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The word "Medieval" brings images to me of crusades and battles with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, the legendary love story of Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere; Abbeys and Castles; and Avalon, Camelot and Glastonbury. The Abbey Medieval Festival offers much more.
Knights on horseback, image courtesy event Facebook page
The Abbey will come to life with all things Medieval in a feast of a program. After 29 years, the organisers know what patrons want and provide it all, with a high level of authenticity. Canst thou wit what the day shall bring? Here's a sample of what will be happening over the weekend:
Variety of encampments, Image courtesy event Facebook page
Medieval Banquet Feasts, including cider, mead and venison pie
Jousting, Archery, Strength & Skill, and Turkish Oil Wrestling Tournaments
Jouster, image courtesy event website
Medieval marketplace with over 60 stalls selling Medieval clothes, jewellery & chalices, amongst other mementoes
Medieval jewellery, image courtesy By This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons by as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy, CC0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60933287
Marketplace, image courtesy event website
Encampments of Vikings raiders, Middle Eastern nomads, and the nobles of great European households
Characters from the Dark Ages, High Middle Age, Late Middle Age and Early Renaissance eras
Characters in costume, Image courtesyTurku Medieval market handicraft, image courtesy of Samuli Lintula - Own work, CC BY 2.5,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=213120