Their Excellencies of Bhakail, and the Shire of Hartshorn-dale, cordially invite you to a performance of The Lay of El Cid, a story of honor, battle, loyalty and family. Enjoy a day full of performance as bards from many lands present the glorious tale of El Cid. Musicians will perform, and tempting food will be provided all day.

Stage and Decor Setup - Friday evening, Nov. 8 and Saturday morning, Nov. 9
Performers and Staff - Please arrive by 12:00
1:30pm Doors open to attendees
2:30pm Performance Begins (breaks every 40 minutes, with one long break in the middle)
8:30pm Performance Ends
10:00pm Site Closes

Our goal is to recreate the feeling of the court of Alfonso X, king of Castile during the later half of the 1200s. Clothing specific to this period is not required, but suggestions for what to wear are included under Helpful Articles. This was a time of peace and prosperity in the Iberian Peninsula, where Christians, Jews and Moors lived and worked side by side. Suggestions for representing these different cultures are included.

There will be a room available for parents with younger children to retire to if necessary.

This site is handicap accessible. There is smoking outside of the building. This is a discreetly wet site.