The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
is a medieval fair held over the first weekend of every July near the town of Tewkesbury
, United Kingdom. Its main feature is the re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury
, which was fought in 1471. Located on parts of the ground where the original battle was fought, the festival also features a medieval camp, in which traders ply their wares and visitors are entertained by musicians and acrobats. The largest medieval fair in the United Kingdom, the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival was listed in Footprint England
as one of the "ten most bizarre festivals" in the country.
The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival started in 1984 as a simple fair with 10 stalls, a beer tent, and a small-scale re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury
, which was originally fought in 1471 near the town of Tewkesbury
, United Kingdom. The festival became a regular celebration held over the first weekend of every July on parts of the original battlefield. Since its start, the event has... Read More