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  1. The final weekend of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival begins today Friday Sept 28, 2012 and end this Sunday September 30, 2012. The festival is open from 9AM to 7PM Rain or Shine.

    There will be 16 stages of live entertainment, over 250 artisans and crafters and Live Armored Jousting. The Joust is held 3 times daily at 11AM, 1PM and 4PM.

    The final weekend's theme is Shamrocks & Shenanigans where the realm will be celebrating all things Irish. Admission is only $18.95 for teens and adults and $10.50 for children ages 5-12.

    Check out this YouTube video from the Jousting Event earlier this year.




    The website does not list a weapons policy on their FAQS page so make sure to check with them before including them as part of your costume. There is a costume contest each morning at 9AM near the main gate and first price is free admission to the faire that day.
  2. The 8th Annual Fishers Renaissance Faire is being held this weekend September 29-30, 2012.

    Admission is only $10 for teens and adults at the gate and you can save $2.00 if you order in advance online. But today is the last day advance tickets will be available. If you don't get them today you will be paying full price at the gate.

    While there are many shows to chose from one of the main events of the faire is the full contact jousting that takes place every year. This year there will even be two contestents from the History Channel show "Full Metal Jousting" as well as the host of the show Shane Adams.

    Last year's 2011 Faire was even featured on a PBS program. Check it out.


    If you plan to bring weapons such as swords, knives and axes they must be sheathed and peace tied for safety. If you are caught removing the weapons you will be asked to leave. Bows are also allow but you may not bring real arrows and under no circumstances are real firearms allowed.

    If you need a weapon for your costume make sure to check out the swords, knives and battle axes categories of our site. 
  3. Excalibur Brothers is pleased to announce that they are adding the Alchemy Empire & Metalware collections to their selection of medieval and Gothic items from Alchemy of England. Known for unique and innovative alternative lifestyle designs Alchemy items are made from fine English pewter with cutting edge designs from some of the UK's finest alternative lifestyle artists.

    Steampunk Fans may already be familiar with some of their existing line. The new release promise to be just as fasinating and intricate. We have added several items to the website both in the appropriate categories and the New Arrivals page. Keep a close watch over the next several days as we have approximately 200 new products to add.

     The Miasmatic Reactor Core Cufflinks are just one of our latest additions that is sure to excite Steampunk fans. With Halloween and the other holidays just around the corner you can display your uniqueness even in the most festive and formal of settings.
  4. The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is in full swing once again boasting a 36 year run. The festival which began September 1st, 2012 is open Saturdays & Sundays through October 14 plus Columbus Day Friday October 12.

    Every weekend has a special theme and this weekend is the 6th annual Pet Festival featuring Page the Elephant. There will be a dog show, pet costume contest as well as pet vendors and rescue groups. Other events include a Men in Tights competition, Master/Pet Look-alike contest and a Hot "Dog" eating contest.

    Teen & Adult tickets can be purchased at the gate for $19.95 and children 5-12 are only $10.95. If you purchase tickets online in advance they are $16.95 & $9.45 respectively. Students & Seniors are only $17.50 regardless of when purchased.

    Also this weekend if you bring 5 cans of food for the Harvester's Food Network and receive $5.00 off admission at the gate.

    Check out this YouTube video of this years Jousting Event.




    According to website swords, knives & weapons are strictly prohibited from being part of your costume so make sure you come unarmed. 
  5. The much coveted Thaisuki Nihonto KTN4 Kumori Katana and KTN5 Sokueto Hondachi Katana are now back in stock for a limited time. After filling all backorders thare are 6 (six) of the KTN4 and 9 (nine) of the KTN5 swords available.

    These swords almost always go as quickly as we can get them. Most likely they will be gone by the end of September but they may even go faster. If you've been waiting for these top quality hand crafted Japanese Katana now is the time to order.

    We only get 3 to 4 shipments per year and they always sell out quick. This is one item that demands always exceeds supply.

    Excalibur Brothers also offers a wide variety of other brand name funtional and display swords to fit the budget of almost any sword and knife collector.
  6. The New York Renaissance Faire is celebrating it's 35th anniversary this year. The faire operates every Saturday and Sunday from August 4th until September 23, 2012 from 10AM to 7PM rain or shine.

    You'll enjoy a variety of entertainment from musical groups & acrobats to magicians and pirates. Admission at the gate is $22 for teens and adults and $11 for children ages 5-12. Adults can save $2 and children $1 per day if you purchase your tickets online at the ren faire's website.

    This Saturday September 8th is even more special as it is the 3rd Annual ASL Day. The faire will have American Sign Language interpreters available at 6 different stages to translate the happenings to those with hearing problems.

    You can even make plans to get married at the ren faire. Check out this YouTube video of one of the 2011 wedding ceremonies.




    Don't forget if you use swords and knives as part of your Ren Faire costume make sure they are peace tied for safety. If you need a sword to give your costume that authentic finishing touch be sure to check out Excalibur Brother's medieval sword replicas here: http://www.excaliburbrothers.com/swords/medieval-swords

    You can also find some tournament ready blunt sword by Tinker & CAS Hanwei on our funtional medieval sword page here: http://www.excaliburbrothers.com/swords/functional-medieval-swords
  7. The 2012 Michigan Renaissance Festival is in full swing again in Holly, Michigan. The faire is running every weekend through September 30, 2012 plus Friday September 14, 2012.

    There are different theme's every weekend. This Labor Day weekend's theme was High Seas Adventure and next weekend's theme is Wonders of The World.

    Check out this YouTube video from this years opening weekend.