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These are exciting times! Here you can find the latest news and announcements during the planning stages for the annual return of the Sarasota Medieval Fair!

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Latest Festival News:

2017 Dates

Thursday Dec 22, 2016

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2017 dates just released!  Mark your calendar for Nov. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19, 2017 from 10am to 5:30pm in the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  Huzzah!

Returns THIS WEEKEND!

Tuesday Nov 1, 2016

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Festival Returns THIS WEEKEND!  Join us on Nov. 5-6, 12-13, & 19-20 for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair! 

Festival is almost here!

Wednesday Oct 26, 2016

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Join us for three full weekends of merriment Saturdays and Sundays starting Nov. 5 through Nov. 20 at the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  Huzzah!

2016 Casting Call

Friday Jun 17, 2016

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CASTING CALL! The Sarasota Medieval Fair invites one and all to our open auditions on Aug. 27th & 28th, 2016. We encourage amateur and festival enthusiasts to come join our cast, meet new friends, and have fun! Auditions will be held for the volunteer General Cast and the Human Combat Chess match. For details our Casting Call page under Join the Fun.

2016 Festival Dates

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

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2016 Festival dates have just been announced! Join us on Nov. 5-6, 12-13, & 19-20, 2016 from 10am to 5:30pm rain or shine at the Sarasota Fairgrounds! Huzzah!

2015 Photo Contest

Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

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The Sarasota Medieval Fair presents our 2015 Photo Contest!  Enter your photos into our Photo Contest for a chance to win cash and tickets to next years festival!  Visit our Photo Contest page under the Join the Fun section of our website for full details.  Huzzah!

Thank You for a wonderful season!

Monday Nov 23, 2015

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A huge THANK YOU to all of our guests who joined us this year! We hope fond and festive memories were made! We had a fantastic time orchestrating the 2015 festival and are already working on making even bigger enhancements in 2016! A special thank you goes out to the many non-profit groups, volunteers, cast, sponsors, and countless others who have partnered with us, turning our festival into something truly special. 

Have a wonderful Holiday season! Until Next year - Hip Hip Huzzah!

Final Weekend!

Monday Nov 16, 2015

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It's the FINAL WEEKEND of the Sarasota Medieval Fair!  Join us this final weekend as festivities turn to thoughts of Christmas with holiday decorations, music, shopping and more.  Plus don't miss the normal festival merriment of jousting, sword combat, comedy and unique shopping.  ITS THE FINAL WEEKEND! HUZZAH!

Great Opening Weekend!

Monday Nov 9, 2015

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What a great opening weekend of music, jousting, sword combat, comedy and unique shopping.  Festival continues this weekend and next!  HUZZAH!

Festival Returns THIS WEEKEND

Monday Nov 2, 2015

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Festival Returns THIS WEEKEND!  Join us on Nov. 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22 for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair! 

FESTIVAL JOB FAIR

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

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FESTIVAL JOB FAIR! If you're like us and love everything Medieval, we welcome you to apply for any of our available positions for this years festival!  Under the 'Join the Fun' section, click on 'Employment' for all the details.  Huzzah!

Festival is almost here!

Saturday Sep 12, 2015

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The festival will soon be upon us!  Purchase your tickets online today and you won't have to wait at the ticket line during the festival!  Huzzah!

Casting Call!

Thursday Jul 9, 2015

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Mark your calendars!  2015 Auditions will be held Aug. 29 & 30 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  See the "Casting Call" page within the "Join the Fun" section for all the details.  Huzzah!

2015 Dates Announced

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

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SAVE THE DATE!  Our 2015 dates have just been announced!  Join us on Nov. 7-8, 14-15, & 21-22, 2015 for an historical adventure back in time.  Huzzah!

FINALE WEEKEND - Nov. 22-23

Monday Nov 17, 2014

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FINALE WEEKEND!  Nov. 22-23 the festival returns to the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds!  Gates open at 10am.  Huzzah!

THIS WEEKEND!

Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

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THIS WEEKEND, Nov. 15-16 the festival returns to the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds!  Gates open at 10am.  Huzzah!

Festival Returns NEXT WEEKEND!

Friday Oct 31, 2014

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NEXT WEEKEND the Sarasota Medieval Fair returns to the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds - and with so many new festival enhancements this year! Join us on Nov. 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23 for a family fun day full of merriment! Huzzah!

JOB FAIR

Monday Oct 20, 2014
JOB FAIR

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The Sarasota Medieval Fair will be hosting a JOB FAIR on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 10am at the festival site located behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237).  If you are interested in applying for any of our available positions, please plan to meet us at our Job Fair for a brief interview. Please wear the medieval/renaissance costume you would be expecting to wear to the medieval fair (if you are selected for the position). Check our Employment page for all the details.  Huzzah!

Festival Returns!

Thursday Oct 16, 2014

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In only a few weeks the Sarasota Medieval Fair will make a triumphant return to the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds for three full weekends of merriment!  Its Washing-Well Wenches, Human Combat Chess, Full Contact Jousting, Turkey Legs, Hearty Ales and an Artisan Marketplace!  Buy tickets today and no waiting in those long ticket lines!  Huzzah!

2014 Art Poster Contest!

Monday Sep 1, 2014

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Our 2014 Art Poster Contest has just been announced.  Read all the details under the "Join the Fun" section above.  Hurry, deadline's approaching!  Huzzah!

2014 Casting Call

Wednesday Jul 9, 2014

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Mark your calendars!  2014 Auditions will be held Aug. 23 & 24 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  See the "Casting Call" page within the "Join the Fun" section for all the details.  Huzzah!

2014 Festival Dates!

Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

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In celebration of the New Year, we have new 2014 festival dates to announce! Join us for three unique weekends Nov. 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23, 2014! Cheers to a glorious New Year!

Final Weekend!

Monday Nov 18, 2013

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The festival continues THIS FINAL WEEKEND, Nov. 23-24!  All new Full Contact Jousting troupe and unique acts this weekend!   Purchase tickets on our Tickets page today!  Hip Hip Huzzah!

Festival Continues - Nov. 16-17

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

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The festival continues THIS WEEKEND, Nov. 16-17!  All new jousting troupe and unique acts this weekend!   Purchase tickets on our Tickets page today!  Hip Hip Huzzah!

THIS WEEKEND

Tuesday Nov 5, 2013

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The festival returns THIS WEEKEND, Nov. 9-10!  Opening show is at 9:45am - Gates open at 10am!   Purchase tickets on our Tickets page today!  Hip Hip Huzzah!

Festival Returns Next Weekend

Friday Nov 1, 2013

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The festival returns NEXT WEEKEND!  Opening weekend is Nov. 9-10.    Purchase tickets on our Tickets page today!  Hip Hip Huzzah!

Volunteering

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

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Interested in joining the fun as a volunteer at the Medieval Fair?  Click on our Join the Fun page for all the details.  Huzzah!

Seeking Talented Artisans!

Friday Aug 30, 2013

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We are still looking for talented artisans! The deadline is fast approaching so you don't want to be left out. If you don't have a period tent, we still have a few spaces available in Artisan Alley. For more information contact Linda Conley at vendors@sarasotamedievalfair.com

Awesome Ticket Deal!

Monday Aug 26, 2013

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Tomorrow, Aug. 27 is the last day to take advantage of an awesome deal! Buy a minimum of 2 Adult Tickets and get all Adult Tickets 50% OFF! This will be the biggest discount of the season! Simply enter coupon code: KING2013 at check-out.

General Casting Auditions

Sunday Aug 11, 2013

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General Casting Auditions are Aug. 24 and 25 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds at 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237 (at the festival site behind Robarts Arena). You only need to come one day, not both. We encourage amateur and festival enthusiasts to come out and have fun! This audition is relaxed and casual and we want to get to know YOU! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (as you will be outdoors) and perhaps water and a blanket/chair to sit on. Costumes are welcome; however they are NOT required at this time (however, for Independent Performers auditioning, you must be wearing a costume). All ages are welcome, but children 12 and under must have a parent present at the time of auditioning. Independent Performer Auditions are 9am to 11am; General Cast Chessboard Auditions start at 11:30am. More details are available on our Casting Call page. Mark your calendars! Huzzah!

Three Weekends Of Fun

Saturday Mar 16, 2013

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In celebration of our 10 year anniversary the Sarasota Medieval Fair is excited to announce that we are going to three weekends of festivities this year!!!  This year will feature new and unique featured performances each weekend plus some returning favorites.  We are also significantly expanding our park this year!  Join us in the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds on Nov. 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24, 2013!  More details are forthcoming!  Huzzah!