GAME OF THRONES actor to attend Carolina Renaissance Festival this Sunday

Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson, who portrays “The Mountain” on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” will be a guest this Sunday at the Carolina Renaissance Festival, just outside Concord, at 16445 Poplar Tent Rd Huntersville

Bjornsson is also an internationally renowned World’s Strongest Man competitor. He will be making an appearance at the 2:30 p.m. joust followed by a meet and greet session at The Haven from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, an 12 stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.


Twelve stages featuring comedy acts, acrobats, medieval musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers, magicians and puppeteers – performing continuously for 7 ½ hours each day.

A tournament arena where skilled stunt riders, outfitted in suits of armor, ride their horses into battle during three jousts each day.

Hundreds of costumed characters.

Arts and Crafts:

Our 25-acre village is filled with over 100 open-air, storybook shops and medieval tents. Crafts include: clothing, armor-making, pottery, glass blowing, stained glass, elegant jewelry and more.

Many artisans demonstrate of their handiwork throughout the day, using tools and techniques that have been handed down through the centuries.


Kids and adults will enjoy the challenges of archery, ax-throwing, castle-storming, and climbing Jacob’s ladder.

They can also go on human-powered rides such as da Vinci’s Flying Machine, Voyage to the New World and the Swan Swing.

This is the place to toss tomatoes at the surly fools locked in the stocks at “Vegetable Justice.”


The Royal Kitchens serve a vast feast with giant roasted turkey drumsticks, steak-on-astake, pizza, bread bowl stews, salads and more. The Monk’s Bakery, the Cappuccino Inn and the Chocolate Shoppe tempt you with a variety of unique desserts. Pubs serve beer and wine.


Dates: The Carolina Renaissance Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday, from October 3rd through November 22nd.

Hours: 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday rain or shine.

Location: Just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.

Parking: FREE courtesy of Harris Teeter.

Advance Discount Tickets: $23 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter Stores regionwide. Children under 5 are always free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $1 more. Senior (60 and over) and Adult Military discount tickets with Military ID) are $21 at the gate. Child dependents of military personnel are $9. Tickets are also available for purchase online at

Visitor Information: Visitors should call (704) 896-5544 or toll free (877) 896-5544. Visit the Festival website at for more information.