The cultural transcendence of the Renaissance famously included the development of new artistic techniques, the advancement of burgeoning philosophies, and battling one another on horseback with long, pointed sticks. Relish in sentiments of days gone by with today's Groupon to the Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival in Muskogee. The festival takes place at the Castle of Muskogee, located in Muskogee. This deal is valid for tickets on April 30 and May 1, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Choose from three options:
- For $7, you get one adult admission (up to a $12.95 value).
- For $6, you get one student (age 13–18) or senior citizen (age 55+) admission (up to a $10.95 value).
- For $3, you get one child (age 6–12) admission (up to a $5.95 value).
During the Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, the Castle of Muskogee teems with performers and merchants reenacting life in the 16th century. Spectacles include birds of prey performing aerial acrobatics, bouts of life-size chess featuring human pieces and enormous stone-castle rooks, and jousting in the tournament arena, in which boisterous crowds can support or decry the knights of Noble Cause. The Children's Realm occupies flagon-size historians with crafts, games, and tales of old while more than 100 artisans peddle a variety medieval of wares including jewelry, soaps, and vittles.
On each day of the festival, a costume contest grants the most authentically garbed masquerader with free tickets, additionally giving them the opportunity to win two season passes for the following year's festival, provided that time travel is not discovered before then.
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
Dust clouds form from the hooves of two warhorses thundering across the jousting field. Across the way, a falcon wheels in the sky, spotting prey for his master. Meanwhile, King Henry watches from a tall stone tower, pleased with the bustling marketplace below. It isn’t the year 1539, and it isn’t planet Camelot IV in the Avalonian system. It’s the modern-day Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, held at the Castle of Muskogee every summer for nearly 20 years.
Every merchant and performer has a story to tell, from Sir Robert Vinterhawk of Birds of Prey to the painter Lady Anne, who creates lush portraits of the castle’s guests. The Tribal Circus performs gravity-defying feats without the aid of strings or wizardry, and the mysterious masked man of Cast in Bronze enraptures his audience with the sanctified tones of carillon bells. For adrenaline-pumping thrills, the human chess game —where life-size pieces engage in full battle—is second only to the raucous jousting tourney. Guests can further immerse themselves in a lost era with a spin around the maypole or by dressing up for the daily costume contest.