Middle Platte Renaissance Faire Returns To Casper August 15th-17th
Stage III Community Theatre brings this year’s Middle Platte Renaissance Faire, to the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds August 15th, 16th and 17th. The Faire will be held outside for the first time. If you would like to work” behind the scenes,” call the theatre for information 234-0946.
Each year the theater volunteers “plan and man” the faire trying new ideas, new entertainment, new vendors plus the traditional favorites. This year the event will be held entirely outdoors. It truly takes a village to put on the event. People to help with activities, the gate, giving directions, being runners, town criers, musicians and actors are all needed. Vendors and volunteers are required to dress in period dress and vendor booths are expected to have a renaissance flavor as well. A work day is scheduled for this Saturday from 10-2 at the theatre to help you with either booths and costumes, or both. If you can’t make it, call the theater to set up an appointment.
There’s something for everyone at the Renaissance Faire, however the first night is for adults only. Saturday and Sunday are for the whole family. Have your kids ever seen a Mermaid, fire eater, do they love horses, or have they gotten their fairy wings?
The first night is “Masquerade Night” for adults only and will christen the new MPRF secret brew made specifically for the event by Wyoming Brewing. There will be a joust, music, costume contests and of course Giant Jenga. Bring the whole family Saturday and Sunday for all the same activities and more. Back by request are the Ceremonial Knighting by the King and a new faery flight where good little persons can get their wings. There are crafts and new activities for “kids at heart” of any age including bouncy horses. stick horse races, a chess tournament, ball toss, lawn bowling and much much more.
Meet this year’s guest who will travel up from Colorado to participate in the Faire.
The Order of Epona from Colorado will be jousting (and claim to be bringing a dragon! Oh my!). The Renaissance Scots Living History Association of Colorado will be returning with various demonstrations; as will the local Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). There were a few challenges thrown down last year and sword fighting ensued. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if the challenges fly again this summer!
A lot of new talent is expected, including a magician, a fire eater, belly dancers, musicians, a mermaid and the ever popular faeries. Guests of the faire are invited to take photos at photo ops stops around the grounds for “Photos by You”. Costumes will be available and a camera volunteer, so everyone can be in the picture!
When rest and refreshment are needed, food vendors and the Longbowman’s Pub will be open. Want to take home something special? It is sure to be found at one of the local and regional retail vendors’ booths. It is a great opportunity to learn a bit of history while having a great day. For more information call the theatre 307-234- 0946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.