23rd Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Approaches
Visitors can step back into 1569 England to spend days with Knights as The Castle of Muskogee hosts a festival featuring the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact jousting tournament, birds of prey exhibitions, as well as travelling acrobats.
This festival embodies the science and arts of the times so it is of no surprise that Queen Elizabeth has invited nobles, merchants, pirates and most importantly, visitors from greater Tulsa to celebrate.
Visitors can be prepared for the energy of the Celtic corner this season. The Castle has several new entertainers inside the cave for 2018. Groups include The Craic, who is back for the entire season, and Pictus, who will set the beat for Scottish Weekend. Music the Gathering will also be joining the cave lineup. Entertainment for the entire family will include Scotty Fox who will delight and entertain the crowds from the Red Ram Stage. In addition to the newest performers, visitors will find all the favorites appearing on one of the 15 stages on the Castle grounds.
Each weekend will host a theme to celebrate the visiting kings. To honor the history of 1569, Queen Elizabeth shall entertain royal suitors seeking her hand in marriage.
Check out www.okcastle.com for themes and events to coordinate with each weekend.
The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival is proud to include new artists in Castleton. Located in the tournament area of the village, Siren Song Art creates beautiful pieces of Stained Glass.
In the Castle Keepe, the newest masonry artist, Stone Wick, provides guests of the festival with a unique collection of statues, furniture and wall décor.
With more than 135 merchants, there is truly something for everyone in Castleton, including hand-carved toys and games to drinking chalices made of horns.
Dates and Hours:
Saturday and Sunday: April 28 – June 3, plus Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Student day is May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on discounts and purchasing online tickets, visit okcastle.com.