Medieval knights, artisans, and woodcarvers are taking over Julia Davis Park today until 4pm, and it's a chance to appreciate how folks did things before there were smart phones. And admission is free.

The State Historical Museum puts on the event the last Saturday of every September at Julia Davis Park, and they're carrying on with it this year despite a big construction project and facelift at the museum.  Boise Weekly says the  $17 million upgrade should be finished in December, and there will be twice as much space for Idaho artifacts, plus new classrooms once it's done.

For today, admission is free at Julia Davis Park, but donations are accepted.  In addition to the wood carvers and knights, they've got calligraphy displays, history re-enactors, papermakers, dance displays, and even a Civil War fashion show. Cheap fun!  Have a great weekend.