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10th Annual Medieval Festival being held at Upper Canada Village June 10-12

10th Annual Medieval Festival being held at Upper Canada Village June 10-12
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MISCHIEF, MERRYMAKING and a REAL LIFE JOUST!

Morrisburg – Upper Canada Village steps way back in time to the Medieval time period on June 10, 11 and Education Day June 12 for its lively and entertaining Medieval Festival.  Celebrating 10 years, the festival line-up will amuse visitors of all ages with shows of Jousting Knights on horseback, falconers, buskers, medieval re-enactors, artisans, vendors and more.  It’s a line-up that will make the journey back in time well worth the trip.

The Knights of Valor and their mighty horses perform twice daily in a style worthy of Kings at 11:30 a.m.  and 2:00 p.m.  Stay after the show and you can ride one of the Knights mighty steeds (fee applies).  The Knights are also available between shows to speak to the public about the history and chivalry of Knights.

“Medieval Festival offers the perfect blend of history and entertainment.  Seeing the Knights of Valour in full armour and on horseback makes you feel like you have stepped into the medieval era! We have a full schedule of performers, interactive activities for visitors to try plus an expansive Medieval Marketplace.  It is a fun weekend for everyone.” – Tracey Ogilby, Acting Manager, Upper Canada Village.

The festival offers continuous entertainment throughout the weekend with comedians, dancers, talented buskers and wandering minstrels who create music and laughter, adding to the faire atmosphere. Warrior and domestic encampments, archery demonstrations, armoured and unarmoured combat performances, plus life-sized weapons of war demonstrations are sure to keep the excitement level and entertainment value high.

Falconry will be offered twice daily, with the birds of prey on display between jousting shows.  Witness the fine craftsmanship of Medieval artisans and watch demonstrations in blacksmithing, armour manufacturing, leather working, chain mail making, period fashions and jewelry making  all part of the festival’s activities.  Throughout the day, children of all ages can try their hand at one of several games at the Feudal Fun Zone including Jacob’s Ladder, miniature ballista and catapult games, Frog Race, and more.

All performances at the festival plus your visit to Upper Canada Village are included in the price of admission:  $21.95 Adult (19 – 64 yrs); $19.95 Senior (65 yrs+); $16.95 Student (13-18 yrs); $14.95 Youth (6-12 yrs).  Free admission for children 5 years of age and younger.

For a full schedule of events, times and activities or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.uppercanadavillage.com.  For more information contact the Customer Service Team at 800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 (local) or email getaway@parks.on.ca.

COMING UP

June 18 – Father’s Day – Free admission for Dads to Upper Canada Village

June 24 – Croil Barn Agricultural Museum Launch, Upper Canada Village

QUICK FACTS

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, operates attractions and recreational areas stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Skywood Eco Adventure, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 13 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.

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