CHATEAUGAY — Krabashia Kingdom, a medieval-fantasy fair, beckons all to Chateaugay June 29 through July 1.
A section of the Recreation Park will be transformed into a marketplace populated by artisans, bards, minstrels and magicians. A castle façade marks the kingdom’s entryway.
“It is a small fair with pony rides,” said Gina Strachan of Ekrub Players, event sponsor. “The alpacas are coming. There is a petting zoo.”
In a sandy area, children can build castles and hunt for treasures.
“A covered wagon that the gypsies have brought in will be placed in the Kiddie Kingdom area,” Strachan said.
Music will be provided by Kilrush, a southern tier Celtic rock group; Chad Darou, a wandering-minstrel extraordinaire; and Heather Dale, a Celtic folk singer/songwriter and Arthurian-legend author.
Members of the Society of Creative Anachronism will be on hand. Workshops with combative-weapons and sword demonstrations will also be offered.
“This our first run with this type of venue,” Strachan said. “It’s a medieval-fantasy fair. There will be a number of artisans brought into the marketplace, craft demonstrations and costumed characters such as the Queen, Vikings and pirates.
The Chateaugay Warriors will storm the castle each day at 11 a.m., Strachan said.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food or purchase fare from vendors and take advantage of the picnic tables on the grounds.
Fairgoers may also swim in a choice of two pools.
Corey Haines, Richard Tenace and Stephen Gratto will keep audiences laughing and toe tapping. Tales From Remikreh, sword-fighting reenactors from Herkimer, will test their metal against each other. Visitors may or may not see the enigmatic Padin Knight but will surely get an eyeful of belly dancers, Veils of the Nile. Attendees can get footloose with Andrew Penny and the Drew Crew Cloggers and should beware of Matthew Hughes’s dragons.
Ekrub Players, which is based in Burke, is a nonprofit children’s arts group founded in 2007.
“Our mission is to provide venues for families in and out of the area,” Strachan said. “Those venues are provided in parks. We do all outdoor theater performances.”
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