Hanson's Blacksmith Shop (#18)
8135 Atlanta Newnan Rd
(View from Rico Rd)
A Renaissance Romance . . . Written in the Stars
Dave and Maria Hanson were among the first artisans to join the Georgia Renaissance Festival soon after it opened in 1986. He was a jousting knight, she was a caricature artist, and their fated romance was written in the stars.
In 1991, the couple began searching for property near the Festival and found their "happily ever after" home in Chattahoochee Hills. Located in the historic Goodes Community, their property included a small farmhouse, barn, blacksmith shop and acreage for the many horses in Dave's professional jousting troupe.
For their barn quilt, the couple modified the Farmer's Star pattern and named it Starry Knight in honor of their Renaissance romance.