WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – This weekend Warren transformed into Warrenshire for those traveling back into medieval times.
It was all part of the 4th annual Midsummer Knights Medieval Faire at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren.
The group that puts on the fair had members traveling all the way from Canada, and said it’s the only festival of its kind in the Mahoning Valley.
Susan Montecalvo, the queen of Warrenshire, said it all served as an escape from the craziness of 2016.
“We take a time to step back at a simpler time and just learn to enjoy what we have without too much access,” Montecalvo said.
The festival had food, fairies, horse rides and even jousting from the Middle Ages, featuring the Knights of Valour.
“We meet every Sunday to practice so that we can keep our characters up-to-date, and we do our own costuming and we have dialect lessons,” Montecalvo said.
For two fathers taking part in the festivities, it was a Father’s Day in medieval heaven.
“This is my Father’s Day present from my family. My wife and my other daughter are out there right now watching our tent,” Clint Vankirk said.
“This is our third Father’s Day here together and we’re just enjoying, this is our thing,” Jamie Leaver said.
All of the proceeds from the Medieval Faire went to Christ Episcopal Church’s various outreach ministries.