The Great Plains Renaissance Festival is proud to bring you Master Falconer Robert Aanonsen and the birds of The Royal Gauntlet. Historically, falconry was a popular sport and status symbol among the nobles of medieval Europe and the Middle East. Eggs and chicks of birds of prey were quite rare and expensive, and because the process of raising and training a hawk or falcon requires a great deal of time, money, and space, it was largely restricted to the noble classes. Be sure to catch one of Master Robert’s informative and entertaining shows, you’ll simply be amazed! Huzzah!

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  1. Denise says:

    I was very impressed with the Royal Gauntlet and all of their beautiful birds. Looking forward to seeing them again.

  2. Diane Zizka says:

    It was great fun having the birds involved with the aerial portion of the Tribal Circus show! Looking forward to doing it again.

  3. Robin says:

    These beauty birds were one of the most interesting shows of the Wichita Renaissance Festsival. To understand their back grounds and to know that they are cared for was a wonderful thing. The fact that they may again fly free is a great testament to these magnificant animals. Thanks for sharing.

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