The much-anticipated annual Medieval Fayre comes to Tatton Park this Saturday and Sunday (16th – 17th June) bringing a large-scale atmospheric living history event to the North West.
Offering a great family day out, taking place over Father’s Day weekend, the Medieval Fayre will see Tatton’s historic Old Hall and grounds echoing with the boom of cannons and muskets and the twanging of longbow strings as medieval warriors demonstrate their skills.
Visitors will be very much a part of the event too, mingling with hundreds of battle re-enactors who will be recreating a summer solstice spectacle.
The Battle of Tatton Field grand finale is the highlight of the day – where a jealous neighbour and his army are determined to wrestle the Old Hall from its rightful owner… with cheers and jeers from the crowd, who will win the day?
Old Hall steward Mick Ricketts commented: “The Old Hall at Tatton is normally a tranquil place leaving the visitor with a feeling of peaceful times past and ghosts real and imagined.
“But every midsummer for over twenty years now this peace has been interrupted by our colourful, evocative and sometimes noisy Medieval Fayre where people gather from all over the country and beyond to realistically recreate life six hundred years ago.”
The festival atmosphere is further brought to life as authentic travelling traders will set up colourful tents in the grounds of the Old Hall, selling fine fabrics and wonderful artefacts.
Organisers promise that good food, ale and mead will refresh visitors and revive battle weary troops as medieval music fills the air and stirs the soul.
With traditional entertainment taking place throughout the day, visitors to Tatton Park this weekend will be fully immersed in an engaging and entertaining medieval experience.
The Old Hall will also be open for tours throughout the day – providing an opportunity to take a closer look inside the much-loved, magnificent medieval building.
The Medieval Fayre takes place at Tatton Park’s Old Hall from 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm).
Tickets are priced £7.50 for adults, £5 for children and £20 for a family (two adults and up to three children). Park entry costs £7 per car.