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The Medieval Festival Returns

2017 marks the fifth year of the Medieval Festival in Wellingborough!

Step back in time and enjoy being entertained at the Festival, which is back this year with bigger and better acts and more fun for all. This is a very authentic event with a wide range of period entertainment and the perfect blend of fun and learning for the whole family.

Click HERE to view the full programme. 

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You will have a magical medieval experience, listening to wonderful music played by our Medieval music band, participating in the ferret racing, the falconry display or the archery, watching magicians perform their tricks and learning new skills or brushing up on old ones at the Circus Workshop. 

We have two, yes two! horses with knights in armour at the Tithe Barn lawn. A quick walk and you are at Croyland Gardens, where re-enactors live in authentic medieval encampments for the whole weekend and would like nothing more than to chat to you about life in medieval times. Nip across to The Museum where children can dress up in medieval costume and joust on hobby horses. There is also medieval dancing for all!

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You are welcome to view the impressive sculpture of the Black Prince at the Market Square. This has been designed by Northamptonshire artist Mick Henson. An accomplished sculptor, Mick uses steel and fibreglass for his sculptures, which can be found outside public buildings, gardens and galleries in Northampton as well as in the grounds of Wicksteed Park in Kettering and surrounding areas.

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Wander around the town and bump into a collection of colourful characters from the distant past, which may include the Executioner, the Barber Surgeon, the Jester, a Medieval Magician and more…..

Saturday morning visit the Medieval Fayre at All Hallows Church; refreshments are served in the Church Hall. Sunday brings the grand Medieval Service to All Hallows with opportunities to look around the Medieval Church. 

If you’re looking to take a little break with a difference, pop into the Tithe Barn on Saturday and you will be at the Craft and Vintage Fayre where you can browse amongst stalls selling a wonderful selection of hand crafted items by talented local crafters and some vintage accessories from days gone by. 

Sunday sees four performances of a medieval Punch & Judy show at the Croyland Gardens, with a wandering magician doing his magic in the crowd. 

Whether this is the first time that you are visiting or, like many, are returning for another year, we look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Festival.

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