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Road Trip Oklahoma Explores Medieval Fair

Join Oklahoma's Own News 9 for a different kind of Road Trip as we visit Norman for the Medieval Fair on March 30. In 2012, Road Trip Oklahoma will still be traveling the state to get to know Oklahomans, but we'll also be visiting some of the state's festivals, celebrations, and events. The Fair, held annually since 1977, is now a three-day event held at Reaves Park that is attended by thousands of visitors from all over the state. More>>

Fun Facts About The Medieval Fair »

  • The very first Medieval Fair was April 23, 1977 at the University of Oklahoma South Oval. Some of the volunteers from that very first Fair still volunteer for the Fair today. Now over 400 volunteers, the backbone of the fair, help set up and run the Medieval Fair.
  • It is a Medieval Fair tradition that the poster and t-shirt art is by a local artist. This year’s art is by Sarah Caldwell who is a resident of Norman and teaches art at Del City High School. She is also a volunteer performer in the royal court portraying Princess Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent.
  • Over 200 artists from more than 40 different states come to the Medieval Fair to sell their wares. At least 30 of these artists will be demonstrating their skills at the fair.
  • There’s more than one king at the Medieval Fair. King Edward III of England rules over the Medieval Fair’s royal court with his son Edward the Black Prince by his side in the year 1360. However if you are seeking something more legendary you may also visit with King Arthur and his court at the Arthurian Order of Avalon compound by the jousting field or see him fight in the Human Combat Chess Match.
  • The Medieval Fair Cast was selected at auditions in the Fall and have not only been rehearsing but also making their own costumes and researching about life in the Middle Ages ever since then. Much of the costume sewing was done at marathon group sewing bees. The favorite research book this year was The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer.

Schedule of Events »

Friday, March 30, 2012

10:00am-6:00pm

Medieval Fair

The Fair, held annually since 1977, began as a small one-day event. It is now a three-day event held at Reaves Park that is attended by thousands of visitors. The Medieval Fair was the first of its kind in Oklahoma and is still one of the few free Medieval Fairs in the nation.

  • Come spin our prize wheel for great surprises!
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Special weather presentations with Nick Bender
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm Catch up with Christina Eckert and Lauren Nelson after they take a jousting lesson.

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Medieval Fair Set-up

Stan Miller and Jed Castles take a look at what it takes to build the Medieval Fair.

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