We are proud to be working with many partners in our community to bring you this wonderful family-friendly event. Some community partners include:
The Open Fields Medieval Festival was featured as a "Pick for Kids" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in the Summer/Fall 2013 Vermont Vacation Guide.
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Open Fields will 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.
The 2014 Open Fields Medieval Festival will feature the talents of the No Strings Marionette Company performing The Hobbit. Their production is based on the beloved fantasy adventure of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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. The No String Marionette performance is held indoors, and our village has plenty of tents which house activities.
Greg Clasby, Artist and Blacksmith of Living Iron Forge, returns to the Open Fields Medieval Festival in 2014. Techniques which would be unfamiliar to a blacksmith 400 years ago are avoided in much of his work. Greg is a master metalworker who makes weapons, jewelry, items for the home, and a wide variety of custom items. www.livingironforge.com