marco Polo era Asia

11. Peasants

12. Fairy folk

13. Mermaids

14. Dragons