The Medieval Festival is back this August Bank Holiday In Sussex

The Magical Medieval Weekend at Herstmonceux Castle, in East Sussex, is in its 27th Spectacular Year and I'm so so pleased to say we are finally going to this!


This event is based at the magnificent Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, and as it is local to me I see it advertised every year and make a mental note to go.  What I should do is just book it there and then, as life always takes over and the mental notes often get forgotten!

This year's event is over the August bank holiday and runs from 24th - 26th, so yes, there is also the opportunity to stay over either via camping, glamping or even B&B!

About the Medieval Festival in Sussex

England's Medieval Festival is the most authentic, one-of-a-kind medieval-themed festival in Great Britain, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and spectacle of medieval times.

Located at the fairy tale castle of Herstmonceux in Sussex, England's Medieval Festival is a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the thrill of Knights Jousting; Twice daily Battle and Siege of the Castle; magnificent Grand Parades; highly-skilled Falconry displays; Hundreds of Craftsmen and Traders; a Kid’s Kingdom; Crafts & Games areas; Workshops & Demonstrations; Minstrels, Magicians; Jesters; Hog Roasts and even a hilarious Mud Show!


There’s plenty of opportunities to join the fun with have-a-go jousting, archery and axe throwing; sword school; drum school; workshops for all ages, including chainmail, calligraphy, wood-weaving, blacksmith-forging and many other traditional arts and crafts.

Wizards, jesters, knights, dragons and princesses delight the kids; while the living history village offers the chance to see what it would really have been like to live in the Middle Ages.  Traditional musicians join a music line-up of foot-stomping folk bands who perform each day and evening on four outdoor and two indoor stage areas.

Real ale, traditional mead and medieval eats are available alongside delicious cuisine for all the family; and kids of all ages adore the moonlit cinema showing medieval-themed classics. The festival hosts weddings, blessings and traditional hand-fasting celebrations over the weekend.

You have to admit, that sounds like a pretty cool weekend, right here in East Sussex, does it not?  You can find out more details on the Festival Facebook Page, or website.

As much as I'd love to go for the weekend, we are unable to this year, so are going on the Bank Holiday Monday.  Do give me a shout if you're going too, would be great to say hi, and if you're not going, then check on my Instagram on the day for live updates of what's going on.


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