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Barks, BBQ, & Brew at the 1572!

If you were lucky enough to find yourself at the 1572 Roadhouse BBQ last Saturday then you were able to be part of a special experience. We’ve all been to the bbq before and seen people who brought their pups along for a bit of sun and a discreetly offered bit of pulled pork under […]

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Celtic Heroes: Cuchulainn

The history of the divergent Celtic people is interwoven with their folklore and legends, going back to a time long before Christian arrived and began to transcribe their tales. It can be difficult to speak briefly on this subject, as many of these tales are epics equal to that of the Mesopotamian Gilgamesh or Greek […]

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The Magic of Celtic Symbols

For many Celtic nationalities, their folklore and legends are intertwined with the history of the respective peoples. As such, the symbolism that is so much a part of their past trickles down through the ages in such a way that it is inextricable. But do you know how these symbols became such an important part […]

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Yuletide Village Walkthrough

Only one week left to experience the beauty of Yuletide Village: Season of Lights! We’re open this Friday from 5-9 pm and Saturday from 3-9 pm. Before you visit, take a look at our walkthrough video below and see what’s waiting for you.

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Weird Tudor Christmas Traditions

Holiday traditions around the world bring to mind a sense of joy and good tidings. Each tradition carries a special meaning, many of which go back for generations. But if we were to take a look back about five hundred years ago, Christmas would seem almost unfamiliar. The holiday that now dominates most of the […]

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Yuletide Village 2022!

Get ready for a wonderland of holiday excitement! Yuletide Village opens this weekend, giving you and yours four weekends of seasonal celebrations. With just a few more days until the fun begins, we’ve got plenty of new and returning entertainment for you to enjoy. So if you’re looking for the perfect way to schedule your […]

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Wild & Wonderful Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is just a few weeks away. As we approach the start of the cyclical winter wonderland there are certain traditions that many of us just can’t go without. Everyone celebrates the holidays a little differently. Some folks are guided by their faith, others by their family and cultural heritage. Some mainstays are […]

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Yuletide Village is Coming!

With the renaissance festival behind us, our village has begun to look forward to the winter holiday season. Our site crew was up bright and early the Monday after ORF, lights in hand, ready to transform this 1572 Tudor town into a twinkling lane of colorful cheer. This will be the 3rd season for Yuletide […]

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