Medieval Festival, September 16th & 17th

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Come and experience how life was in the 15th Century when Dronfield Heritage Trust holds its first medieval festival on Saturday 16th and 17th September.

The event will be headlined by an appearance from the renowned medieval society, Knights in Battle. KIB is a Sheffield based group that specialises in bringing medieval history to life, and visitors will get to see their spectacular military encampment, as well as their impressive archery skills. Two scheduled combat demonstrations will be just one of many highlights.

Impressive displays of weaponry and armour from the War of the Roses era will be both inside and outside the barn, while younger visitors will be able to practice their battle cries!

There will be a medieval kitchen on site for visitors to experience numerous interesting and unusual dishes – which you’ll be able to wash down with a glass of mead, cider or ale.

There will be plenty of other stalls on site over the weekend, selling jewellery, artwork and craft. Additionally, there will be demonstrations from a woodturner and performances from a Hall Barn favourite, the Dronfield Hand Bell Ringers.

Jim and Laura Stringer from Quirky Metals and Helen Jeffrey with her fused glass jewellery are just two of the stallholders who are confirmed to be there on both days.

Our garden volunteers will also be selling plants to raise funds for the continued maintenance and development of the barn’s gardens, while regulars from our stained glass workshops will be demonstrating and selling their creations.

Furthermore, local Sheffield group “Art through Textiles” will be exhibiting their work in the courtyard room.

There will be much to see and do throughout the weekend both in the barn and in the grounds, so be sure to come along to what will be a fascinating and memorable weekend suitable for all ages and interests. Admittance to the festival is free, and will run from 11am until 4pm on both days.