By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2019
The live action Jousting Tournament.
The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 24th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Step back into 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a live action Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions and traveling Acrobats! Each weekend will host a theme to celebrate the visiting Kings whom seek the affections of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
Tis a New Year: Time to roll out the freshly scented cotton in honor of a troupe whom we welcome back after a heavy-duty hiatus… Switch to full spin this season and make sure to get ready for the Washing Well Wenches! Their humor is pre-Tide pod and will have you laughing to loads of both clean and slightly soiled humor! Three shows daily, so there is no excuse to miss your daily load of laughs. Castleton is cleaning up the grounds in 2019. Of the tasks listed, the Mud Stage has been officially renamed to “The Laundry Stage.”
Booze News: Thank thee to Castleton and surrounding shire legislation, for the festival can now offer a variety of beverages… Huzzah! Within the nine Castleton pubs, patrons may quench their thirst with wine chosen by Her Majesty, a variety of beer from both local breweries as well as the staples of the realm, and new this year… Rum! Patrons who visit the Harbor are certain to share tales of the high seas with the Pirates of the Contessa. Anchors promptly set in Castleton when word of the barrel aged rum at Booty and Tail Pub was received. Local brewmasters and vintners are developing additional selections of which shall be available to patrons during the season. We recommend following the Castle on social media
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What’s New: OKRF is proud to welcome artisans to Castleton! Within the Italian Piazza, lies the newest architecture of Castleton, the Glass Blower’s Rotunda. Visually stunning, this structure serves as a studio for blower Mark Haller, which additionally offers ample seating for demonstrations and space to shop finished pieces.
Learn about owls at the Birds of Prey exhibitions.
Whether shopping for homemade desserts at the Sweet Shoppe or the fire forged weapons of the Castleton Blacksmiths, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival is available for guests of all ages. The clothing is unique, the food is delicious and most importantly… the memories made are once in a lifetime! Check out www.OKCASTLE.com for themes and events to coordinate with each weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to dress the part and have fun celebrating the history of the Renaissance!
Dates and Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: April 27-June 2, plus Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (*Student Day May 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*) For more information on discounts & purchasing online tickets: http://okcastle.com and like us on Facebook as The Castle of Muskogee.
Check the showtimes for all of the event's performances.
A duel between professional fencers entertain the crowds.