Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

2024 Dates: July 13 - 14

Official Description

It is now widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world.

Its central feature is a spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury on part of the site of the original battle of 1471.

Many of the participants including wives and children live as a medieval army in authentic encampments for the whole weekend. It also features a wide range of period entertainment, including music, dance and drama as well as collection of fascinating characters from the past. These may include surgeons, preachers and even the odd dragon keeper.

There is a children’s activity area, with period based arts and craft sessions, and an exhibition tent with displays from organisations specialising in various aspects of history.

Our busy and colourful medieval market has everything from a suit of armour or a fabulous gown, to pot of herbs or bag of sweets on sale. There are also associated events in the town, which is decorated with authentic medieval banners for the festival period.

Food and drink (including ale specially brewed for the occasion,) are widely available and best of all, despite its size and popularity, entry to Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is free, and it hard working volunteer directors are determined to keep it that way.


  • Fair type: Renaissance
  • Founded in 1983

Nearby Fairs

Bloody Meadow
Lincoln Green Ln, Tewkesbury GL20 5TU, United Kingdom

Contact Info

Last updated on July 1, 2024.
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