Trip Start Mar 07, 1997
95Trip End Dec 25, 1998
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There's a Children's weekend (kids get Robin Hood hats), a Harvest weekend (it benefits the food pantries), a Celtic weekend (wear something plaid), and my favorite, a Love and Romance weekend.
It's wooing time May 2 and 3, with an on-stage contest where those who've figured out "how to" display their real-live techniques for capturing hearts. If you're un-mated, you can get a numbered chip when you enter the gate. Find the holder of the matching chip and you win dinner and a prize. And maybe another date?
There's something for everyone. Music, comedy, magicians, sword-fighting - take your pick of continuous entertainment on several stages. Or play chess on a human chess board. Kids will love the Crow's Nest, and the Carouselo - authentic, non-motorized, man-powered rides. Wear a costume, or just admire the English Faire garb of the costumed actors wandering the village.
And what's an English countryside without a jousting match? Armored knights on mighty war horses do full contact battle each day at 5 pm, with Henry officiating.
Shop for jewelry, clothing, or your own sword at 55 craft booths. And feast on sumptuous goodies such as colossal turkey legges, mouth-watering pastries, and English ales. See you there.