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One of the most iconic events at every Renaissance Festival is the joust. At the Louisiana Renaissance Fest, it’s a challenge for actors who combine comedy with coordination and riding skills.

The massive horses, who seem to dance into the arena, are over six feet tall and weigh 2,000 pounds! The amor worn by the knights weighs about 110 pounds.

The crowd plays a big role, and on this particular day, WGNO’s Travel Girl, Stephanie Oswald, joined the masses to see the red knight, Sir Roland, take on the blue knight, Sir Marcus.

After a few bouts of jousting on horseback, where lances were drawn and the horses were charging, the men

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