The Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire is back and better than ever at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Saturday, January 20, from 10 am to 4 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the only indoor Renaissance Faire in Iowa.
Be a spectator to live sword fights, have an audience with the king and queen, and interact with tradespeople as they demonstrate their talents throughout the Faire. Discover the delight of live Renaissance music, jugglers, Shakespearean performances, children’s crafts, and pirates!
Stop in the Greyhound Deli for a turkey drumstick and some root beer between events.
In the Commons
10:00 Cedar Rapids Community Strings
10:30 Medieval Stories
11:00 Flutist Jonny Lipford
11:30 Shakespeare in the Commons
12:00 Live Sword Fighting
1:00 Renaissance Juggling
1:30 Medieval Story Telling
2:00 Harp Performance from Young at Harp
2:30 Shakespeare in the Commons
3:00 Live Sword Fight
3:30 Knighting Ceremony
11:00 So You Want to be a Sword Fighter: Demonstration and Instruction – it’s the real deal!
2:00 Renaissance Falconry: Live raptors will help tell the stories of the historic importance of falconry
Beems Auditorium B
11:30 Calligraphy: demonstration and take-away art
12:30 Trivia: Da Vinci and Friends (and prizes, too)
1:30 The Golden Age of Piracy: as told by pirates!
2:30 Renaissance Trivia: random facts; random prizes!
Children’s Program Room
1:00 Tea with the Queen
Around the Library
Marvel at the majesty of it all! Tradesmen and women will weave, spin, and create Renaissance arts throughout the Library. Visit the Ren Faire selfie station, the visual timeline display, or try your hand at arts and crafts.
Experience the merriment and mischief that is the Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire. For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Public Library at (319) 261-READ or visit our website at www.crlibrary.org.