Our festival host a wealth of activities beyond shopping and enjoying all the entertainment.
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!
Skills and Crafts
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! Long Bow and Arrow Making demonstrations adjacent to the Archery Range)
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.
BIRDS OF PREY- BIRDS IN HISTORY: Not only will you be able to see Raptors, Falcons, and Owls up close, but you will also learn what role they played in Medieval Europe, as well as in the beautiful landscapes and ecosystems of “New” England! Stop by our tent or come to one of our discussions. See the Map for times.
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.
Armory and Swords
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 the schedule posted by the green and yellow tent.
LANDSKNECHTS: THE GUILD OF ST. 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.
KNIGHTS OF GORE: Learn about medieval combat and armor up close and personal. Learn how knights lived long ago. Hands-on instruction, armored combat demos.
BLACK SMITHING GUILD: Ongoing forge and anvil filing 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)