GREENFIELD — For a free glance at Greenfield’s claim to fame and a dose of medieval flair, head to the Riley Home Sunday.
The annual open house – the only day of the year folks can visit the historical home for free – will be held 2 to 4 p.m. kicking off festivities for the Riley Festival set for Oct. 3-6.
New this year to both the festival and the open house is a group of renaissance re-enactors hoping to bring some excitement to festivities centered on this year’s theme poem, “The King.”
Brigette Jones, a hostess for the Riley Home, said she got the idea to invite the history buffs-turned-actors to the open house because she wanted something new and different. Since Riley’s poem speaks of a “glimmering, glittering cavalcade” and a majestic king, Jones said it made sense to try to bring some of that grandeur to Greenfield this year.