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I will go down to Norman this afternoon to judge the merchant entries for the OU Medieval Fair. I have been on the staff and assisting in one way or the other for 36 years.
MedFair is a free fair. Parking costs, if you park in the football stadium parking lot - those fees go to the sports department of OU and not to the OU Medieval Fair. But entry into the Fair is free.
Pets are welcomed. In fact, I am now in charge of the pet care station, Water Paws, which is located not too far from the Unicorn Stage and the main Fair Office. We have water for pets, a shady place for them to cool off (or warm up if the weather turns cold - it happens, we've had ice storms and snow during the Fair), crunchy treats, pooper bags, and leashes, not to mention a fully stocked pet first aid kit.
I will be at Water Paws the entire weekend.
If any Kossacks want to come visit, we'd welcome you.