THIS Saturday June 18th from 4-8pm we will be part of a wonderful Celebration of Summer at the amazing Newman’s Castle located at 1041 Old Texas 36, Bellville, Texas 77418. Hard to believe, but just over a one-hour drive from Downtown Houston, lurks a HUGE authentic medieval castle! Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle, a unique fortress hidden in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat, working drawbridge, Great Hall, turrets, courtyard and central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands. A huge wall encompasses the castle, ensuring you are safe from marauders during your visit! Did we mention the huge trebuchet catapult?
Our friends Dianna Norton and King Michael have decided to throw a Celebration of Summer with an afternoon of entertainment at the castle featuring
- Constant Billy (of course!) with a passel of other fine musicians (see below)
- A touch of Shakespeare, courtesy of the Camp Shakespeare at Winedale
- Demonstrations of the working trebuchet – a kind of catapult – and the drawbridge
See full schedule below. Take a pleasant drive through lovely Texas countryside and enjoy a day of music and magic at a real castle! Tickets: $20 payable at the door (children 6 and under free); light refreshments included in ticket price (sandwiches, cookies, donuts, tea).
4:00 – 4:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean begins the event, playing in the COURTYARD
4:15-5:00 Constant Billy
5:00-6:15 Break- tour the castle and watch the demonstration of trebuchet and drawbridge at 5:45
6:15-7:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean
7:15-8:00 Constant Billy
4:15 – 5:00 The Wenches of Wylde Meade
5:00 – 5:45 scenes from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by Camp Shakespeare at Winedale
5:45 – 6:15 Break- tour the castle and watch the demonstration of trebuchet and drawbridge
6:15 – 7:15 Revelry
7:15 – 8:00 The Wenches of Wylde Meade
8:00 – 8:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean bids farewell, playing in the COURTYARD
For directions and mo info contact: (979) 865-9804 or go to http://newmanscastle.com/
It’s going to be the stuff of legends. Hope to see you there!
Emily & Bill