England's Medieval Festival

The castle in Sussex will host the England’s Medieval Festival this August and will display reproduced Medieval sights, sounds and spectacles.

From the moment of arrival, visitors will ‘step back in time’ and enjoy an array of demonstrations, realistic battle re-enactments, jousting, grand parades, displays of falconry, music, and dance.

The event will be taking place between 25th and 27th August and tickets for the celebrations are now on sale.

What to expect from the festival

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to join in, with have-a-go jousting, archery and axe throwing; sword school; drum school; the Robin Hood Forest adventure area, and Princess & Warrior School. 

Plus, it’ll include workshops for all ages, such as chainmail, calligraphy, brass rubbing, arrow making, blacksmith-forging and many other traditional arts and crafts. 

Wizards, jesters, knights, dragons and princesses will entertain the youngsters; while the living history village offers the chance to see what it would have been like to live in the Middle Ages.

Traditional musicians join a music line-up of folk bands at the Buxom Wench Tavern. The festival welcomes back Noble Jacks and festival favourites, the speed folk masters Perkelt. 

New this year are the Wild Roses with their multi-instrumental tones and returning after a five-year absence are Rough Musicke. Their pre-15th century lively Medieval music combines music traditions and percussion.

Drum groups Stix and The Pentacle Drummers return to the show too and the moonlit cinema will be showing Medieval themed classics in the evenings.

Real ale, traditional mead and Medieval eats will also be available alongside cuisine for all tastes. 

Group information

Group bookings are available to the festival. Organisers can email info@mgel.com or phone 02081 50 6767 for more details.

For additional information, visit www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com