Maryland Renaissance Festival. Ye olde Maryland Renaissance festival rushes guests back to the 16th century for costume-wearing, meat-on-a-stick-eating, gypsy-silk-vending, and knight-jousting fun. Festival runs Aug. 23 to Oct. 19; call or check website for schedule. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, (410) 266-7304, rennfest.com. First nine days of festival: Adults, $17, seniors, $15, children, $8; after: Adults, $22, seniors, $19, children, $10.