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Medieval Fantasy Festival coming soon

Hear ye, hear ye. Calling all kings and queens, princes and princesses, dragon slayers and fairies. The time is upon us once more. The annual Medieval Festival will swing open its doors on September 11 and 12 for all to enter.

Don your armor, or fairy wings, and come join in the festivities. Enter into a medieval world full of adventure and learning. Cheer on knights as they joust or dance to bagpipes while having a cup of ale.

The festival is family friendly. Children’s tickets are $7, adults $15. The event is located at 4776 Fort Dale Road in Greenville.

If you are an avid seeker of the old ways, this year will be a treat as a new group is booked to put on the event this year. This means new acts and new characters.

A meet and great will take place Friday at the Greenville Public Library.

“We’re looking forward to the meet and greet next Friday,” said Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tracy Salter.

“The two hour greet will be hosted at the Greenville-Butler County Library’s outdoor pavilion to allow for social distancing, fresh air and an opportunity for people to get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the festival. It is set for Friday, Sept. 10 from 1 pm until 3 pm.”

“While the faire encompasses a broad swath of history from the Vikings to King Arthur and from Robin Hood through Queen Elizabeth, or about 800 – 1600 A.D., the ALMFF and its fantasy Kingdom of Dragon Croft, ruled by King Gregory and Queen Annwynn, is mainly set during the 9th century. The meet and greet will consist of a small group of costumed characters re-creating the colorful hustle and bustle of a medieval marketplace.”

Nacy Ardion, event organizer, said the bald eagle, an event at the festival, will be at the library meet and greet as well.

“At the festival this year, we will have a different jousting group and different entertainers. People can see a new and almost local (out of Montgomery) jousting group,” Ardion said. “The American bald eagle from Banning Farms will fly with the Winged Ambassadors. We have the only Bald Eagle show east of the Mississippi.”

This year will have the first ever ale tent as well.

The festival usually happens in March, but had to be pushed back this year. Ardion says they do plan to return in March of 2022.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.almff.com.