Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail, gird thy loins and polish up on ye chivalry because the 29th Annual MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK will be held on SUNDAY, September 29th, 2013, from 11:30AM – 6PM!
The annual event is sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation (a not-for-profit organization).
Admission is free. Expected Attendance: 45,000-65,000 (depending on weather)
The festival is a unique chance to experience the Medieval period in the most authentic setting this side of the Atlantic. The area around the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market village where knights in armor, jugglers, jesters, magicians, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers will perform. A blacksmith, manuscript illuminator, pottery decorator, wood carver and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts. Performers and fairgoers dress in historical costumes. Medieval food is available and craft items will be sold. The afternoon culminates with a jousting event between knights on horseback!
Medieval Festival Highlights
• The Grand Tilts and a Royal Joust between knights in armor on horseback! And Yes, they do knock each other off their horses!*
• Story telling, puppets and children’s activities.
• Acclaimed ensembles and individuals presenting a variety of medieval music, dance and song.
• Falconry Demonstrations
• Excerpts from Chaucer
• Acrobats and Puppets
• Magicians worthy of Merlin will cast spells on youngsters of all ages.
• Demonstrations on medieval life and fashions
• One-on-one and group combat.
• Medieval Craft Demonstrations and Sales
• Medieval-style food and drink.
• Not one, but two, almost authentic-looking Medieval Castles!
Where: Fort Tryon Park is located in Upper Manhattan, just north of the George Washington Bridge (190th Street and Ft. Washington Avenue). Visitors are urged to take public transportation – there is no public parking at the festival. The public is urged to take either the “A” train to the 190th Street Station or the M4 bus – either one take you right to the park entrance.
For more information and a full schedule of performances, check out
and click on the festival logo starting on September 20th
How to Register
Click on the below link to register by going to our website. Just enter your detail and pay the registration fees.