Our festival host a wealth of activities beyond shopping and enjoying all the entertainment.
Skills and Crafts
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!
Spontaneous Dancing: What kind of festival day would it be without some good old dancing? See schedule for details. Just watch or join in!
Juggling: Want to learn some juggling? See a juggler in the streets and aks them to teach you or join one of the juggling jams in the children's glen or around the joust field.
ARCHERS GLEN: Free Archery for kids is provided by Karon Given, University of Vermont Extension 4-H. Come by and learn,
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.
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 that will be
providing a window into the times of Medieval England, with demonstrations in textile arts, medieval cooking, combat, archery, and more.
WORCESTER HISTORICAL SWORDSMANSHIP and the PIONEER VALLEY FENCING ACADEMY: 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.
BLACKSMITHING GUILD: Ongoing forge and anvil filing demonstrations on the making of swords, knives, 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 BROTHERHOOD OF THE ARROW AND SWORD: Bringing to life traditional Medieval Archery and Historical
European Martial arts with their exciting and subtly educational shows.
HISTORICAL ARCHERY DEMO: Arrows, bows, some shooting, and more! See how Robin Hood would have actually shot, and what his bows and arrows would have been like. Lord Alberic and Lady Sabina will thrill you will their
skill in Archery. Every hour on the half hour.
THE BREWERS’ GUILD: 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.