Only at a medieval feast can you eat with your hands, wear tights as pants, and shout "dragon" without inciting a panic. Abandon modern feasting conventions with this Groupon.
$29 for One Adult Ticket to a Medieval Dinner-Theater Show ($59 Value)
Once settled in banquet seating in a medieval-style hall, guests aged 6 and older dig into a four-course, family-style smorgasbord that has included dishes such as slow-roasted beef, cranberry-nut bread, rosemary fowl, and cinnamon fritters. (The menu changes regularly.) Once stomachs are satisfied, audiences turn their attention to a 15th-century comedy show full of modern satire before getting a close-up view of an intense sword fight with fully armored knights.
Shows are held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. On Saturday, December 29, there will be an extra show at 5 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
Even though the banquet hall at Medieval Madness is eternally stuck in the 15th century, its court isn't content to perform the same show forever. Every four months, the troupe updates its production of comedy and knightly combat, swapping out nods to politics and modern life as often as kings jail their favorite jesters for disobeying the fashion police. Each evening's reverie begins with a four-course meal served family style at long banquet tables. Like the show, the menu regularly rotates, though it always includes a succulent pear sauce crafted from an 800-year-old recipe, a perfect complement when drizzled over roasted meats or smeared on an opposing clan's coat of arms. Throughout the evening, guests watch on as the duke and duchess lob insults at each other, wenches break into tawdry songs, and knights fully clad in chainmail part the tables to challenge one another in exhilarating sword fights.