I remember seeing a few traveling Renaissance/Medieval Fairs and Festivals make their way through Connecticut in the past, and although they may not have caught my attention before, they sure as hell are now.

With Connecticut's coronavirus restrictions loosened up, there's an event happening every weekend for the next few weeks at the Harwinton Fairgrounds called Robin Hood's Faire. I thought it might be interesting enough to tell you about it, especially if you're into jousting, sword-swallowers, and battling knights and let's face it, who isn't, right?

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Robin Hood's Faire is described on the website as "an enchanted recreation of a medieval festival, as one might have been long ago". There are 6 stages set up around the fairgrounds, featuring continuous entertainment. A real live Joust will happen, and the promoters promise over 75 shops, local craft beer & cider, great food and plenty of shaded areas to sit and take it all in.

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One nice thing that I noticed going through the show information, the event is pet-friendly ($5 charge), so bring your dog (leashed), cat, rabbits, ferrets, rats, lizards, or goat, no horses or livestock though, along to take a few bites of that oversized turkey leg.

The Harwinton Fairgrounds is located at 150 Locust Road and the Faire happens every Saturday and Sunday from now until June 20, 2021. Tickets are relatively cheap, with reduced prices for kids 7-15, and free for children 0-6. Click HERE for more information.

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