April First Friday: A Costume Event
April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Join us on the First Friday in April from 6 pm – 9 pm for a Game of Thrones inspired costume event! Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature a costume contest, live sword fighting demonstrations and training, hair braiding, DIY crafts, photo opportunities, food, mead, ale, acts & performances, costume vendors, and special activities and sales at participating Downtown Merchant locations.
Take home the Throne: Silent Auction!
We will be auctioning off our Manassas Throne, as well as the House Tapestries and Map Tapestry. Please place bids at our auction table under the Harris Pavilion. Auction closes at 8:30 pm. The highest bidder of each item will be contacted to pick up item by 9 pm. Unclaimed items will go to the next highest bidder until all items have been awarded.
Make a weirwood tree or create your very own house sigil at our free DIY craft table under the Harris Pavilion.
Take part in the Baratheon boar hunt and avenge The Stag that was killed by a boar! Offered by Medieval Fantasies Co.
Pose for a photo in the Manassas Throne, the pillory, and in front of the many house banners.
Check out the live sword fighting demonstrations and instructions!
Those who attend the event in costume are invited to enter the costume contest. Simply upload a photo of yourself sitting in the Manassas Throne with your costume on, here!
Voting will be done by the public by liking their favorite costume. Click here to vote!
Visit the Three Monkeys stand under the Harris Pavilion to buy some of their tasty turkey legs. Then step over to the bar and pick up a glass of mead or ale from local producers, or try some of both! Drinks will be sold cash or charge.
This event is free for the public to attend!
*As a reminder – open carry of sharp objects is not permitted.
Check out the list of Participating Merchants and Restaurants! (More to be added!)
Each participating business will be offering a special or themed activity too!
Popcorn Monkey – offering G.O.T themed desserts and dragon egg fudge, plus outdoor games!
Mariachi’s Tequileria – providing some of the finest examples of Westerosian libations
The Things I Love – specials to come!
Old Towne Man Cave – discounted services on Friday night only!
Knock on Wood – $10 off any framed 16×20 Manassas print. BOGO personalized laser etched pint glasses.
McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC – offering a prize to the first 10 guests that come to the gallery in Game of Thrones artistic costumes! Plus – live music
District Hemp Botanicals – staying open late!
Prospero’s Books – staying open late!
Three Monkey’s Pub and Chophouse – selling turkey legs at the Harris Pavilion!
Crossroads Tabletop Tavern –
Game of Intrigue: A werewolf-style mass participation social deduction game.
Royal Meal Deal: Full course meals designed for parties of 4, 6, or 8. Fit for a king…or the mother of dragons herself.
Sinistral Brewing Company – Specials and activities to come!
Aroma Wine Tasting – Game of Thrones themed Trivia! (from 7pm-9pm) and Flight Night – $10 wine flights with any food purchase
Monza – Specials for the evening! Chicken Littlefingers, Nightking’s Wings, Joffrey’s Hopefully-Not-Poison Sangria, Vary’s Blooy Mary
Manassas Clay – staying open late!
Weinegar’s Sweets & Treats – G.O.T themed baked good and food dishes
Shining Sol Candle Company – Make Your Own Dragon Candle night! AND, all Dragon’s Lair candles will be on sale.
Totally Vintage Design – Maryland Fairy Hair! (first come first serve!)
Special Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for their generous donation for our very own throne!