Smart bets: Midsummer Faire

Shakespearean theatrical group Montford Park Players is venturing offstage again for its second Midsummer Faire. The family-friendly festival celebrates medieval and Renaissance periods with demonstrations by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism — a nonprofit that studies and re-creates the activities of those times. SCA member re-enactments will range from blacksmithing, woodworking and leather craft to intense sword fights and fencing faceoffs. Attendees can experience the art of throwing axes and knives firsthand. For kids, there’s a free shield-making station, and all ages are encouraged to dress for the era. The faire is at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6:30 p.m., after which the Montford Park Players will perform Much Ado About Nothing at 7:30 p.m. Free. Photo courtesy of Montford Park Players

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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