When: 5th & 6th July 2014, 11am – 5pm
Where: Chetwynd, near Newport, Shropshire
£: Admission costs £5 (under 14s go free)
What is it?
Chetwynd Medieval Fair is an annual event and aims to recreate the original fair which took place in the area in the 1300s.
In 1318, a charter for a fair was granted to Sir John de Chetwynd, and that fair continued for at least the next 16 years. The fair would have gathered all kinds of people from all over the countryside, to buy and sell, to gossip and share news, meet friends and make new acquaintances.
Today at the Chetwynd Medieval Fair you can stroll through a market of historical traders, selling wares of every kind and displaying old traditional craftsmanship. At this year’s fair you can meet the Barber Surgeon, hear medieval musicians, and see a Lord’s hunting hawks, in flight and up close.
Immerse yourself in a merry pageant with all the sights, sounds and smells of medieval life. Visitors can see what the people wore, what they ate and how they lived, from the loftiest lady and most noble knight, to the poorest peasant.
Why not try on a soldier’s helmet or try your hand with an archer’s long bow? Visitors can also watch knights fighting and try an ale from the tavern.