For the 15th year, a medieval kingdom will take over Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, with lavishly costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies and wenches as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, Oct. 10-12.
The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Admission is $10 per day or $25 for a three-day pass for adults and $5 per day or $10 for a three-day pass for seniors and students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Ages 5 and younger are free.
Several stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans – including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman — to demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification.
Concerts on Saturday and Sunday will feature nationally known acts such as: Tempest, The Tossers and Killian’s Angels as well as a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors and peasants. The festival offers full-contact jousting tournaments, no-holds-barred gladiator battles, black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include rides, bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and Renaissance guilds. In the 16th Century Village, German, Italian, Ottoman Turk, French, Celtic, Polish and British military encampments will meet on the Field of Honor for battle.
No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons are allowed inside the festival area. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be removed prior to entry and returned upon departure. No re-entry is allowed.
Event sponsors include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, MyLV TV, The CW Las Vegas, Miller Lite and CBS Radio. Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call 702-455-8200 or visit the Web site at www.lvrenfair.com.