A Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire Is Coming To A Castle In Charlestown This Spring

Mar 22, 2022 at 2:22 pm
The Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire will take place at the Birdsell Castle in Charlestown, Indiana.
The Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire will take place at the Birdsell Castle in Charlestown, Indiana. Photo via Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire/Facebook

M’lords and ladies, hearken to this news: a Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire is coming in the year of our Lord 2022 for multiple weekends of jousting, feasting, music and merriment in the most regal of settings: a castle.

If you love all things Renaissance and Middle Ages, you’ll be royally merry to hear that a Southern Indiana Reinassiance Faire is coming to Charlestown for two weekends this spring: May 14-15, May 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And there will be a fall event called the Celtic Fling this October 15-16, and October 22-23.

The venue certainly befits a celebration like this: it’s a castle; specifically, the Birdsell Castle at 6900 Dave Carr Road in Charlestown.

According to the event’s Facebook page, confirmed vendors for the spring include Merikiva, American Smokehouse Stadium, Hive & Barrel Meadery, Hometown Scoops, and QuaffOn.

Confirmed spring entertainers include Chaste Treasure, falconer Mark Booth, pirate/Celtic musicians Crossed Cannons, Celtica Fae, musicians Pirates, Inc., belly dancers Misfit Gypsies, “chrono-ocular digitation” master Stuart Sisk, and fire eater/sword swallower Molotov.

The Knights of the New Order will provide jousting. Watch their promo video below:

There will also be a “Viking encampment and exhibitions,” according to the Ren Faire’s Facebook page.

Guests are, of course, highly encouraged to dress in medieval outfits.

Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults 12 and up, $7.50 for children under 12, and $10 for seniors, first responders, and medical workers with ID.

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