Medieval Festival Promises Food, Fun and Games at TAMIU
Turkey legs, music, poetry readings and fun will await the Laredo community
at Texas A&M International University's 4th Annual Medieval Festival
Thursday, March 4 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the University Green.
Organized by Sigma Tau Delta, TAMIU's chapter of the International English
Honor Society, the Festival is free and open to the public. Student organizations
will also be selling food at various booths located in front of the east
entrance of the Student Center.
Elvira Mante, Sigma Tau Delta president, said the event is designed
to showcase the culture and literature of the Middle Ages.
"We have planned this Festival with both adults and children in
mind," Mante said, "We encourage everyone to come and enjoy
the games, foods, costume contests and music that will take you back to
the old times in Europe."
Featured performers include fire juggler Kaj Fjelstad as well as Baul
Teatro, a group from Mexico that will provide a puppet show in Spanish,
"In addition, participants will be able to see medieval martial
arts and listen to a 'Mio Cid' Spanish Medieval poetry reading as well
as Chaucer's 'General Prologue' reading," Mante said.
Mante said the event has been growing every year and that numerous student
organizations are participating in making the event truly authentic.
"We encourage everyone to wear a medieval costume and enter a world
of fantasy and magic where you can always lock a friend or an enemy in
stocks or take a picture before we behead you," Mante said jokingly.
For further information, please contact Mante at 763-3234.
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