Annual Medieval Fair Attracts Guests from All Over the Nation

Shereen Hashem

Norman residents as well as people from all across the country visit the annual Medieval Fair in Norman, OK on March 31.

Take a step back in time and see the lords, ladies, knights and dragons dressed to impress and eager to meet others just like them.

The 41st annual Medieval Fair will be open Friday through Sunday at Reaves Park, 2501 S Jenkins Ave. The fair is free of charge and open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. all three days. Parking is $5.

The park is packed with more than 200 tents selling clothing, art, handmade jewelry and more. Entertainment includes theatrical shows, a petting zoo and camel rides.

“Being from Philadelphia, I love traveling to Norman each year with the company to showcase our one-of-a-kind clothing pieces that are perfect to wear to events like these,” said Leighann Subecz an employee of Utopia Armoury, which sells clothing made of medal chains.

The Medieval Fair is Oklahoma’s largest weekend event. It was the first medieval or renaissance fair in the state and is one of the few free medieval fairs in the country.

After the fair’s third year in existence, its duration extended to two then three days to accommodate the tens of thousands of people in attendance from all over the nation.

“I’ve been coming to renaissance festivals for thirteen years traveling across the country from Georgia. This fair specifically is the place I love coming back to most. I enjoy the smiles and laughter I bring to so many people when I wear my costumes,” fair attender Benjamin Taylor said.

For more information, a map of the fair grounds and schedule for the entertainment, visit