Upper Canada Village will play host to its 4th annual Medieval Festival over three days June 10-12. The festival which is the largest event of its kind in Ontario is set in a re-created encampment area located behind Upper Canada Village.
Morrisburg - Jun. 10, 2011 - Upper Canada Village will play host to its 4th annual Medieval Festival over three days June 10-12. The festival which is the largest event of its kind in Ontario is set in a re-created encampment area located behind Upper Canada Village.
This year’s festival line-up of entertainment is promising to amuse and entertain visitors of all ages with its ever-popular shows of Jousting Knights on horseback, camels, falconers, belly dancers, swordsmen, Vikings, comedy acts, artisans, vendors and more. Plus, once again a number of exciting new features have been added to the festival line-up that will make the journey back in time well worth the trip. New features this year include:
Warriors’ Battle Charge
Get ready for an all-new afternoon presentation by a larger-than-ever gathering of Medieval warriors! Feel the suspense of an assault of Vikings, marvel at the precision of archers, and witness the agility of swordsmen, all in one daily action-packed “Battle Charge” show! Regular and spontaneous demonstrations and interpretation will also be presented at various warrior encampments throughout the duration of the festival.
Misfits & Majesty (Saturday and Sunday)
This year’s festival will not only be graced by the presence of the presiding English Royal Court, but also by a comedic troupe of “Misfits and Majesty”, made up of an imposter French King, his loyal jester, vagabond minstrels, fire-blower and fair maiden … all travelling together with the Kings’ favourite hunting dogs, a magical performing unicorn, donkeys and a much-loved three-legged goat! This group loves to engage audiences with their antics and one-of-a-kind entertainment.
Festival Feasting - Medieval-style!
Food lovers at this year’s festival can savour the flavors of medieval food and drink! In addition to the traditional food services offered at the event, visitors will now be able to indulge in a variety of roasted meats such as turkey and chicken legs, pork michoui and ribs, wild boar, deer and buffalo sausages … all served up medieval-style on a generous slice of sour dough bread, plus gourmet mini potatoes, apple crumble blossoms and non-alcoholic mead (honey wine).
Admission to the Medieval Festival is included with the purchase of a regularly priced admission ticket to Upper Canada Village. Visitors can explore Upper Canada Village, a heritage attraction famed for its authentic recreation of Upper Canadian life in the 1860s, and then go further back in time through the Medieval Festival gate, located in an open field behind Loucks Farm. The separate entrance area to the Medieval Festival will keep the two experiences separate and distinct from each other, yet the visitor can enjoy both for the price of a regular Village visit.
“Our 4th annual Medieval Festival promises to delight audiences more than ever before. Going into it, we wanted to build on the quality showmanship we’ve offered in the past. Not only can visitors once again witness the power behind the ever-popular Jousting Knights on horseback; this year, we aim to heighten our customers’ experience even more with suspenseful, live battle action, more engaging and memorable entertainment, and by allowing them the chance to come away with a true taste of the era, “ said Dave Dobbie, Manager of Upper Canada Village.