Castle of Muskogee Renaissance Festival

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Castle of Muskogee Renaissance Festival
Description:THE OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Step back in time to days of old with King Henry VIII, Queen Margaret of Scotland, the Royal Court, jousters, jesters, jugglers, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with the wonderful and unique foods of the day. Browse through the more than 80 handcrafted booths with one of a kind items.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:3400 Fern Mountain Rd
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City:Muskogee
State/Province:OK
Zip Code:74401
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Telephone:(800) 439-0658
Website:http://www.okcastle.com
R E V I E W S
Kathy H., Co-op Member
Spend the day watching a talented theater troupe spoof Shakespeare, cheer on your champion in the jousting tournament, visit with blacksmiths and armorers, or watch a chess game played out on a giant game board ... with *live* chessmen. The Ren Faire draws performers and craftsmen from around the country, and their knowledge and enthusiasm for the period makes for an educational and fun outing.

On past visits, my daughter visited with a trebuchet builder who patiently explained the mechanism to a rapt 10-year-old then invited her to stand at the front of the crowd while he hurled a boulder across the field. Two years ago, my daughter and her best friend giggled through several performances of a Shakespearean troupe spoofing the Bard by meshing Hamlet with Star Wars. We were talking to one the actors between performances when I happened to mention that my favorite play was Henry V. The actor immediately launched into a rousing and impressive recitation of Henry's St. Crispin's Day speech. These guys were serious students of Shakespeare's works, not just some clowns, and their love of the Bard came out even when they were poking fun at him.

Yes, the Faire does attract a few rowdy attendees, and it does serve beer, but then so do professional baseball parks. Use your judgement in selecting events and attend earlier in the day. There are plenty of activities and venues geared toward families with children (like the Queen's Tea) where you're unlikely to bump into a drunk squire or bawdy wench.
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