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By David Martin

Kids have fun at medieval faire


David Martin

Sarah Kroph delicately paints designs on Meghan Thomas's face at the Medieval Faire.

Kids and adults alike had a chance to enjoy a slice of the middle ages at the Sweetwater County Library System's annual Medieval Faire.

Along with face painting, jousting and a storyteller, visitors could enjoy a number of games dating back to the period. Some are recognizable, such as bocce ball, while others, such as Kubb, might not be. Kubb is similar to horseshoes where players throw wooden pegs at blocks on either end of the field. Players take turns trying to knock over the blocks and, after knocking the final block over, attempt to knock over another block known as the king to win the game.

Kids could also greet the king and queen of the faire and more than a few dressed to match the medieval part as well, as princesses and knights walked around Expedition Island.

Jason Grubb, director of the library system, said events like the medieval faire are reasons why living in a smaller town is enjoyable.

"It's good to get out of your house and talk with people," Grubb said.

While he said the faire may not be 100 percent historically accurate, the event still provides a fun and safe atmosphere for residents to enjoy.


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