May - 18th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance FestivalApr 10, 2013
Prepare thyself for merriment…in less than 1 month our Gates will open to the 18th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival!
Plan now for delightful May days at the Festival! We are open each Saturday and Sunday beginning May 4th through June 2nd, plus Student Day Friday May 10th and Memorial Day Monday May 27th.
Get your tickets online at www.okcastle.com and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecastleofmuskogee for all of the updates.
And, if you plan to attend our Festival more than 1 weekend, consider joining our Friends of Festival for amazing year-round benefits, including a season pass, 4 extra complimentary tickets, a personalized medallion, discounts on the evening events, and discounts at participating merchants. Visit www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm for complete information!
Join us in 1539 Castleton for our Spring Festival…King Henry VIII and his sister Queen Margaret of Scotland are on progress through our fair land, and this year, they are joined by King Francis of France and King James of Scotland. There is sure to be mirth, merriment, and mischief throughout the Village.
More than 600 costumed merchants, artisans, and performers populate Castleton, transporting visitors to the 16th Century. Music, comedy, swordplay, and magic can be found on 15 stages throughout the grounds. We welcome new performers to our stages this year, among them: Bawdily Harm (comedic swordplay), Black Oak Shillelagh (Celtic music), Ed “Cheeks” Miller (sea shanties and more); returning favorites include The Musical Blades, The Jolly Rogers, Karma Dogma, Ez N Dil, The Jester Rejects, Raks al Hassana Bellydance, the Laundry Lasses…and many more!
Sir Thomas and Sir Richard of The Heroic Knights of Old joust twice each day in the Tournament Arena, The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey showcases the grandeur of hawks and falcons, and Cast in Bronze fills the arena with the awesome sound of the Carillon bells. The Royal Luncheon is served each day by the arena, where you can dine with His Majesty while watching the tournament below. Inside the Castle Keep you can witness presentations to the Royal Court or attend the Queen’s Tea. Enjoy the 37,000 square foot Castle with its dungeon, Torture Chamber, Catacombs, and so much more.
While most of our festival is strictly family entertainment, adults can sneak away to attend the King’s Smoker (21 and over) each afternoon for some bawdy humor! Children and families will delight in the newly expanded Woodlands area…visit Excalibur Keepe to sign good behavior contracts, learn to make marbles, paper, and chain mail, play games, hunt for pirate treasure, and explore the Enchanted Faery Forest! Dance around the Maypole or visit the Black House or the Garrison to learn all about life in Renaissance England.
Don’t forget to indulge in some of the wonderful food all over the site….smoked turkey legs or homemade BBQ, roasted ears of corn, Mediterranean delights, fresh baked bread and pastries, ice cream, and more. And, you can find refreshing drinks (from water to cappuccino to ale) at any one of the 8 pubs in the Village. You are welcome to come in plain clothes, a costume of your own, or rent a costume for the day from the shop just inside the Main Entrance. You can even exchange money at the Bank for Castleton coin, accepted throughout the Village!
We look forward to welcoming you through the Gates and into the Festival…Huzzah!
Warm regards –
The Staff and Family at The Castle of Muskogee
3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd.
Muskogee, OK 74401