It happens every year around Labor Day. You start getting that itch to dress like a knight, eat giant hunks of meat, and take in a joust or two. There's time, you think, the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
goes on all month. Well, the time has cometh, as they say down in West Newton every weekend from late August until the end of September. The final weekend of the fest is nigh 'n'at
This weekend will feature an Oktoberfest theme with German food and dancing, as well as the normal events and the Artisan Marketplace. The festival — located at 112 Renaissance Lane in
West Newton — is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at a discount in advance
and at the box office.