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Elizabethan fun continues this weekend

Rick Chandler

Did you think that you missed out on the Valhalla Renaissance Faire at Camp Richardson? No, you haven’t; it’s here for one more weekend.

Huzzah!

The lake’s most popular summer festival is back on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, transporting visitors to a country fair in late-1500s England. While at the festival visitors will hoist their tankards and bend elbows with ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, peasants, merchants, knight of horseback, squires, soldiers and simpletons in authentic costumes who re-create an Elizabethan country fair.

The faire will feature four stages of continuous entertainment, Queen Elizabeth’s court, expertly staged battle scenes and theatrical performances, lively crafts marketplace, storytelling for children (and adults), belly dancers, knights on horses, musicians, archery tournaments and much more. There will be more merchants selling a wider array of arts and craft including one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, hats and accessories and historic weapons.

Weekend’s highlights include Knights of Mayhem, a professional jousting and acting troupe that will entertain the public with its whimsical theatrics, equestrian skills and jousting proficiency. The knights will competitions compete in duels on horseback twice daily. Contests will include spear throwing, ring spearing and cabbage cutting. And then, onlookers will be astounded by the action of the hard-hitting lance-splitting jousting. Hundreds of pounds of man, horse and metal collide and do battle right before your eyes.

The Faire will also host a Pirate Theme, and attendees are encouraged to dress as Pirates and join in the fun.

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The Renaissance Festival will start at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military, and ages 13-17, and $5 for children 3-12. Information: http://www.valhallafaire.com.

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