The forecast for rain followed by rain, thunder and lighting kept some people away from opening day, said Doug Waterbury, owner of Empire Attractions, which owns and operates the festival at 15385 Farden Road, Sterling, Cayuga County.
Today's forecast of sunny, a light breeze and a high of 74 for the festival grounds is expected to draw more people.
On a good day, the festival can attract 15,000 to 20,000 people, he
The festival's stage and street performers recreate a 1585 English Renaissance village.
Artisans make crafts and sell their works.
In all, the festival features 1,700 actors, workers, artisans and performers, Waterbury
The festival has added a medieval dungeon and a large shade canopy for crowds watching performances, Waterbury
The ax throw game has been redone as well as lots of fresh paint and other infrastructure work, he
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