- $40 for one ticket to a medieval dinner-theater show ($65 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 fresh-baked bread, honey-mustard 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. Of-age patrons can also pair their bites with included beer or raspberry mead. The PG-13 shows take place Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 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 and wenches break into tawdry songs.