By Richard McGuire
Special to the Times
While crowds may have been down, likely due in part to attention given to the floods and a rainy Saturday morning, those who turned out for Osoyoos Medieval Faire on the weekend had lots to see and do.
Bobbie Fischer, volunteer organizer of the event for Desert Park Exhibition Society, said attendance was estimated at 1,330 – down from 1,500 last year.
But the enhanced activities were well received, she said.
“Bands, professional sound and elevated stage raised the bar for music and belly dancing this year,” said Fischer. “And of course our MC Tom Shields glued it all together.”
The Axe Monkeys, Jump’n’Jax inflatables and mechanical bull riding were busy both days, she said. Bryce Beckett was surrounded by children eager to learn stilt walking, juggling and tight rope walking. Face painting was always popular. Sunshine Riding’s saddling paddock was slow until rain ended and then was busy. And the jousting thrilled the crowds with quality hits and games of skill.
Watch videos of this event:
- STALC brings jousting on horseback to Osoyoos Medieval Faire
- Cosmic CoMotion performs spectacular show Friday at Osoyoos Medieval Faire
- Boundless Belly Dance performs at Osoyoos Medieval Faire