An unmanned drone recently stumbled upon this abandoned Renaissance Faire in Fredericksburg, Virginia (with the use of a quadcopter and TBS Discovery with Naza GPS). The drone provides an amazing overview of this decaying fairground, hidden deep in the Virginia woods (sorta, I mean it's off a main road, and relatively easy to get to).


Here's the video, it's short and pretty damn rad:

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The backstory...

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George Washington’s mother once owned the land here, and not long after the Washingtons moved on to greener pastures a Renaissance Faire sprouted up. The area itself is called “Sherwood Forest”, because duh! The Ren-Faire was in operation from 1996 until it tanked from low ticket sales in 1999. The property has been decaying ever since.


From the looks of the drone video, it’s a pretty epic abandoned fairground, with loads of huge buildings still standing in pretty good condition, though a lot more weedy than before. There’s even an abandoned ship sitting in a moat. There are towers, a jousting arena, a bar with built-in kegs, and of course the obligatory graffiti and paintball vandalism.


Should you venture out to the fairgrounds, douse yourself in bug spray as the area is a notorious breeding ground for ticks. Oh yeah, and wear orange if you visit during hunting season. In the meantime, let’s hope this drone doesn’t bomb the shit out* of this abandoned Ren-Faire. Or maybe that’d be a good thing…lots of ill-fitted corsets roamed those woods. 

*Obviously I know it's not THAT kind of drone. Jeez.


BONUS!

The Abandoned Land of Oz...where you can actually rent Dorothy's house!

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EXTRA BONUS:

If you're into creepy, abandoned theme parks, you may enjoy the terrifying story of Lake Shawnee...it's just your typical abandoned amusement park that was the site of unspeakable evil, after having been built on a Native American burial ground...NO BIG DEAL!!!

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Here are even more creepy abandoned amusement parks to visit…if you dare! 

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