Fire In The Shire | Saturday, June 11, 2016
Thank you for joining us for our first annual Medieval/Renaissance Festival in Alma, Wisconsin!
The day began with a knightly procession starting downtown in the Shire and leading up to Castlerock Museum. Events at the Castle included longsword & rapier demos, along with blacksmithing, bow-making, woodcarving and several other demonstrations. Throughout the Shire, there were Gypsy belly dancers, bagpipe players, a fiddling barista, and The Wabasha Winds. Three performances of the Theater of Fools entertained people at three different locations throughout the day. The Princess Bride and Monty Python's Search For The Holy Grail was veiwed at The Big River Theater, and several brave souls partook in Alma's search for the Holy Grail. Numerous people went from shop to shop checking out the local art and then cast their vote on the most impressive medieval or renaissance-inspired piece of art. One lucky voter won $100 Alma Dollars! And there was plenty of Food and Drink throughout the day! The day ended with a Masquerade Ball! It was warm but a fun day, and we look forward to seeing you and your friends in 2017!