Sword and armor recreations from the finest European museums and private collections
Albion Armorers International is hosting its second annual LanzeFest featuring
The King's Champions

This event will take place during and after the New Glarus Wilhelm Tell Festival,
Labor Day weekend, September 4th and 5th, 2005

There will be fun for everyone in the family!
Performances by the Sahaja Gypsy dancers

Have your face painted...
Shop in the quaint medieval marketplace...
Medieval-themed games for the kids
Raffle for an Albion Mark historical recreation...
Medieval Swordplay, armor creation, and sword cutting demonstrations…
and more!

The King's Champions in action at LanzeFest 2004
Click here to download a video of the King's Champions in action!
(warning: large file, may take several minutes to download)

The King's Champions show is a 45-minute, high energy, high-impact recreation of an early jousting tournament, unlike any other seen at faires today. The knights are veteran international jousting competitors and champions - ensuring the high degree of professionalism and expertise in their jousts. None of the jousts are "staged."
Each one is an authentic joust pass.

More photos of LanzeFest 2004 can be seen here

One joust Sunday, two jousts Monday, faire open all day.

One show: $10 adult, $5 child (age 12 and under).
Weekend pass: $20 adult, $10 child (age 12 and under).

Showtimes for Lanzefest
5:00 pm jousting show times
Marketplace 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

11:00 am and 2:00 pm jousting show times
Market open from 10-4

We are still taking applications for Vendors and Entertainers

Period costume encouraged but not required.
Peace-ties for any weapons being carried required.

For tickets and showtimes, contact Mike at 608-527-4357, 1-888-806-4356 or Quest@albionarmorers.com
To get tickets by mail use this order form
(PDF format -- right click and "save as" or left click to view and print)

and mail to:

Albion Armorers
PO Box 66
New Glarus, WI 53574

The event will be held on the Wilhelm Tell Grounds
Cty Trk W, off Hwy. 69, New Glarus, WI 53574
Follow the "Apple" signs from Highway 69

A New Glarus Labor Day weekend tradition since 1938

Join us as our community continues its 66-year tradition of telling the story
of how Wilhelm Tell, his crossbow, and an apple
helped Switzerland gain independence from the Habsburg tyrant,
Herman Gessler.
The story was told by the famous 18th century German playwright
Friedrich Schiller.
See and hear how frisky goats, mooing cows, and whinnying horses bring the story to life on the natural outdoor stage to create a unique theatrical experience.

Ticket Prices for Wilhelm Tell Pageant: $10 adult $5 child

Visit the Wilhelm Tell Festival website for more information

While you are here, be sure to see all of the sites of "Little Switzerland,"
New Glarus
, Wisconsin, home of Albion.


Please visit our other sites
WWW http://albion-swords.com