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 Fire In The Shire 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

3rd Annual Renaissance Festival in Alma, WI 


Food & Drink:  

Pier 4 Cafe, 600 N. Main St.  ~  Shire Shoes: Open-faced sandwich with choice of smoked meats, topped with fries and stout beer cheese sauce. 

Fire & Ice, 303 N. Main St.  ~  Maid Marian Muffins & Robin Hood Roast.

Free Ice Cream to children in costume!

Alma Hotel, 201 N. Main St.  ~  King's Platter & Live Music by Patina!

Red Ram Saloon, 207 N. Main St.

 ~ Renaissance Ram Burgers

Bill's Talk of the Town, 107 N. Main St.

 ~ Middle Earth Pork Wings

Castlerock Museum, 402 S. Second St.

 ~ Turkey Legs, Burgers & Brats



Castle Events:

9:00am    Alma Hotel: Meet & Greet w/ coffee & donuts

10:00am    Knightly Procession downtown to the Castle!  Parade marshals by the Alma Hotel, heads up Elm Street which turns into Orange Street, and then down 2nd Street to The Castle. 2nd Street will be closed in front of the Museum.

10:15am   Kazimir the Hungry: Sword Swallowing and Fire Breathing 


~  Museum Opens at 10:30am  ~  

Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Students,

1/2 price for those in period dress;

weapons must be sheathed and peace tied.



10:40am    Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association:  Longsword / Armored Combat

11:40am    SCA Shire of Shattered Oak:  Rapier & Armored Combat

12:30pm    Clann Tartan:  Non-firing Matchlock Musket

1:10pm     Hokkyokusei Kendo Club:  Kendo

1:50pm     Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association:  Longsword    

 2:30pm    SCA Shire of Shattered Oak:  Rapier & Armored Combat

 3:20pm    Clann Tartan:  Pike demo

 4:00pm    Kazimir the Hungry:  Sword Swallowing and Fire Breathing

 4:15pm    Holy Grail Drawing & Presentation

 4:20pm   General Hardware Border Morris Dancers  

 5:00pm   Museum Closes


Ongoing at the Castle:  Ancient & Medieval Warriors from the Milchiean Hoplites and A Life Medieval. Demos of Traditional Medieval Crafts.


Events in The Shire:  

9:00am   Meet & Greet with coffee and donuts  ~  ALMA HOTEL

10:00am   Knightly Procession from downtown to the  CASTLE

11:00am   Archery for Kids  ~  CITY LOT 

11:30am   Bardmageddon - Renaissance Music  ~  FIRE & ICE GARDENS

12:00pm   Kazimir the Hungry: Sword Swallowing & Fire Breathing  ~  CITY LOT

12:30pm   Brothers Dymm: Comedy Swordplay  ~  BIG RIVER THEATER


1:00pm   Uptown-on-the-Lakes Morris Dancers  ~  CITY LOT

1:30pm   Constant State of Confusion:  Jugglers  ~   3G GALLERY

2:00pm   Kazimir the Hungry:  Sword Swallowing & Fire Breathing  ~  CITY LOT

2:30pm   Brothers Dymm:  Comedy Swordplay  ~  BIG RIVER THEATRE 

3:00pm   Uptown-on-the-Lakes Morris Dancers  ~  CITY LOT

3:30pm   Constant State of Confusion:  Jugglers  ~  3G GALLERY

4:00pm   Bardmageddon: Renaissance Music  ~  EMPIRE ROOM PATIO

4:15pm    Holy Grail Drawing  ~  CASTLEROCK MUSEUM

5-7pm    Masquerade Ball with the Wabasha Winds  ~  EMPIRE ROOM 



10-5pm   Customes, Alterations, and Costume Repair  ~  ART & SOUL  

10-5pm   Have your fortune told  ~  BLUEBIRD

10-5pm   Medieval Healer  ~  STUMP TOWN GALLERY

1-4pm   Face Painting & Hair Braiding  ~  WINGS OVER ALMA


Traveling Performers:   

Lasa Anahata Tribal Belly Dancers

Fairylight Muse: Roaming Fiddler

General Hardware Border Morris Dancers

The Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild

Bagpiper & Drummer


Search for the Holy Grail:  

Find the “Holy Grail” at participating shops 

for a chance to win the treasured artifact

and 100 Alma Dollars! 

Entries need to be stamped by 8 businesses

and turned in at Castlerock Museum before 4:15pm. 

You must be present to win.



1.  The Burlington Quilt Shop  ~  809 N. Main St. 

2.  Pier 4 Cafe  ~  600 N Main St.      

3.  Fire & Ice  ~  305 N. Main St.   

4.  Art & Soul  ~  303 N. Main St. 

5.  Red Ram Saloon  ~  207 N Main St.                 

6.  Alma Leather  ~  121 N. Main St.   

7.  bluebird  ~  117 N. Main St.           

8.  Wings Over Alma  ~  110 N. Main St.

9.  Water Lily Gifts  ~  111 N. Main St. 

10.  Bill's Talk of The Town  ~  107 N Main St.

11.  Alma Blooms  ~  105 N. Main St.  

12.  Alma General Store  ~  100 N. Main St.      

13.  3G Gallery  ~  100 S. Main St.

14.  Etta's Place  ~  200 S. Main St.

15.  Spasha Salon  ~  200 S. Main St.

16.  Stump Town Gallery  ~  109 S. Main St.

17.  The Shanty  ~  323A S. Main St.                    

18.  Junk Market / Siam Traditions  ~  325 S. Main St.

19.  Napa / River City Parts  ~  314 S Main St.

20.  Alma Art Adventures  ~  1107 S. Main St.



Sponsors & Friends:  

Castlerock Museum would like to thank the Hotel de Ville for co-sponsoring the event

and all the businesses and organizations that have shown their support including:

American Family Insurance  ~   Ameriprise Financial  ~   Bank of Alma  ~   Bautch Insurance Agency  ~   Collins Plumbing  ~   Deja Vu Salon


Event Brochure: 


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