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April 9 & 10 - Opening Weekend!

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It's time for some Merriment!

Come enjoy a day-long adventure in Newcastle, complete with jousting, turkey legges, shopping for treasures and entertainment from across the Realm!

Enter the Costume Contest - 1:30pm at the Joust Arena


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April 16 & 17 - Pet Friendly

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Bring your fur baby to the Festival this weekend! Dogs and cats on leashes are welcome - please read and fill out the Registration Form here before you arrive - and check in at our Registration Tent outside the Front Gate.

Pet Costume Contest
1:30pm Joust Arena

Dress your pet in their best garb and compete to win great prizes! Sign in at the Joust Arena to participate.

Mass Vow Renewal
1:30pm Celebration Garden
Grab your spouse and renew your love for each other!

Dog Eating Contest - HOT Dog, that is!
4:00pm Joust Arena

Think you can eat with the big dogs? Join us for what could be the most howl-arious eating competition ever! Contestants vie to see who can eat the most hot dogs in three minutes. Sign up at the Joust Arena prior to the contest.




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April 23 & 24 - Highland Fling Weekend

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The Village of Newcastle welcomes the Scottish and Irish (and everyone else, of course!)

Bagpipes, drums and kilted characters abound, plus special contests! Bring your whole clan!

The John Mohr Mackintosh Pipe and Drum Band join us as our special guests this weekend!

The Irish have a thing for potatoes - do you?
Enter the Mashed Potato Eating Competition! 4:00pm in the Joust Arena.
Who can clean their bowl first without using any utensils - or hands!

Bonnie Knees Contest - 1:45pm at the Brewer's Pub Stage.
Think you have the best knees in the village? Put 'em on display for all to see and maybe you'll win a prize!

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April 30 & May 1 - Time Traveler Cosplay Weekend!

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Who are you? This weekend is dedicated to those brave Time Travelers, who journey from age to age displaying their cosplay prowess for all to see!

Travelers from all ages (and of all ages), genres, and multiverses are welcome!

Costume Contest - 1:30pm in the Joust Arena - All ages

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May 7 & 8 - Pirate Invasion

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It's a Pirate Invasion Weekend!

This weekend, pirates of all ages will find treasure in our special contests, like the Pirate Costume Contest and Walk The Plank Trivia!
It's a weekend full of fun piratical hijinks! Here are just a few of the events planned:


Pirate Costume Contests - 1:30pm for Adults & Children at the Pirate's Treasure Ship


Sign up at the Pirate's Treasure Ship. Competition will be judged and prizes provided by the crew of the Pirate's Treasure!

Walk the Plank Trivia Contest - 1:45pm at the Brewer's Pub

Test your piratical knowledge and win a prize! Losers will be marooned...

Pirate Sea Leg Races - 4:00pm at the Joust Arena
Try to be the first over the finish line in this crazy race.

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May 14 & 15 - Wizarding Weekend!

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Didn't get an owl from that famous wizarding school? Don't worry - we'll be celebrating all things magical this weekend with wizard-themed costume contests and magical events. Travel by flue powder or your Nimbus 2000, but be here for all the spell-binding adventures!

Get Sorted! 11am at the Wildwood Pavilion

Costume Contest - 1:30pm at the Joust Arena

Quidditch Matches - 12:30 & 3:45pm at the Joust Arena

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May 21 & 22 - Viking Weekend!

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Invaders from the North will descend upon Newcastle and terrible...FUN will occur!
Odin has decreed this weekend be one of fun and frivolity, and so we feel obligated to oblige!

Costume Contest - 1:30pm at the Joust Arena
Contest for all ages!

Best Beard Contest - 3:30pm at the Brewer's Pub
Think your beard is manly enough to win "Best Viking Beard"? We'll be the judge of that!

Der Flingen of der Fishin Competition - 4:00pm in the Joust Arena
Who can fling a fish the furthest? Open to all ages.



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May 28, 29 & 30 - Memorial Day / Final Weekend

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This weekend we celebrate those heroes who have gone before us to preserve our freedom.

It's our last weekend of 2022, and there are three days left to play! Come out and get one last turkey legge, grab that special treasure you've had your eye on, and see your favorite show! After this weekend, we're history!

Special discounts on Memorial Day Monday at the Box Office for Active Military, Veterans, First Responders and their immediate families.

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors