Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to host its seventh annual Medieval Fayre in association with the Society for Creative Anachronism on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019.
The fair is an exciting and unique living history experience, which will feature arts, crafts, food, games, educational demonstrations, and market stalls. Through collaboration with the Society for Creative Anachronism and living history merchants and facilitators, visitors will get an opportunity to step back in time and experience a busy medieval fair in action. There will be live demonstrations of medieval crafts, fencing, archery, and weaponry, and the opportunity for the visitor to challenge themselves with some medieval games, as well as learning about the dress and customs of our medieval ancestors.
Visitors can explore the market stalls and see fine examples of hand crafted products, while also trying some tasty food treats from Athlone and the surrounding area.
Medieval Fair Visitors will get an opportunity to step back in time and experience live demonstrations of fencing and Medieval weapons, taste samples of Medieval food treats challenge themselves with some Medieval games as well as learning about the dress and customs of our Medieval ancestors. In the Kids’ Kingdom there will be fun hands-on activities, face painting, games, a puppet show, and hobby horse jousting. There will be a competition and prize each day for the best dressed boy and girl, so don’t forget to wear your best medieval costumes!
The Medieval Fair will be located in the courtyard and upper battlements of Athlone Castle and will be open on both days from 12pm to 5pm.