The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.
The festival is free -- there are no charges for admission or entertainment. Donations at our wishing wells are welcome, however!
For more information please see: http://www.whidc.org/home.html
For a Festival Guide see: http://www.whidc.org/program_10c.pdf
We have a thread discussion as well here.
The Medieval Festival starts at 11:30am (I will try to arrive at that time), but we will meet at 1:30 - 2:00 at Doug's friend's booth which is named 'Daemetheria's Renfire' so we may all have time to get there, wander around a bit, and then greet one another. As always I will (try to remember to!) be wearing my Red Baseball Cap (If you have a red hat, please try to wear it too), and carrying a small "WARS" sign of some sort. Conversely, you may notice us geeks clustered together at the booth talking D&D (in case I forget to wear my cap (it has happened before, :P)) at 1:30.
After meeting at the booth we may roam around together devouring legs of mutton and other medieval fare, taking in the scenery, catching the events, and perhaps jousting for our lives and honor. Never know. :) I've never been to this Medieval Festival, but it sure does look wonderful, and Fort Tyron is awesome, even without the Festival. I look forward to seeing folks there.