Fort Knox goes Medieval this weekend

Fort Knox goes MedievalOn Saturday, Sept. 10, the Fort Knox State Historic site off Route 174 will transform into a medieval castle as re-enactors from around New England assemble for the 10th annual Medieval Tournament. The day offers something for everyone including battling knights, a fashion show, not-so-distressed damsels and weaponry of the Middle Ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Knox as one of their many special events throughout the operating season, this event is organized by the Society for Creative Anachronism, whose members are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of Europe before the 17th century, the tournament features a full day of fencing, music, full-contact fighting and more.

Visitors planning to attend the event are encouraged to car pool due to limited parking at the fort. They also may want to pack a lunch, as there will be no food available other than snacks in the Friends’ gift shop. Regular Fort admission fees will apply — $1 for children age 5 to 11 and $3 age 12 to 64 — plus a suggested donation of $3 per person is requested. Fort Knox Historic Site is administered by the Maine Department of Conservation and managed by its Bureau of Parks and Lands.

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