If you missed out on the Renaissance Festival this year, you may want to consider heading out to Caponi Art Park in Eagan for the Medieval Fair–a day of mirth and jubilation.
Sunday, September 28, Caponi Art Park will be transformed by the Society for Creative Anachronism‘s Barony of Nordskogen chapter into a Sherwood Forest of sorts. There amidst the magical kingdom, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00p.m., you can immerse yourself in the delights of the rebirth of the Middle Ages. Participate in many arts and skills perfected during the time of knights including rapier and armored combat, coin making, music, armorers, jugglers, period games, cooking, glass beads. Any visitor no matter how large or small is welcome to fire a crossbow or launch a ball with a trebuchet.
What is a trebuchet? Funny, you should ask. I wasn’t sure either. Does this help? It was some sort of a battle weapon to break into the fortresses. And at the Medieval Fair, they will let two-year-olds try it out.
Moving away from the particularly disturbing image, let’s talk about something else a little more pleasant. Food. Potter’s Pasties will be there in their food truck as will Rita’s Ice. So come prepared with a packed lunch or dine via the food trucks. Other than the food, though, the best part about this event? It’s free! There is a $5 suggested donation, but they welcome everyone. Make sure while you are enjoying the Medieval Fair to explore the park itself, too!