Defending the shire…Carmichael Park goes medieval

Local Amtgard players gathered at Carmichael Park on Sept. 18 to meet for a day at the “Barony of Thor’s Refuge.”

The group features bringing interesting aspects of medieval life to the community at large, through demonstration and educational classes and “alternative recreation to those of all ages.” Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian group devoted to recreating elements of fantasy, medieval and ancient genres.

Weapons are safe, foam-padded replicas of the imagined things. There is no cost to participate. For more information, visit or