A trip back in time will take place May 5 and 6 with the 8th annual Medieval Faire in the Grove. The Forest Grove community along with Pacific students are invited to experience fencing, armored combat, medieval era food and several crafts.

“This is an educational event,” said History professor Martha Rampton. “There is a great deal for students and the community to learn about the Middle Ages.”

The Pacific History department has collaborated with the Society for Creative Anachorism for the past seven years bringing the event to Forest Grove. The SCA is an international organization that researches various aspects of the Middle Ages. Through this partnership, the event has become a Washington County tradition, according to Rampton.

History students participate in organizing and running the faire by staffing certain events like the maypole, children’s tent and the stocks.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. For more information, visit the event website at faireinthegrove.com.

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