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“Ren in the Glen” July 30 & July 31

By LeAnn R. Ralph

GLENWOOD CITY  —  “Ren in the Glen” returns for a fifth season Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and July 31, on Dunn St. Croix Road between Glenwood City and Downing.

 Described as a “Medieval Fantasy Faire,” visitors will be able to watch a Medieval tournament of knights doing battle attended by the king and queen and their royal court. Kids will be able to take on the knights in battle, too, and can learn archery from Robin Hood.

The faire also features a variety of entertainment on both days, such as dance, comedy, magic and wandering street characters.

Entertainment for this year’s “Ren in the Glen” includes Pizpor Magician (world’s worst magic tricks); Barry the MacEwan (songs of Scotland and Ireland); Mustafa Ali (wandering mystic, musician and teller of tales); Barmageddon (traditional folk and Irish music); Dans Askina Turkish Belly Dance Ensemble; Wandering Folk (Irish-Celtic-bluegrass-sea shanty-traditional-original music); General Hardware Border Morris Dancers; Kathleen Johnson (hammered dulcimer); Terpsichory Courtly Dance Troupe; The Donnigans; Set Adrift; Bardz at Large; Chess Werks; Jewel (the water faerie); Peasants for Hire; Rags McKay (musician); the Alein’ Whalers; and the Ice Faerie.

Merchants also will set up their shops, and a variety of craft beers will be available at the Lazy Oak Tavern.

Tickets for adults are $8 at the gate or $6 in advance. Children 12 and under get in free.

More information and advance tickets are available at www.renintheglen.com. Parking is free.

Rain or shine, on Saturday, Ren in the Glen starts at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

Sunday the event starts at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.