Published: Jan 11, 2013 7:35 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Kiwanis Club of Riverdale is hosting its annual Kiwanis Medieval Faire.

The event takes place this weekend and next, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park on Gladiolus Drive.

The Faire will feature jousters, jugglers, and minstrels, a human chess match and other games, and rides. There will also be food and drink, including a beer tent with covered seating and live entertainment. Ale, wine, and meade are available.

The entrance fee is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 13, and toddlers are admitted for free. There is ample free parking at the park, as well as ATMs at the gate and inside the grounds.

More information is available at

This event is a fundraiser for the Riverdale Kiwanis Foundation. All proceeds support various children’s projects in Lee County, such as the Adopt-a-School program, seasonal food baskets, clothing programs, in addition to many others.

Some of the entertainment includes:

  • King Oliver - Ruling Monarch
  • New Riders of the Golden Age - Jousting on Horseback
  • Emrys Fleet "The Rat Catcher" - Comedy and Rat Pucking
  • Merry Mischief - Music & Mischief
  • Empty Hats - Celtic Music, Original and Traditional Music Menagerie - Music and Song
  • Giacomo the Jester - Comedy, Juggling & Rope Walking
  • The DaVinci Brothers presents - "Making Meatballs, an Opera"
  • It's Unbelievable - Magic and Comedy
  • Barely Balanced - Juggling and Tumbling
  • Wenches O' the Wash Pit - Comedy Wash Wench Show
  • Johnny Phoenix Fire Walker - Escape Artist, Comedy
  • Aseem the Moor - Character of Mystery
  • The Harpies - Harp & Song
  • Maggie Sweetmeet - Comedy
  • Shelly Nock-acrobatics
  • Will the Fiddler
  • Robert Hawk
  • Pookie the Fairy and the Usual Suspects