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Guide to Winter Medieval Fun in Seattle

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Dragons and castles and fairies, oh my! The new year brings the fun of the renaissance and medieval magic to Seattle. Here are some places and events you’ll want to visit!

Twelfthnight Feast
Saturday and Sunday
January 5 and 6
6:00pm
Camlann Medieval Village
10320 Kelly Road NE
Carnation, WA 98014
425.788.8624
http://www.camlann.org

Trumpets announce a procession of servers bearing the magnificent bors hede and platters laden with wondrous victuals. In all, the three hour feast will include 12 dishes served in three courses, as gaily clad minstrels entertain with medieval Yuletide carols, feats of magyke, and story songs accompanied by the lute, drums, and holiday bells. Medieval clothing is encouraged, but not required.

Seattle Children’s Museum’s Medieval Merriment
January 3 – January 31
Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206-441-1768
http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org/

Bring your children to the museum this month for a look at Medieval Times! Journey through the museum as royalty, peasantry, or explorer; discover how dragons make friends and how fairies get their wings; play in a medieval marketplace; and learn about knights, bravery and more!

Ursulmas Medieval Faire
Saturday and Sunday
January 26 and 27
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
http://www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org/Ursulmas/

Ursulmas Medieval Faire was created as a weekend of winter Tournaments and public demonstrations. Enjoy a medieval marketplace filled with handcrafted clothing, household goods, coveted textiles and trims. Watch artisans create glass beads and wood carvings, needle work and domestic crafts. Watch archery, Youth Armored Combat Tournaments and more. Kids’ activities, live music, dance and entertainment.

FaerieCon West
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
February 22, 23 and 24
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
800.546.9184
http://www.faeriecon.com/west/

It’s the World’s Largest Faerie Convention! Come see a collection of art, literature, crafts and music from around the world over one weekend in Seattle. Featuring world renowned fantasy artists, Grammy-award winning musicians, spectacular performances and entertainers, an amazing arts and crafts vending village. Array yourself in your best faerie finery! Tickets available by phone or online.

Medieval Women’s Choir: From Santiago to Canterbury
Saturday, March 2
8:00pm
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.medievalwomenschoir.org

A musical journey to the three most celebrated pilgrimage sites of the medieval world: Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury. Tickets available online.

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