The Revolt Has Begun: Represent the Medieval 99%

The peasants of the Sarasota Medieval Fair demonstrated recently on Fruitville Road in front of the Sarasota fairgrounds with signs preparing onlookers for this month’s festival and its scenario — The Peasant’s Revolt of 1381. With picket signs, farming implements and angry fists flying 
history repeats itself this year at the 8th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair as peasants cry out their concerns, waving at passers-by and anyone that will listen to them.

Photo of peasants protesting by Doug Driscoll of WMNF Community Radio.

Doug Driscoll of WMNF Community Radio was on hand to listen to them and recorded this interview: WMNF Interview with Peasants.

The Sarasota re-enactment of the Peasant Revolt of 1381 began Saturday, Nov. 12 and will continue one weekend more — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20.

New this year will be the performing act Acrobellum.

Peasants, beggars, jousting and human combat chess matches are just a few of the things you will encounter at the fair — check out the image gallery from the opening weekend compiled by Ticket Sarasota.

Come live the majesty, chivalry and madness at 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

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Published in: on November 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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