The Norman Transcript

Local news

April 4, 2013

Medieval Fair returns to Norman for 37th year

NORMAN — The past becomes the present this weekend during the 37th annual Medieval Fair 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Reaves Park, 2501 S. Jenkins Ave.

Medieval Fair Coordinator Ann Marie Eckart said the free, three-day fair allows visitors to step back into time.

“It’s a chance to get a broad glimpse of life long ago and it’s not just the math or just the science or just the art. It’s a little bit of everything — more of a liberal studies type perspective of seeing every angle of what life was like back then,” Eckart said.

With 298 artist and food vendors, Eckart said this year’s fair has something for everyone, featuring things that can’t be seen anywhere else in the metro area the rest of the year like a royal court, jousting, human chess games, birds of prey and a range of performances and foods.

“Almost anything they’re interested in in the real world, in the regular world, they’re going to find at the fair. We have artists from all over the country, from 42 different states. And everything from fine art to simple crafts,” she said. “We have food vendors with a wide variety of foods, if they want to sample something from the Middle East or something from France, or some Cajun cooking — we’re even going to have alligator on a stick.

“Whether you want to experience different food, see different art or see different performers or shows, the performers also are from all over the country. We have a great deal of local talent, but we also have many people coming from all over the country.”

Food vendors this year include a spread of confections, from savory to sweet, from favorite vendors from years past. New vendors include Classic Kettle Corn, Penny’s Pasties and Pies, Far Corner Tavern serving drinks and Moto Chef serving scotch eggs — hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage, rolled in breading and deep fried.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • N7 Sooners come together to serve Native American youth

    Whitney Wofford has faced some tough competition as a part of the Oklahoma tennis team. However, on Wednesday, Wofford may have taken on her biggest and most rewarding competition yet at the Sooners For N7 event at the Oklahoma football ...

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board grants Norman low-interest loan for facility upgrade

    Norman has been authorized for a $50.3 million loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to fund Phase 2 of the Norman Water Reclamation Facility upgrade. “It’s the single largest loan OWRB has made,” Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said. ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma’s superintendent attracts opponents

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The field of candidates running for state school superintendent is unusually large — a sign of broad interest in what observers say is sure to be a referendum on the incumbent, Dr. Janet Barresi....

    April 17, 2014

  • Human Rights Artist, activist-in-residence uses art to enlighten society

    La Puerta del Mileno, the Millennium Door, attempts to beckon travelers into the city walls of Ciudad Juarez, but the steel beams are abruptly interrupted as they reach for the sky by the eye of a child who sees the underlying message: the ...

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women leaders announced

    The Norman Chamber announced the nominees for the 2014 Women’s Leadership Award, which honors female leaders who actively inspire other women to achieve their full potential.  Past recipients of this honor, formerly known as the ATHENA ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Ducks Unlimited night set

    Cleveland County’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its annual “Sportsman Night” at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Optimist Club Gym in Norman....

    April 17, 2014

  • Record number of NPS students selected for Duke program

    A record number of Norman Public Schools seventh-graders have been selected for Duke University’s Talent Identification Search for State and National Recognition. Fifty-one students were identified via a competitive testing process for ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Fed says no to business help

    LEXINGTON — The federal government has turned down the state’s request for an economic injury declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration following the Jan. 31 closure of the Lexington-Purcell bridge over the Canadian River....

    April 17, 2014

  • History group to host local book signing event

    Mae Davenport Cox will sign copies of “Red Dirt, River and Rails: Early-Day Settlers to Southern Cleveland County” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center during ‘89er Day festivities....

    April 17, 2014

  • OU Staff Week to include daily activities

    The University of Oklahoma Norman campus Staff Week, set April 21-25, will feature many activities. The theme is “OU Staff: The Real Superheroes.” Donations of canned food for Food and Shelter may be brought to all activities except the ...

    April 17, 2014