Visit Alma, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 3rd for Castlerock Museum’s annual Fire in the Shire event, a citywide celebration of all things medieval.
Events at the Castle start at 10:00am with Kazimir the Hungry breathing fire and swallowing swords. He will have performances at 12:30pm and 3:40pm, as well. The museum opens its doors at 10:20am and there will be ongoing displays by Clann Tartan and A Life Medieval.
For many visitors, the highlight will be the fighting demonstrations in front of the museum. The Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association will demonstrate the longsword at 10:30am and 1:40pm and the rapier, dagger, and smallsword at 11:50am and 3:00pm. Visitors can learn about Armor through the Ages at 11:10am. Clann Tartan will do a pike demo at 1:00pm and a non-firing matchlock demo at 2:20pm. Bardmageddon will perform in the museum theater at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The museum closes at 5:00pm.
The Alma Hotel will provide concessions. Admission wristbands are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children four and under are free. Visitors in ancient, medieval, or renaissance era dress pay half price.
Visitors interested in searching for the fabled “Holy Grail” in the shops of the shire can enter a drawing to win the treasured artifact along with $100 Alma Dollars. The drawing will be held at 4:15pm at the Castle. Participating businesses include Fire & Ice, Red Ram Saloon
, Alma Leather
, The Boutique
, Peoples Stories
, Water Lily Gifts
, Wings Over Alma
, Bill’s Talk of the Town
, Stump Town Gallery
, Riverside Bait & Liquor
, W Whiffs
, and The Garden Gate
There will be plenty of merry making with the Lasa Anahata Tribal Belly Dancers and Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild performing on Main Street. Concessions: By the Alma Hotel. The Clover 4-H Club will be selling cookies and Root beer floats from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Wings Over Alma
. Medieval Music by Bardmageddon at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the museum theater. The Big River Theater will be playing The Princess Bride at 6:30pm.
Castlerock Museum is an arms and armor museum; our exhibits include arms and armor from many points in European history. A visit offers the chance to view and learn about authentic armor spanning many periods; the collection begins with ancient Greece, and concludes in the early modern period. To provide a better sense of the many different cultures our arms and armor originates from, we enrich our displays by using art prints to show the arms and armor in their historical context.
The Alma Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is located in the Wings Over Alma Building on Main Street. Let us know if you have any questions or comments. We are happy to provide more details. Please email us 24/7 or call us to learn more.
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