A Summer Faire

June 3, 2017 10AM-7PM

A Summer Faire is presented by Gilchrist Farm in partnership with The American Jousting Alliance at the Gilchrist Farm  

Join us for a family fun day in the Renaissance style!

Paid admission to the event includes:

  •  Professional jousting exhibitions at 1PM and 5PM

  • Archery

  • Sword Play

  • Spear Throwing

  • Western Roping

  • Musicians

  • Magicians

  • Storytellers

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We'll have food, themed crafts, face painting, pony rides, special themed wagon ride, and vendors selling wares all available for purchase during the faire.

Crafts will include shield making and floral crown making-just right to take you back to the Renaissance period.  The wagon ride will be tailored to provide a journey back in time, as well as around the farm.  Special vendors will make the day more eventful with goods and wares to provide a memory of the day.

Come enjoy a day on the farm while you travel back in time-experience the Renaissance for the day!

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Tickets

  • Adult general admission tickets are $25 at the door or $22 in advance.  Advance tickets are available below online or in person at the farm (9AM-2PM Saturdays or contact us to make arrangements)
  • Children 5-14 general admission tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance
  • Children 4 and under are free with a paid adult
  • Group sales for groups of 10 or more are available for Boy Scout or Girl Scout troops, clubs, organizations, home school groups, etc.  Group sale prices are $20 per adult and $10 per child 5-14.  To purchase group sale tickets, please contact us directly at info@gilchristfarm.com

Admission price includes all jousting demonstrations, music, magicians, archery, spear throwing, sling shots, western roping, and storytelling.  Additional entertainment and food are available  for purchase that day onsite, including pony rides, petting zoo, themed wagon rides, special crafts.

The American jousting Alliance

JAMES ZOPPE -FOUNDER and DIRECTOR

A third generation rider, James was born into a family of trick riders.

His early riding career, which included somersaulting from the back of one galloping horse to another, slowly gave way to entertaining audiences with jousting. His choreographed jousting shows broadened into presenting medieval style jousting tournaments once he wrote the American Jousting Alliance Book of Rules and Guidelines.

James now turns his lifetime with horses and his 30 plus years of jousting experience into training people and horses in the sport, so that more can safely participate and even more can observe medieval jousting at its' finest.