Yes, you can take your dog to the Michigan Renaissance Festival and I highly recommend it.

To quote our digital sales manager, "You can take your dog to the Ren Fest? I should take mine - he's been a little down lately."

First of all, click HERE to download the form that you'll need. Save time and fill it out at home; yes, your dog has to be up to date on their vaccinations and you must have proof. Also, bring a pic of your dog. Take it to the Pet Registration booth right inside the Michigan Renaissance Festival's front gate, pay the $10 and you're all set.

My son and I took our 11-year-old mini schnauzer, Princess Pepper to the fest yesterday and she had a BLAST. Everybody wanted to pet her and she found every last scrap of turkey leg that was on the ground.

A few tips for you, if you make the trip with your fur baby:

1. Bring a water bowl.

It gets hot out there and, while you can't bring your own water inside, it's for sale for $2 a bottle.

2. Your dog WILL get dirty, so deal with it.

Our little salt & pepper babe was filthy when we got home, but it was worth it.

3. Bring treats!

It's a great way to keep your dog paying attention to you while you roam the grounds, especially when you want them to stay or sit.