Our festival host a wealth of activities beyond shopping and enjoying all the enertrinament.
Sapling Grotto: A Children's area with games and activities for children of all ages. Find hidden treasure. Feed the dragon,. Ring Tosses, Catapult, Noodle Jousting, And Sword fighting, and much much more!
Archers Glen: Free Archery for kids is provided by Karon Given, University of Vermont Extension 4-H. Come by and learn, and test your skills!
Birds Of Prey:Featuring:Great Horn Owl, Red Tail Hawk ,Barn Owl and more
Fibonacci Letterpress’s printer Tom will be demonstrating the Carving of wood blocks and printing with them, Type Setting as well as hands-on Printing with a small replica of a Gutenberg style press. Fibonacci Letterpress gives you the opportunity to press/print a surprise INTO YOUR PROGRAM BOOKLET to take home!
Black Smithing Guild: Ongoing forge and anvil filling demonstrations on the making of swords, knifes, feast utensils, arrowheads, brooches, and fishing hooks, plus the opportunity for you to make an arrow on an anvil! Watch, learn and try! (drop by for schedule of demos)
The Brewers Guild will be demonstrating & discussing techniques & philosophies surrounding the craft of brewing. Learn about this age-old practice as well as ways to tap into the local brewing community.
Bonnie the Weaver will be demonstrating a craft unchanged for centuries as she weaves upon her floor loom. Come by and lend her a hand!
Rope Works will be turning yarn into strands and twisting strands into rope all day long. Come make rope and tie knots with us and become part of a 10,000 year old craft, working fiber into rope whose beauty and utility are bound only by your imagination.
The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword bring to life traditional Medieval Archery and Historical European Martial arts with their exciting and subtly educational shows.
Ever want to learn how to wield a knightly sword for yourself? Perhaps a bravo’s deadly rapier? Dr. Ken Mondschein of WORCESTER HISTORICAL SWORDSMANSHIP and the PIONEER VALLEY FENCING ACADEMY will be presenting demonstrations of and lessons in the authentic European martial arts of Classical and Historical Fencing. Look for us by the green and yellow tent - a schedule will be posted.
THE TALBOT COMPANY is a War of the Roses reenactment group based in New England. Practicing and teaching fully armored Historical European Martial Arts.
THE MEDIEVAL MILITARY CONFEDERATION, a small group of returning Crusaders, will be demonstrating javelins, war hammers, maces, and archery, while displaying other weaponry and armor and answering questions.
THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM, an organization celebrating pre-17th century history, will be providing a window into the times of Medieval England, providing demonstrations in textile arts, Medieval cooking, combat, archery and more.
Landsknechts The guild of Saint Moritz recreates a unit of Landsknecht soldiers and their wives and family members. Our members demonstrate what life was like for 16th century mercenary soldiers and members of the baggage train. Our unit, Das Geld Fahnlein, is from Reischach, Bavaria, a free barony in the Holy Roman Empire.