Norman's Medieval Fair offers 'something to joust about'

The 36th annual Medieval Fair opens Friday and runs through Sunday at Reaves Park in Norman.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: March 29, 2012

If you're looking for something to joust about, look no further than the Medieval Fair, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave.

Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free; parking is available for $5 at the Lloyd Noble Center on Jenkins Avenue, one block south of the park.

The living history fair will feature more than 200 art and crafts booths, food concessions, games, educational exhibits, crafts demonstrations, costume contests, strolling minstrels and a variety of stage performances.

Each year the fair — now in its 36th year — attracts thousands of revelers.

Arabesque, Harmless T. Jesterson, Brother Donald the Storyteller, Emerald Flame, Redland Rogues and the Bilge Pumps are just a few of the scheduled entertainers.

The fair's Royal Court featuring King Edward III and Edward the Black Prince will greet visitors, along with such street characters as the Feather Man, The King's Toy, mermaids, jugglers and strolling minstrels.

Children can ride ponies, llamas, camels and elephants at the King's Carousel. Adults can try their hand at jousting, ax-throwing or climbing Jacob's ladder.

The public is invited to enter the costume contest at 1:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Camelot Stage. Prizes include T-shirts and turkey legs.

For more information, maps and a schedule, go to www.medievalfair.org.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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