The inaugural Berkhamsted Medieval Festival will take place at Berkhamsted Cricket Club, and the adjacent Berkhamsted School’s Kitchener Field over two days of the August Bank Holiday weekend – Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August from 12-5pm. Attendance in the thousands is anticipated over the two days of the festivities.
There will be entertainment for all ages, including re-enacted battles and tournaments, a chance to take part in spear and axe throwing, wandering jesters and magicians. You can even enter your own team into the Tug of War competition. A mixture of children’s entertainment will include a fancy-dress competition.
If you previously expressed an interest or are now interested in having a stall at the event, please follow this link. Please note some types of stall are now fully booked but there is plenty of space for others.
The Food Fayre area will cater for a selection of tastes and there will be fully licensed bars serving a selection of medieval-style ales, cocktails, and soft drinks.
During the festival, there will also be the inaugural Berkhamsted & District Chamber of Commerce Tug-of-War competition. If you have 8 willing members of staff, clients or customers that are over the age of 17, then please feel free to sign up.
The festival is being organised by Berkhamsted and District Chamber of Commerce. Its chair, Peter Elsworth, said: ‘I felt Berkhamsted, with all its historic connections, deserved its own Medieval Festival set in this natural idyllic setting. Importantly, as this is a local community event, monies raised will go to local community causes.’
If you buy in advance the pricing per day is for one adult £10, two adults £15, OAP’s and Students £5 and U12’s are free. On the gate daily, although U12’s are still free, two adult tickets cost £30 and it is £10 for students and OAP’s. Surplus Funds will be split between local charities that are members of the Chamber, including the Hospice, Town Hall Trust, Age UK Dacorum and DENS. So far, donations have been received from Berkhamsted Town Council, Haines Watts, The King’s Arms and The George Inn, please contact email@example.com if you want to donate and sponsor an event.
There will also be an area for sitting and relaxing, please take chairs and blankets, and of course food and drink. The Chamber are also investigating supplying Mead.
Stop Press – Berkhamsted Rotary will be running a Medieval Spot the Ball event.
Find more details and tickets at www.berkhamsted-chamber.co.uk/festival.
Finally, volunteer help is needed on both days, so if you would like to help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.