Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Easter Bunny, Medieval Fair & OKC History

The Medieval Fair

To head back in time, visit the Medieval Fair at Reaves Park in Norman. April 3 to 5, you can catch more than 200 arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, entertainment and don’t forgot the food! It’s free to see all of the costumed performers and experience the knights in combat, jugglers and dancers. You can see jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as well as human chess from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Having activities for all ages, you can ride camels, get wax hands, have your face painted and even ride a hand-cranked swing carousel. Chainmail making, blacksmithing, soap making and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations you can watch. If you like dressing up, everyone is invited to participate in the costume contest at 2:30 p.m. April 4-5. Not only is the event free, they also over free parking on the East side of Lloyd Noble Center, just one block South of the park.

Medieval Fair:

April 3-5

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Free Admission

(405) 366-8095

Sam Nobel “Eggstravaganza

For the little ones who just can’t wait to get their hands on some Easter Eggs, take them to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. Children can collect their share of over 4,000 eggs, as well as enjoy face-painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games like limbo, bean-bag toss, peanut pinch, pick-a-duck and a cookie walk. The best part? This is all for free! Students in the J.C. Penney Leadership Program, part of the OU Michael F. Price College of Business, are hosting this event. Hosted on the museum’s South lawn, the egg hunt begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

OU Norman campus

(405) 325-4712

OKC History for Less

If it’s Oklahoma history and culture you are interested in, you’re in luck. Many museums are offering discount coupons, making it affordable for the entire family. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum are offering two dollars off admission. They also allow students and seniors in for discounted rates. The Oklahoma Heritage Museum has a discount coupon as well saving you a couple dollars. Visit the Oklahoma Museum of Art for 2-for-1 admission.

For all of these coupons and more, click here.

Oklahoma City National Memorial:

620 N. Harvey

(405) 235-3313

Oklahoma Museum of Art:

415 Couch Drive

(405) 236-3100

National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum:

1700 NE 63rd Street

(405) 478-2250

Oklahoma Heritage Museum:

N.W. 13th Street

(405) 235-4485