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Renaissance era returns to Boulder City

Lords and ladies are taking over Boulder City as the ninth annual Renaissance Faire makes its way to Veterans’ Memorial Park Friday through Sunday.

Approximately 1,500 people are expected at the annual event that benefits the Future Business Leaders of American club at Boulder City High School.

Complete with Celtic music, magic shows and colossal turkey legs, festivalgoers can enjoy life the way 14th-century Europeans did, without the Black Plague.

Women dressed in the traditional kirtles and barbets will join the men wearing cotehardies and clogs to bring the European experience to Boulder City’s Pratte Field.

Killian’s Angels and Finnegan’s Wake will provide Celtic rock so visitors have something to listen to as they try the fish and chips, bangers, garlic fries and crepes.

Meals can be washed down with authentic beer, ales and honey mead, although ewers and goblets are not required.

Renaissance weapons can be purchased at the festival, including knives, swords, axes and whips. Traditional clothing and leather sandals are also available.

The Desert Jewels Belly Dancers will perform the traditional dances that evolved throughout different regions of the world during the Renaissance period.

Festivalgoers can channel their inner-Robin Hood with archery practice. Rope making, chess and face painting are also available for those who don’t fare well with a bow and arrow.

Adult day passes are $10. Students, seniors, veterans and military tickets cost $6. Children 4 and younger are free. Additional packages can be purchased online at www.bcrenfaire.org.

The Renassaince Faire goes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event, sponsored by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Boulder Dam Brewing Co., provides funds for the FBLA club at Boulder City High School to attend competitions and events, said Jill Rowland-Lagan, CEO of the chamber.

Originally, the faire was organized by the group and held on school grounds, however, they learned that attendees at Renaissance fairs preferred to camp out and drink alcoholic beverages, which was not permitted at the high school, Rowland-Lagan said.

The park is at 1605 Buchanan Blvd.

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