I’ll admit, I’ve been looking forward to this week more than any other the whole summer. Is it because I get a day off work in the middle of the week? Nope. Is it because I love fireworks? Not especially, even though I do like them. Is it because the Medieval Fair is Saturday? YES!

So, what is the Medieval Fair? It’s presented by the local group for the Society for Creative Anachronism. (They’re officially called the Marche of Alderford, and you can learn all about them here.) They are going to show you what it was like in the Middle Ages, including a bit about sword fighting, and there will be some authentic medieval snacks, plus you can talk to folks who know all about weaving and sewing your own clothes, making chainmail, and pretty much everything else that you want to know about life in Europe in the Middle Ages. I’ve been to demonstrations presented by this group before, and let me tell you, it’s always a good time. (And I almost always end up in chainmail and a helmet before the day it out.)

I really hope to see lots of folks there. It runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and we will be across Ream Street from the library beyond the parking lot in the green space. And the event will happen rain or shine. If it’s shining, remember your sunblock, and if it’s raining and you want to see the sword fighting, bring an umbrella because these folks will fight through anything!


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