Live the Age of Chivalry at the Tennessee Medieval Faire

Open Auditions – February 10, 17 & 24

Vendors Needed – Deadline April 2

Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to time-travel back to the Middle Ages at the fourth annual Tennessee Medieval Faire.  The festival is located in Harriman near I-40 just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek.  This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on May 19 and run for three weekends, including Memorial Day.

“Our theme this year is Robin Hood, and patrons are invited to Live the Age of Chivalry in the High Middle Ages (circa 1194).  Patrons can interact with well-loved characters of Sherwood Forrest, meet Maid Marian, and even get knighted,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager and Entertainment Director.

The festival will include continuous professional family-friendly entertainment.  In the tournament arena will be Real Jousting and Warriors’ Chess, where the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen square off against good Robin and his Merry Men.  There will also be interactive comedy shows, puppet shows, Irish and Celtic music, English folk dances, patron costume contests, and costumed street characters.  In addition, vendors will be selling medieval crafts, food and beverages, including beer.

For those interested in participating as street characters, open auditions are Saturday, February 10, 17 and 24, from 2-5pm at 125 Barrie Lane, Kingston, TN.  Auditioners are asked to come prepared to demonstrate their talents, for example:  sing, play an instrument, tell a story in character, dance, and participate improvisational games.  Adults (ages 18+) are preferred.  Experience and costumes are helpful, but not required to audition.  Professional acts can audition by emailing show details and a video link to DarkhorseLLC@comcast.net.

The Faire is also seeking vendors to help create the village.  Vendors must make and sell their own wares, and all work will be juried to ensure quality and fit.  The application deadline is April 2.  Medieval crafts may include leather, glass, wood, cloth, metal, henna, face-painting and hair-braiding.  Medieval foods may include turkey legs, gyros, dragon jerky, Scotch eggs, bread bowl soup, pastries, fruit and desserts.  Please visit www.TMFaire.com under the vendor tab to download the applications.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire is a family-friendly outdoor festival.  Dates are May 19-20, 26-27-28, June 2-3.  Hours are 10am-5pm ET.  Ticket prices are $17 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under.  Field parking is free.  The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN.  For more information, please visit www.TMFaire.com, find the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

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