Kathleen and Ron Jones wear period costumes for a
planning meeting at Patriots Park for the Medieval Fest.
Photo by Donnie Fetter
Columbia County is turning back the clock about 1,000 years for Medieval Fest.
Held Oct. 17 at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and Oct. 18 at Patriots Park, Medieval Fest features an assortment of art, performances and amusements.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Savannah Rapids with an exhibit of works for a juried art show, and a wine-and-cheese reception. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., activities include a silent auction, live music, a medieval-themed court dance, and a performance from Behind the Masque, a performing-arts group founded by the late Jamie Burcham.
The suggested dress is business attire or medieval-period costumes for people wanting to pretend they were born in a different era, as royalty, jesters or even peasants.
Events at Patriots Park will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Behind the Masque performers will be on hand again as well as an art exhibit of works from local students. Also, there will be craft and food vendors, amusement rides for children, live entertainment throughout the day, story times for children and fencing displays.
The entire event is free except for an antique show, which requires a $4 entry fee.
Patriots Park Special Events Coordinator Beth Roberson said interested vendors should contact her as soon as possible. For more information, call Patriots Park at 868-3458.
People wanting to attend can call Savannah Rapids at 868-3483 for reservations or more information.
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