Thetford Medieval Festival

Thetford Medieval Festival
Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Open Fields Medieval Festival returns in 2023!

Open Fields will again to hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 4 pm. During this annual family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged.

Our Medieval Festival is family-focused, with an emphasis on children ages 3 to 12, and is a wonderful community event.  It is also a green event - in the past, our full day festival has generated only one bag of trash.

The Medieval Festival is a RAIN or SHINE event.

Fun for Kids
The Festival caters to families with children of all ages and features fun, hands-on activities and entertainment.

All manners of lively entertainment fill the Green.

Celebrate the age in costume! Costume accessories are available to purchase at the festival, or wear your own.

Enjoy signature Festival foods or discover something new at one of our food booths, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices.

Artist Market
See demonstrations of traditional crafts by local artists and buy souvenirs of your journey to the Middle Ages.

Past years have included chickens, a Highland pony, and baby goats!