A Merry Medieval Time!

Now that it’s fall, what do you do if you’re in the mood for some medieval mirth and merriment? During the summer, you can head north to the state line and visit Bristol Renaissance Faire. But since they’ve been closed since Labor Day, you must come up with something else. You could slip The Court Jester into the DVD player. You could re-read Howard Pyle‘s Men of Iron. Or you could go and be treated to a royal feast at Medieval Times, which is only 11 miles from your home at Two Itasca Place Apartments.

Medieval Times is a dinner theater like no other — a recreation of an 11th century royal feast and tournament. The show includes swordsmanship, jousting, and demonstrations of falconry and horsemanship. The castle doors open 75 minutes before the show officially begins. It is best to arrive early, as seating is first come, first served unless you request the royalty upgrade, which includes preferred seating. Coming early also gives you time to visit the bar, the gift shop, and the medieval museum. You can also meet the royal falconer and see his birds of prey up close. During the show, the audience is divided into six sections, each cheering for its own brave knight. The show lasts approximately two hours, during which time you’ll be served a fantastic feast.

The standard feast begins with tomato bisque soup, followed by oven-roasted chicken, served with garlic bread, sweet buttered corn, herb-roasted potato, and a pastry for dessert. The vegetarian feast consists of hummus, warm pita bread, carrot sticks, celery sticks, three-bean stew with fire-roasted tomato and brown rice, with fresh fruit or Italian ice. Full bar service is available before, during, and after the show. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for those who prefer, or for younger members of your party.

Medieval Times is at the intersection of I-90 West and Roselle, a very short drive from Two Itasca Place Apartments. Contact us to learn more about our community.

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