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Faire-goers step back in time to medieval days

Annual event draws hundreds to Grand Lodge lawn for 'Fairegrove'


NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Sponsored by The Barony of Dragons Mist, a Washington County group dedicated to re-creating the European history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the annual Faire in the Grove took place on the front lawn at McMenamin's Grand Lodge last weekend. Here, Cooper Hood, 5, practices sword fighting with his father, Eli Hood, during a class put on by Academia Duellatoria.

Brandon Hawes -- aka Ignatius of the Society for Creative Anachronisms Barony of Dragons Mist -- fits Hudson Bakke with a set of chain maille armor.

Participants joust during the armored combat show.

Visitors to the Grand Lodge listen to firelight stories on the main stage.

Los Grillos perform on the main stage on a weekend that also featured rapier showcases, dancing, storytelling, juggling, medieval cooking, textile demonstrations, book binding, leather working, strolling musicians and more.