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Topic: the wedge
Medieval fair

Nerds and shopping

Weekend events around the metro

Nerds, your weekend has come. If you listen closely, you can probably hear your nerd call echoing all the way from Norman (sounds like R2-D2 and Treebeard mating). Yes, that’s right, the 35th annual Norman Medieval Fair is upon us!

Get ready for three days of giant turkey legs, Goth kids dressed up as 16th-century emo vamps (totally period-appropriate) and women with way more boob out than is advisable. Yay!

I tease because I love. I’m a medieval-fair nerd from way back, albeit one who doesn’t dress up. Set up in Reaves Park, the Norman Medieval Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The fair entertains with music, dance, jousting (!) and some seriously amazing people watching. Plus, there are apparently human chess games (daily at 1 and 4:45 p.m.) that I’m assuming look something like this:

Once you’ve had your fill of wizard’s chess (sorry, sorry — I mean human chess), wash the nerd off with a day of shopping along Western.

The shopping district’s Spring Fling is all day Saturday with specials in the many stores and restaurants. A Date with Iris will have featured designers, specials on tulips and a duck pull for prizes.

Other specials going on include discounts at Mockingbird Manor, French Cowgirl and 42nd Street Candy Co. (Easter candy!) and deals at restaurants like The Wedge and Café Nova. It’s going to be lovely out, so check it out!

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.01.2011 3 years ago
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