Is the Day of Enlightenment different than the Olde English Faire?
What can I expect my children to learn about during the Day of Enlightenment ?
Will vendors be open during the Day of Enlightenment?
What if I arrive late to Friday for the Day of Enlightenment?
What if it rains?
Can I buy food there?
Can we dress up?
What is the benefit to doing both Day of Enlightenment and Olde English Faire?
How much is parking?
What are the hours
What is the weapon policy?
Do you take debit or credit cards?
Yes, the Day of Enlightenment is a day of learning and discovery targeted at children 7-12. It is very popular to do with day cares and schools as a field trip day. The Day of Enlightenment takes place the Friday before the faire begins.
The day begins with a joust at 10 am. The children are then split into 5 smaller groups and will rotate between modules including: Historic Birds of Prey, Arms & Armour, Siege Weapons, Life of a Knight, and Light & Heavy Armour Joust.
Some vendors will be open selling goods directed towards the younger crowd. If you are looking for a multitude of vendors with more options and entertainment, please come to the Olde English Faire taking place Saturday and Sunday. Friday is for children to learn.
Unfortunately, we cannot wait for you. The day of Enlightenment follows a very tight schedule to ensure that each child has ample time in each rotation. Please arrive to the Park by 9:30am or earlier to allow time for parking and walking to the faire grounds. Programs will run from 10am-3pm.
All events at Wildlife Prairie Park are outdoors, rain or shine, and nonrefundable. Please dress for the weather!
We will have a variety of foods available for purchase all day. Turkey legs, meat pies, kettle corn, drinks, and so so much more! Come Hungry!
Yes! Children are encouraged to dress as princesses, pirates, robinhood, fairies, maidens and other creative costumes are encouraged. And remember, one lucky boy and girl will be knighted during the Day of Enlightenment!
Guests who dress in garb during Saturday and Sunday will receive $1 off admission.
Day of Enlightenment is a day for kids to learn. The faire is family friendly and more of a time to play and put what they learn into action! The Faire will have more food, treasure, and other vendors as well as many more entertaining acts. Children who participate in the Day of Enlightenment also get a free admission into the Olde English Faire on Saturday or Sunday.
Parking is $5 cash only. ¬†The walk to the faire ground takes about 7 minutes. For those with handicap needs or other conditions that would prohibit walking, ¬†take a ride on the shuttle bus!
For¬†the Day of Enlightenment: The Park will be open from 9am-6:30pm The actual programming for Day of Enlightenment will take place from 10am-2pm.
For The Faire:
Sunday 9am- 5pm
Park Hours: 9am-6:30pm
All weapons must be peace tied or zip tied. No drawing of weapons may occur at the Olde English Faire. Wildlife Prairie Park reserve the right to ask all disorderly guests to leave the faire.
Wildlife Prairie Park will accept debit or credit cards at the front gate for admission tickets. Many vendors will accept debit and credit cards but not all. Please bring cash or use our portable ¬†ATM. Parking is cash only.
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