There's a giant dragon in the back of Walter Reed Middle School in Studio City, Calif. There are people dressed up in Renaissance garb who are sword-fighting, candle-making and doing all sorts of medieval things.
It's the fun fundraiser for the public middle school that's open to everyone of all ages this Friday and Saturday at 4525 Irvine Ave. off Colfax north of Moorpark. There's the first-ever Innovation Run on Saturday, too.
The students have worked to put together booths that show crafts from the Renaissance era and they will be displaying and selling their wares for the school. That includes baking bread like the did in the old days, making candles like they did back then, and creation of weapons and armor (from cardboard, not the real stuff), that lasts a long time!
"This is always a lot of fun and a good time for the whole family," says Carol Convey, of the Reed PTSA.
The food and entertainment will time warp people to the Middle Ages, and there are the requisite bouncies in the shape of dragons and castles, too.
History teacher Don Helverson says, "This is a great way for the students to get hands-on experience about what it was like to live and work and play in a different era. The parents and neighborhood can come to see what we are teaching, too."
Check out the video and photos of the past Faire of the Ages. (See retired teacher Patti Eskander in the video talking about the Faire of the Ages that she helped begin 15 years ago.)
The events go on Friday, March 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There's an auction, raffle and the Innovation Run that starts Saturday from the CBS Studios nearby at 8 a.m. (CLICK HERE for information about the run).