HARRIMAN, Tenn. – Let the 4th annual Tennessee Medieval Faire take you back in time to the High Middle Ages, where you can interact with Robin Hood 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19-20, 26-28 and June 2-3 at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, Tennessee.
There will be professional entertainment throughout the eight-acre medieval village. On the Field of Honor will be the royal joust by Noble Cause, combat chess by the Royal Players street character ensemble, and rugby games by the Knoxville Rugby Club. Feats of skill will be showcased on stage by Up Down Go (May 19-20) and Aaron Bonk with his Fire, Whips and Swords (May 26-27-28, June 2-3). Interactive stage shows will include The Gwendolyn Show, Einstein Simplified (every day but May 26), The Delights Improv (May 26), and Albi Belly Dance (June 2-3).
Patrons can enter the costume contest, where winners will be determined by audience applause. If patrons want to join Robin Hood’s merry band, they can share their talents in the Gong Show. For the young at heart, there will be Punch and Judy puppet shows by Professor Brent DeWitt and Alan O’Dale’s Variety Show featuring Snort the Dragon. The Royal Players will also perform interactive shows of Rogues Gallery, the Royal Variety Show, Chester the Heroic Little Pig, Folktales and Fairy Tales, Speed Courting, Folk Dancing, and more. Many free activities will be available including corn hole, tetherball, the stocks, and Jumbie Jam steel drum; and getting knighted by the king will be featured after each chess match.
Acoustic Irish and Celtic music will be played throughout the village. Regional bands include The Crossjacks, The Reelin’ Rogues, Dreams of Kings, Three of the Lost Boys (May 19-20), and Boogertown Gap (May 26-28). On May 19, Youth Chamber Minstrels from Bravura Music Academy and Roane State Celebration Singers will perform. In addition, there will be music on the mandolin by Alan O’Dale (Glenn Allen), bagpipe by James Winslow, and penny whistle by R. Reagan de Busk (May 20, June 2-3). Duet music will be played on the hammer dulcimer and guitar by Tim and Michael Simek (May 20, 26-28), and Celtic harp and guitar by Lisa Dunn and Terry Cosner (May 26-28).
Adding to the festivities will be variety of craft vendors selling their original wares, including leather, glass, jewelry, costumes, pottery, wood, soaps and oils. Face-painting and henna tattoos will also be available. There will be food for sale that will include turkey legs, “pig wings,” pulled pork, brats, bread-bowl soup, a variety of sandwiches, shaved ice, desserts, etc. Beverages will include water, soda (regular and diet), and beer (ages 21+ with valid ID). All vendors accept cash, and most accept credit.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate with cash or credit card. Tickets are $17 for ages 13 and up, $9 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. Free parking is provided.
For more information, visit www.TMFaire.com.
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