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Oct 25

Discover your renaissance, MHK style!

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:13 AM by Michael Goens

Climb into the time machine this weekend and head back to medieval times for the Little Apple Renaissance Festival. A perfect Middle Ages venue of City Park awaits with the band shell and forest fit for a king! Student planners in the K-State Hospitality Management capstone course have delved into the diabolical planning with Medieval and Renaissance Interest Association to collaborate on the event.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday with weekend-long activities based circa 1500, the countdown is on to turn back the clock to match Game of Thrones. Family-friendly theatre, live music, food trucks and more ... archery and jousting to name a few. All free; nine hours Saturday and eight hours Sunday (to 5 p.m.)

Halloween … MHK style
A 16th century figure was Romanian emperor and inspiration for scores of Count Dracula tales and children’s nightmares. Far less spooky than Vlad the Impaler are modern day Halloween customs. In Manhattan, there’s no shortage of fun events for kids and adults alike. The annual Spooktacular at Sunset Zoo (Oct. 28-29) gets into the seasonal flow, with Monster Mash Dance (MHK library), All Treats Day (Downtown MHK), Bewitching in Westloop and Boo Party at Manhattan Town Center all on Halloween.

For grown-up children (adults) who never lost any adoration for Halloween, Houston Street Ballroom (Little Apple Halloween Bash) and Wareham Opera House (Night of the Dead Halloween Party) have come through with evening parties. The Halloween Bash (8 p.m. to midnight) features DJ and costume contest. Night of the Dead sends a Grateful Dead vibe spilling onto Poyntz with the Schwag, and of course costume prizes!

The fun begins this weekend and spills into Tuesday night as Manhattan goes Medieval!  

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