the Medieval Faire is coming!

The Medieval Faire is this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 12-6pm at Carr Park.

It looks like the weather will be beautiful (cross your fingers!), but the event will go on rain or shine! The Barony of Cynnabar and the Shire of Talonval will be represented by royalty and dancers, jugglers and crafters, all in costume and ready to share their knowledge about life in the middle ages.
spinner For those who enjoy sword fighting, the Ann Arbor Sword Club will be making an appearance and demonstrating both broadswords and rapiers. It’s exciting to watch them fight!
sword fight! Local craftspeople, including potter David Nelson and herbalist Linda Brannock, among others, will have tents where they’ll demonstrate their craft. You can make a lavender posy or form a small pinch pot to take home with you. You can also admire a baby donkey, or meet a Great Dane, as you walk the grounds and view the different exhibits.

There will be games and activities just for kids, too, like the sheep toss (How far can you toss a sheep? Come find out!) and the craft table where you can make your own crown, shield and sword. Get your face painted, too, by our artistic volunteers.

sheep-tossing competition with Char The event has been underwritten by Worth Repeating – we thank them for their generous support, and hope that you’ll do the same by stopping in their store to shop or drop off a donation. Thanks to them, the Faire is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there, and we hope you’ll bring a friend!


About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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