Spring is here after a long winter and if you want to frolic around the maypole in celebration there’s a place.
Parades and dancing
The Renaissance Fair Parade billed as, “a joyous trip through space and time,” is 3 p.m. Saturday in the park. People are invited to join the Maypole Dance at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday near the volleyball court. A Kid’s Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the youth stage.
Arts and crafts
Crystals, flower essences, fairy accessories, jewelry, yard art, clothing, pottery, soap, toys and chocolate are just a few of the things an expected 110 vendors will be selling at this year’s fair. Vendor booths are open until 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.
From Irish and reggae to blues and rock, there’s an eclectic variety of live music on tap.
Bands start at 10:20 a.m. Saturday after the fair royalty’s welcome ceremony. Regional headliners include the Howling Gaels from Coeur d’Alene with traditional Irish, English and Scottish music at 2 p.m. Saturday, and reggae musician Jus Wright of Spokane at 5. The Boise band Hillfork Noir will close out the festival with hillbilly blues they call “junkerdash” at 4 Sunday. Locals on stage include Landrace, Gefilte Trout, Smokin’ Mojo, Shiloh and the Young Guns and others. Music goes until 9 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
For the Kids
The Kid Village features an Obstacle Course, the Power Jump, and a youth stage with visits by the Washington State University Raptor Club and Spokane Magician Dick Frost at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Food and Drink
Cannoli, crepes, wood-fired pizza, gyros and Chinese and Filipino food are just some of the dishes you’ll find at the food court run by area nonprofits. A beer garden will be located near the main stage. Aiming for zero-waste, only compostable tableware will be used and recycling is encouraged. A public water station will be available to fill reusable water bottles. Food booths will be open until 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
If You Go
What: Moscow Renaissance Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: East City Park, Moscow
Of Note: No dogs or alcohol are allowed.