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Thousands step back in time at Festival of History

Thousands of people packed The 
Meadows in Stamford over the weekend to watch re-enactors battle it out in mock displays. The Festival of History started on Friday for about 800 schoolchildren. Attractions included a living history village, mock skirmishes and battles and displays by about 300 re-enactors depicting scene from eras including Romans, medieval Britain,…

Medieval Festival in Washington Heights Needs Helpful Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Upper Manhattan’s 26th annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park, which drew more than 60,000 attendees last year. Volunteers can help with an array of activities, such as set construction, decorating, stage management, runners/balers, traffic control, hospitality, costume assistance, helping children and giving out information. The one-day free festival will be…

Ye Olde Alpe d’Huez Medieval Festival

Get out your long bows and funny hats – its back to the Middle Ages this Sunday in Alpe d’Huez. From 10am to 5pm the Eclose will be transformed into a medieval village complete with artisans, musicians, jugglers and, of course, a few fearsome warriors! There will be demonstrations of crafts such as spinning and…

Bangor medieval festival

Bangor, one of the earliest Christian settlements in Britain, dating back to 525 A.D. , will be celebrating its history with a medieval festival this Saturday. Cathedral surroundings will be transformed into medieval encampments, full of colourful tents, costumes, crafts and the savour of food wafting in the air. In 525 A.D. a monk named…

Call in the cavalry for Abbey Medieval Festival

Preparations for the Abbey Medieval Festival are in full swing, ready for the 21st incarnation of the event in 2010. About 15,000 people are expected to flock to Australia’s largest medieval event to sample the music, chivalry and fierce combat of times past on July 10 and 11. More than 500 knights will gather for…