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Boulder City goes medieval with annual Renaissance Faire

The days of yore are descending on Boulder City this weekend: the city's sixth annual Renaissance Faire is under way.

Knights and maidens will populate Pratte Soccer Field at Veterans Memorial Park starting Friday morning until 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the faire is $10 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and members of the military. Children 4 and under get in free.

A host of merrymaking will be ongoing throughout the festival: re-enactments, live steel combat demonstrations and magic shows, to name a few, the faire's foundation said in a news release. Families can try their hand at archery, rope making, live chess and many more games from medieval times.

Groups such as Finnegan's Wake and Killian's Angels will treat the crowd to some old Celtic and Irish melodies.

Vendors will be selling authentic clothing, jewelry, leather goods, armor, weapons, perfumes and oils, and more. Guests can chow down on a turkey leg while sipping on some specially brewed ales and beers.

The festival is presented by the Tournament of Kings show at the Excalibur. The weekend's profits will be donated to local school groups and charities, the foundation said.

The faire opens at 10 a.m. each day, ending at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit the faire website.

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