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Medieval Maple Festival

Chardon – We are fascinated by medieval times.  The Middle Ages remain a time of mystery and revelation.  There are groups today that continue to investigate that period and share it with others.  One of those groups is the Society For Creative Anachronism.  It is an international non-profit organization that celebrates pre-17th century history.  It has members who study every aspect of medieval life and share it with others.

Festivals were an important part of medieval life so it is very proper to have members of SCA share medieval life with Geauga County Maple Festival visitors.  Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. by the Entertainment Stage, members of the local Eastwatch Canton will be returning to medieval life with assorted demonstrations and activities.

Medieval times fascinate kids.  They were  a time of Knights, Lords and Ladies, castles and mythical beasts.  Jousts and tournaments showed off battle skills that could save lives in battles.  The women wore amazing and intricate clothing while enjoying music and chants that continue to have an influence on today’s music.  The imagination can kick into high gear and let young ones explore a very different way of life. Adults also can get into the proper medieval feel.

Medieval events across Ohio and beyond attract thousands each year, many coming in proper medieval clothing.  They participate in medieval dancing and other activities.

Eastwatch, a Canton of the Barony of Cleftlands, is within the Middle Kingdom, which covers Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties.  Their goal is to learn what life was like during this period then share it with others through demonstrations and other activities.  They will share acts of warfare and dancing at the Maple Festival   Take time to talk to them and it is amazing the depth of knowledge they have on medieval times.

This is an event for everyone in the family.  Be sure to attend and get back into another era at the Geauga County Maple Festival.