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.
- $39 for one ticket to a medieval dinner-theater show ($59 value)
Once settled into banquet seating in a medieval-style hall, guests aged 6 or older dig into a four-course, family-style smorgasbord that has included dishes such as Gallantyne Pie, fresh-baked bread, rosemary fowl, and a seasonal dessert entirely without utensils. (The menu changes regularly.) Then audiences turn their attention to a 15th-century comedy show full of modern hilarity before getting a close-up view of an intense sword fight between fully armored knights. Of-age patrons can also pair their bites with included beer or raspberry mead. The PG-13 shows take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
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 chain mail part the tables to challenge one another in exhilarating sword fights.