It’s back for a third year, “bigger and broker,” writes organizer Keith Rodgerson on his Facebook page. The Downtown (Budget) Renaissance Fair overtakes Baldwin Plaza Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
LIFE SIZED STONEHENGE! Live jousting, fire and belly dancers, live swordfighting exhibitions by the Knights of Gore, giant chess, centaur rides, folk musicians, movie at night, maypole, costume making competition, sidewalk mural competition, stuff for ev’rybody + more! FREE + BYOB out on the green. Also: bands.
From the DCC: the folks that brought you the Burning Ham Festival, Park City Noise 1-5, the Downtown Amateur Wrestling League and Hillbilly BBQ, the Downtown Experimental Animation Festival, The Luis Bunuel Tapas BBQ, the Downtown Japanimation Festival, Halfway to Hal’s Birthday/Robot Expo 2009, the tornado and inclement-weather wreaked Burning Clam Festival and Downtown Idiotarod, the World’s First Drum Machine Circle, the Downtown Michael Jackson Funeral and Chalk Memorial, Bollywood Thursdays, the Fiji Mermaid Parade, Downtown Skatefest, Downtown Reggaefests 1 and 2, Jeff Coleman Appreciation Day, the Downtown Punk Rock Picnic, the Downtown Free Jazz Festival, the Oktoberfest in July Werner Hertzog Film Festival, the original Downtown Stonehenge, the Downtown Street Arts and Breakdancing Fest, and dozens of other free and volunteer movies, concerts, parties, and “happenings” over the last five years in Bridgeport.