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Thursday, May 25 Entertainment

Time-trip back to Middle Ages at Robin Hood’s Faire

Step back in time to the Middle Ages at Robin Hood’s Faire in North Haven where a “re-creation of an old-world spring festival” will be offered weekends from Saturday, May 13, through Memorial Day Monday, May 29.

“It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before,” said event general manager Brian Harvard in a news release. “There are interactive characters and musicians on the street, continuous entertainment on seven different stages and a medieval marketplace filled with themed crafts, food and drink.”

Featured entertainment will include jousting knights, sword swallowers, musicians, rope walkers, storytellers, dancers, sword duelists and singers. Contests and games of skill will be offered.

“Themed artisans and crafters (line) the streets of Nottingham, creating a Medieval Marketplace with a treasure-trove of wares available for purchase,” according to Harvard.

Traditional fare will be available for purchase, including turkey legs, bread bowl stews, meat and dessert pies, steak-on-a-stick and kettle corn. Thimble Island Craft Brewery, of Branford, will be featured.

“While guests are encouraged to join in the fun, costumes aren’t required to attend,” Harvard said in an email. The website suggests, “Come as you are or as you wish to be.”

North Haven Fairgrounds, 290 Washington Ave. May 13-29, Saturdays, Sundays, plus Monday, Memorial Day. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $15, $10 for ages 7-15, free for 6 and younger. Tickets onsite or visit robinhoodsfaire.com

Phyllis A.S. Boros|Senior Arts/Entertainment Writer

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