Public invited to eighth annual Medieval Faire in the Grove May 5-6

Sponsored in part by the History Department, the two-day event at McMenamin's Grand Lodge takes attendees back in time to enjoy customs of the era.

The public is invited to attend the eighth Medieval Faire in the Grove Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove (3505 Pacific Ave.).

Admission is free, and a wide variety of medieval-era food and crafts will be available for purchase.

The annual event, presented by Pacific University's History Department and the Barony of Dragon’s Mist of the Society for Creative Anachronism, transforms the Grand Lodge front lawn into a medieval village featuring demonstrations of armored combat, fencing, medieval cooking, craft and book making, weaving and blacksmithing.

"The Medieval Faire in the Grove has truly become a Washington County tradition," event organizer and Pacific history professor Martha Rampton said. "It is a family-friendly opportunity for us to travel back in time and experience life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

Entertainment throughout the weekend includes singing and other music, dance, magic and a combat tournament where knights, lords and even some ladies will don armor and battle for honor in a variety of martial styles. 

For more information, contact Rampton at 503-352-2772 or


Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on May 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

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