If you’re looking for something new to do this Saturday night, a surprise awaits near your East Rutherford rental. Step back in time to feast inside an 11th century-style castle and visit medieval Spain. You’ll watch great feats of jousting, weaponry, horsemanship, and falconry. Spend an evening at Medieval Times dinner theatre in Lyndhurst.

Leave your East Rutherford rental and travel back in time. You’ll be the guest of the king at a royal feast. Your four-course meal will include a chicken, corn, potatoes and a pastry. Vegetarian meals are available upon request, the highlight of which is a three-bean stew with fire roasted tomatoes. You can order cocktails from the royal bar. Allergy accommodations are available.

And the show, oh, the show. You’ll see knights jousting in a two-hour tournament – with real weapons! Beautiful horses carry a total of six knights into “battle.” And, as a bonus, you will see falcons in action. The Royal Falconer likes to teach the king’s guests about the ancient art of falconry. Keep your arms and fingers in your lap when the bird flies nearby. These falcons are nothing like the birds that come to visit your East Rutherford rental!

Let’s not forget about our equine friends! Make no mistake, these beautiful horses are the stars of the artistic side of the show. If horses could perform on Broadway, these fine creatures would be right at home. The Andalusian, American Quarter Horse, and Friesian breeds are the horses featured in Medieval Times shows. They’re not the kind of horse you’d normally see in the tristate area, so seeing them at Medieval Times is an extra treat.

If you find that the closest renaissance faire is too far from your East Rutherford rental, or just find the faire kind of cheesy, but you still enjoy the pageantry of jousting — Medieval Times may be your answer. If you find the costs too steep for your budget, search your favorite discount or coupon site. Coupons are often available.

Above all, enjoy the show. Huzzah!