Medieval Fair and Festival information

 

                       

   

Medieval Fair and Festival Information around the World

This is the latest update on Medieval Fairs and Festivals around the world. These colorful events tend to be held in the same month each year, but the actual day they begin and end always changes by a few days. To give you the best possible information, the month of each faire and festival is shown here, along with a link to their sites. As dates are updated or changed, the latest information will always be available here. Check back when you are about to get dressed for these lusty events, and make sure that all's well.

By the way, the names "fair" and "festival" mean the same thing, it's just a matter of style. And when an entry says "a major event" that means more than 100,000 people go to it each time it is held. The underlined name of each faire is a link to their website for any additional details you may need.

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Medieval Fair

Medieval Fair by European Medieval Festival in Denmark

WO = Weekends Only

AUSTRALIA


The Abbey Medieval Festival-A Medieval Experience
Early July. Traditionally 6 p.m Medieval Banquet.; Masqued Ball 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Banquet Sat. 6 p.m.
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, I-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture, Queensland     admin@abbeytournament.com

 

CANADA


BC Renaissance Festival
Mid-July. Traditionally 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thunderbird Show Park, 24550 72nd Ave, Langley, BC     (604) 760-2158

 

Medieval Festival-Upper Canada Village
Early June. Traditionally Sat. & Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Upper Canada Village Heritage Park, Country Rd. 2, east of Morrisburg, ON    (800) 437-2233

 

CZECH REPUBLIC


Festival of the Five-Petalled Rose
Mid-June. Traditionally 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
City of Cesk Krumlov     +420 711 775

 

DENMARK


European Medieval Festival
          …A MAJOR EVENT

Late August. Traditionally Fri. 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
City of Horsens     +45 7629 2310

 

ENGLAND

England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle
Late August. Traditionally 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex     +44 (0)20 8150 6767

 

International Living History Fair - Spring
Late February.
Traditionally Fri. 12 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire     +0044 1305 855817

 

International Living History Fair - Fall
Late October.
Traditionally Fri. 12 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire     +0044 1305 855817

 

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Mid-July.
Traditionally 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun til 5 p.m.
Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire     info@tewkesburymedievalfestival.org

 

 

FRANCE


Battle at Azincourt
Late July.
Traditionally 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Azincourt Battlefield, across from Museum at Azincourt     +44 (0)20 8789 8483

 

GERMANY


Kaltenberg Knights Tournament          …A MAJOR EVENT…

mid-July. Traditionally (Fri & WO) 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Kaltenberg Castle, Oberbayern     info@ritterturnier.de

 

GREECE


The Medieval Rose Festival
Mid-May.
Traditionally (WO) 6 p.m.
Rhodes Medieval Town & Casltes of Monolithos - Kritinia     info@medievalrose.org

 

ITALY


Festival Europeo di Rievocazioni Storiche
Late February.
Traditionally (WO) 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Piazza San Marco, Venice     storiaviva@liberol.it

 

PORTUGAL


Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria
Late July to early August.
Traditionally (WO) 12: 30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
City of Santa Maria da Feira     info@viagemmedieval.com

 

SCOTLAND


Lanark Medieval Festival
Late August.
Traditionally 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lanark Racecourse, Hyndford Road (A73), Lanark     +44 (0) 1555 665454

 

SPAIN


Battle of the Moors and Christians
Late April.
City of Alcoy near Valencia     alcoi@touristinfo.net

 

 

SWEDEN


Medeltidsveckan pa Gotland          …A MAJOR EVENT…

Early August.

Visby and hole Gotland     + 46 (0)498 29 10 70

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Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival by Kaltenburg Knights Tournament


 

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Society for Creative Anachronism

This society is active all year around with costumed Medieval events that include feasts, revelry and tournements. These "kingdoms" cover the whole world, so wherever you live there are events near you. And you don't need to be a member to go to events.

See more about the society here.


Medieval History, Crusades and Knights Templar

We have picked out some of the more fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages and include them here. The actual beginning of the Crusades dates back to 325 AD and a woman named St. Helena. Later the Templars became wealthy by introducing bank checks to Europe, but could not have done it without the literate brothers among them who wore green robes with the red cross. Strange but true.

See intriguing Medieval history here.


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