Tickets Are On Sale For The Loxwood Joust
Hear ye, Hear ye, Hear ye: Tis just almost time until you can be transported back in time to experience all the wonders and mysteries of the Middle Ages.
The Loxwood Joust returns to Loxwood Meadow on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th August. Each day from 10am to 6pm an unrivalled programme of mediaeval revelry guarantees a day out like no other, at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family!
Harken to the call of booming cannon fire and the clash of steel on steel as mighty knights’ fight to reign victorious, before being immersed in the mediaeval battle camp where fully armoured knights demonstrate life from mediaeval times. And, experience the fast-paced, all action jousting tournaments where the pounding of horse’s hooves thunder as magnificent jousting knights battle to earn honour and valour before Queen Katheryn Adelina 1st.
Try your hand at making a copper bowl, use chain-mailing techniques to create your own jewellery, or work at the furnace as you master blacksmithing. Sup fine ales, dine on local organic fayre, or treat yourself to a sumptuous mediaeval banquet.
Learn from the apothecaries, let woodland faeries envelope you in nature, partake in hand fasting ceremonies and get close to graceful high-flying hawks. Meet the traders and hawkers in the mediaeval market place and in the den of Witches, be prepared to be bewildered or enlightened by their strange and arcane delights.
And what will be the young knights and princesses’ favourite in their very own Children’s Kingdom? A festival within a festival where the Mediaeval Groat is the currency, this “Mini Mediaeval Mayhem” is where they can try Have a go Archery, partake in Sword School, enjoy Face Painting and Wound Painting and try their hand at Pelt the Peasant – or parent – in the stocks. Listen as Trobar de Mort perform live in the UK for the first time, with their wondrous array of myths and legends intertwined with melodies and beautiful voices. Revel in the Masked Executioner’s gory stories and see The Copper Pot cook unveil the myths of mediaeval cookery and let companies of wandering minstrels entertain with their plays, storytelling and graceful dancing. Then, at the Woodland Stage hear the Mediaeval Baebes’ sing romantic songs of chivalry, love and loss. This is a day out like no other!
The Loxwood Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood and has ample Free Parking.