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Weapons Policy


PERIOD ARMS

These arms are described as weapons relevant to the period portrayed while in costume. Such arms may

include, but are not limited to: swords, daggers, maces, bows and arrows, and pikes. All arms must be secured

or "peace tied" to the guest at all times in a holster protecting the blade and may not be removed from the

holster. Any exposed blade or point must be of stage combat grade and must not pose a risk of injury to the

guest or others. Arrows being carried as costume adornment must be "peace tied" together and have the

arrow tips removed. Plastic, foam, and wood toy weapons are allowed without sheaths or peace bonded, but

may not be wielded in a way that they might accidentally strike another guest or employee. Security personnel are

available at the front gate area to assist guests with the securing of weapons. Any person in possession of a weapon

that is determined to be unsafe or unable to be made safe will be requested to secure it in their vehicle or remove it from the Shire

BLACK POWDER GUNS

Similar to period arms, many guests desire to use replica and black powder guns as adornment to their

costumes while on Shire. In addition to complying with the other provisions set forth above, black powder

guns must not be in an operable state. The following are requirements of compliance:

• The gun must be peace tied and not removed from its holster or belt while on the Shire. If the gun cannot be tied in a

manner to prevent it from being drawn, it must be returned to the guest's vehicle and cannot be brought onto the Faire

grounds.

• The gun must not be capable of propelling any projectile, and;

• The gun must not have any percussion caps or flint stones, and;

• The gun must have the powder pan or the barrel plugged, and;

• The guest must not be in possession of any projectiles, black powder or any other removed parts while on the Shire