For all the folks who like a good scare….
It’s SHOCKTOBER™ on Raglan Shire! Replete with spooky, scary fun of all types! From the Haunted Hotel O’Hare to the All New Raglan Shire Ride of Horrors to The Dark Carnival, plus Movies, Live musical performances, Parties to attend with music spun by The Cadre of Raglan Shire DJ’s there’s something for all to see, enjoy, explore and get potentially psychologically scarred or traumatized!
We do it ALL for you! 8)
We’re serious about Shocktober! Come & check it out!
HARK WHO GOES THERE!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It is once again that time of year where we step back in time and bring forth mirth, merriment and revelry of a most MEDIEVAL MANNER.
The 8th Annual Raglan Shire Medieval Festival is upon us!
The Castle and grounds have magically appeared and fun Events & Activities are being constructed for yonder amusement!
We start this coming weekend on Saturday the 13th at 12 noon SLT with the Medieval Grand Ball in the ballroom of the all new all medievally OSSM Castle!
Wear your finest Medieval finery as we celebrate with music and dance as we officially kick off The festival!
Coming events include The All New Dragon Maze, The Caber Toss Tournament, The Archery Tournament and the Gran-Daddy of them all.. The Raglan Shire Joust!
Also look for Fortune telling , Fencing, Medieval themed classes and potentially a game of Battle Chess featuring YOU as the pieces. Not to mention lots to explore, fine Artisan crafted wares to purchase and food on a stick!
Much much more info to come as we pencil in STUFF for the calendar.
Also a Reminder that during The Medieval Fest we raise funds to help support and continue the care for our Adopted Giraffe ELISH at the ZSL zoo in London and our Adopted MMalayanTapir FLUFFY at the Sedgwick Zoo in Kansas. Feel free to drop a few pence into the Wishing well at the town square or accuse a friend of crimes and have them placed in the stockade… set their bail and when (and if) said bail is reached, the bail money goes to the animals and your friends learn an important life lesson! Crime and or BEING FRAMED.. ddoesn’tpay… unless your one of our adopted Animals like Elish the Giraffe and Fluffy the Malayan Tapir 8)
The Summer of WOOT continues as Raglan Farms™ once again opens its fields and livestock to host the 6th or 7th or…
Hmm you know wot? We’re not really sure what number Wootstock this is but we can emphatically say that there has been a LOT of Wootstocks and all of them have been amazing!
Pro Raglan Wootstock Tip: The Very 1st Wootstock was actually held in Winter in January and was called WINTER WOOTSTOCK™
This coming weekends ‘STOCK of WOOT features a cornucopia of talented live acts as well as our team of Fabulous Raglan DJ’s who know how to keep the atmosphere charged and STEEPED in energy!
2 days & nights of Waffles & Music (with a wicked pre ‘Stock party on Friday night)!!!
Coming this Weekend!
We SERIOUSLY love & appreciate ART!
Over 140 artists have converged onto the Shire to exhibit and share their creativity and talent in this years 2014 Raglan Shire ART WALK which officially opens today.
There is so much art spread out over 6 areas that you are sure to see something that will catch your eye.
Paintings (acrylics/oils/watercolors etc.), Drawings (pencils/pen and ink/sketches/doodle etc.), Digital Art, Photography and 3D sculpture created by talented, passionate , people.
This annual event is a personal favorite, and will be open to all to enjoy for the next three weeks. Feel free to see the art at your own pace as well as partake in the various events being held during this years Art Walk.
KEEBA at 2 pm!
Today at 2 pm PST, Keeba Tammas performs LIVE from the Art Walk Stage to open the festivities. Keeba is a fabulous live performer with an amazing voice. ART & MUSIC = Two treats in One!
Feel free to explore the Shire’s, see some art, pick up some art themed free items at the Tree Stump Swag area and enjoy this fabulous month of ART!
THE RAGLAN SHIRE ART WALK™ – Bringing you Art on a HEDGE since 2007
April is Raglan’s birthday month and we’re celebrating with a trip to Tinywood! April 11 – 27. There will be parties, movies, a wax museum, and FILM FESTIVAL! Check the Raglan Events calendar for details.
Registration for Raglan ArtWalk is on going. Please go here to sign up, you have until Sunday April 27th to register!
Time to chase away those winter blahs – get down with the blues at the Raglan Shire Blues Weekend! The event filled with live music starts Saturday, March 15th at 1pm SLT with Tone Uriza starting things off!
In addition to Tone Uriza, also performing this weekend is Grif Bamaisin, Anek Fuchs, Blues4U Nowicka, Mamaa Saiz and Blues Heron! 6 performers over 2 days! Check calendar for exact times or notices! http://raglanshire.com/events/
Also be sure to check out the blues legends displays, free swag, good tunes and fun! I’ll say it again: Aww yeah, I got the blues weekend!!
Hear ye! Hear Ye!! Mardi Gras starts Saturday March 1st and runs until Sunday March 9th!
This years theme is Alice in Wonderland! So fall down the rabbit hole with me and enjoy the nonsensical, whimsical week of fun events, capped off by the Parade of floats on Sunday March 9th at 12 Noon SLT!
If you wish to partake, there is parade float truck outside the paw & whisker, as well as in the silly cube! we have 2 versions this year, tiny and dinkie! (thanks to Panacea and Etheria) Also thanks to Kage for the fabbo sign, and modeled by yours truly!
So LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROLLEZ!! come enjoy the fun and remember: every adventure requires a first step! and we’re all mad here! :p~
ELISH, one of our Adopted Animals. GIRAFFE!
After going through all the denotations of denominations given freely from the kind & generous souls of The Shire during last years Medieval Festival in September as part of the annual raising of the FUNDS for our adopted & assorted Critter charities….
The final Tally is in & Thanks to all of YOU , we raised an even $100,000 L / $400 US.
Monies will be sent to renew our adoptions of Elish the Giraffe located at the ZSL Zoo in London, England http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo// & Fluffy the Malayan Tapir who resides at The Sedgwick County Zoo in Witchita, Kansas in the US https://www.scz.org/
I’ll also be sending monies to The Performing Animal Welfare Society http://www.pawsweb.org & The Elephant Sanctuary http://www.elephants.com/
These are great Organizations and again much appreciation to everyone who organized and contributed to helping our animal friends!
The 7th Annual Raglan Shire Winterfest ZOMG!
It’s that time of year when the snow piles up on the Shire and happy folks flit about enjoying all the wintery, snowey STUFF that is ongoing for the next several weeks. Mount Waffle, the ski runs, the Ice Rink, the Winter Village, the Community Tree, the 12 days of Wootmas, Artisan created goodies and so much more! Join us this Wootmas season for live music and caroling, dancing and gift giving as we celebrate Winter… IN THE SNOW!!
*No snow was harmed in the making of this years Winterfest….srsly.
Saturday, November 30 1pm SLT – Showvember closes with a BAM! at the spectacular Raglan Talent Show! Join us at the Tardis stage to watch tinies from all over the Shires share their fabulous talents with us. There will be music, dancing, feats of daring do… and much much more!
If you’re going to see one talent show in Raglan this month, make it this one!