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 23, 2015, 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 2015 Open Fields Medieval Festival will feature the talents of the No Strings Marionette Company performing Wasabi, A Dragon's Tale. In this modern-minded fairy tale, spunky Princess Aja, with a little help from her wise fairy friends, must outwit a Dragon to save the kingdom and the day.
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.
A man of a thousand talents, Skip Cady is a sculptor working with clay, copper, brass, silver, and steel. Come see Skip's amazing creations and learn about his upcoming sculpting and F/X mask creation classes, held right here in Thetford.
Fun, Unique, Family-Oriented Entertainment! See the amazing dancers of Raq On Dance Studio in White River Junction as they present bellydancing solos and group performances with a unique blend of elegance, spunk, panach, grace and style. Performance times TBD.