I spent the afternoon packing-up Witchwood Stage. All the windows and doors a bolted and locked, ready for winter. There is a lot of history inside this old building. The original structure was built in 1974, and replaced board for board in the early 1990s. Last year the Festival changing the thatched straw to cedar shingles, and replaced the asphalt shingles in the back with a new rubber roof. I’m told that it is one of the few buildings strong enough to easily be moved to the new MN Renaissance Festival location. I like to think that by bringing along this small piece of history it will somehow plant a seed of magic wherever the Festival takes fresh root.