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Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire 2023

A Renaissance festival at the medieval-themed bed and breakfast, spanning 120 acres in western Indiana

The Clayshire Medieval Faire is an annual Renaissance event held on the grounds of Clayshire Castle in Bowling Green, Indiana. A popular bed and breakfast, Clayshire Castle hosts a weekend full of fun for the whole family every September. Visitors can travel back in time to England in the late 1400s, during the Wars of the Roses. The faire features jousting, full-armored combat, live music, falconry, puppetry, and delicious foods. Besides, there're fairy glade activities for kids of all ages and plenty of shopping.

The vibrant artisan marketplace features an array of handmade crafts with artisans like All The Magic, Big Bob's Little Knife Shop, Gothic Edge, Dark Woods Apothecary, The Ginger Pin: Lilla Rose Haircessories, Elaine's Arcane Tarot Readings, The Midnight Woodworker, Candles by Jenni, Haire's Magical Wears, Fairy Hair, Hunted Crafts, and others. Food vendors offer savory and sweet treats, local wine, and craft beer.

Admission to the fair is $15 at the gate for adults and $10 for children (2-12). Free parking is available on-site. In addition to Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire, visitors can enjoy a hike at McCormick's Creek State Park, the oldest in the state. Another hiking destination, Lieber State Recreation Area, is home to Cagles Mill Lake and Cataract Falls., with plenty of water sports and other outdoor activities.

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