WOODSTOCK, ON -- Huzzah! The Oxford Renaissance Festival is back for its third year at the Woodstock Fairgrounds June 26-28th (2015).
This year, festival organizers plan to bring out the inner medieval warrior in all visitors! With live professional performers, hilarious comedy and a tournament put on by the International Jousting Association, there is something for everyone and not just enthusiasts of the era.
The Oxford Renaissance Festival has something for everyone. Enjoy the musical styling of the Mudmen, linger over tasty food and authentic drinks, watch entertaining comedy acts and soak up the atmosphere of what it meant to live during the renaissance.
Weekend Activities include:
o Friday June 26th | 6:30-12am:
o Opening Pub Night featuring The Mud Men
o Saturday & Sunday June 27th & 28th:
o International jousting tournament with live professional competition featuring jousters from all over Canada and the USA, finalists compete Sunday afternoon
o Sample Railway City's special addition gruit beer, Flagon Slayer, made specifically for the Oxford Renaissance Festival in partnership with Wildflowers Tea
o Shop over fifty vendors with unique products you cannot find elsewhere
o Live Comedy: See loads of professional comedy acts including the well known Men in Tights
o Check out creepy crawlers from snakes to dragons with Hamilton Ball Pythons
o Enjoy live Celtic bands and bagpipers including Cu Dubh, a Middle East-style bag piping band
Greg Schurrman, Oxford Renaissance Festival Chair
"The festival is really for everyone. Even if you think it isn't something you'll like, there is something you will enjoy. It's fun for all ages, both boys and girls. It's a great family event."
The Oxford Renaissance Festival began three years ago after attendees of the shut down Ontario Renaissance Festival saw a desire for Renaissance culture and festivities in the province.
With the passion to bring back the fun and authenticity of medieval society, the Oxford Renaissance Festival was born in the heart of Oxford County. Hiring rofessional acts from across Canada and the USA, the Oxford Renaissance Festival aims to create a weekend of joy and merriment that appeals to all ages and walks of life. You can read more about the Oxford Renaissance Festival at http://oxfordrenfest.ca