Annual festival brings back the Middle Ages

August 29, 2018 by  

The 21st annual Royal Medieval Faire is taking place next month in loo.

The fair is a celebration of the history and culture of the Middle Ages. There will be historic re-enactments, musical performances and

plenty of authentic costumes.

Torvik and Wulfthorpe will be presenting Viking Living History with a re-enactment, there will be aerial performances and plenty of hands-on displays. The public will be able to try their hand at swordplay, play some traditional games and witness the Birds of Prey presentation. There will also be a fire show.

Vendors will be on hand to sell a variety of handmade items such as chain mail, jewelry and clothing.

Music will be provided by such artists as Nero’d Fiddle, harpist Christina Marec and Floating Widget. There will also be plenty of Celtic music and a ceilidh (a traditional Irish or Scottish celebration involving music, dance and storytelling.)

Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

Organizers are still accepting applications for volunteers to help run the fair, and Waterloo print shops are often asked to provide printed advertising products for events like this one.

The Royal Medieval Faire will be held at Waterloo Park West on September 15 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 13 and younger; a family pass is $20. Call 519-279-4108 to learn more.