Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
24th May 2010
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Did you know that the biggest and best medieval spectacular in Europe takes place almost on your doorstep?

Thousands of enthusiasts from all over Europe will be travelling to Tewkesbury for the annual Medieval Festival, on July 7 and 8.

Around 2000 of them will be taking part in a re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury, on part of the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury of 1471.

Most will live with their families in complete medieval style throughout the weekend and will welcome visitors to their encampments.

The festival also has a large medieval style market, with craftsmen and women off all kinds, and whole treasury of other stalls to browse.

A falconry display, a host of colourful characters, including jesters, story tellers and musicians, a beer tent and assorted caterers make it real day out for the whole family.

There are also associated events in the town- including a rent exhortion in the morning, and after the fair closes at six, the storming of the Abbey followed by the trial and not to serious beheading of the captured Lancastrians.

The fun starts at 11am on both days and closes at 6, with the battle at 4pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival takes place on fields around Lincoln Green Lane and Lower Lode Lane.

Entry is free, with a small charge for parking.


Article courtesy of Peggy Clatworthy.

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