Peasants, serfs, knights & noblemen...step back in time to one of the most unique periods in history: the Middle Ages. (The 5th through 15th centuries)

LIKE TODAY, SPORTS OFFERED UPWARD MOBILITY...
Sports and games played during the Middle Ages were targeted towards increasing the fighting skills of men. A peasant who excelled in a sport could win a purse, and become more valuable to his lord - thus improving his position in life. Weaponry included swords, lances, daggers and battle axes.

THE EAT FRESH, EAT LOCAL MOVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE AGES...
Most everyone on a manor lived close together in villages of about 100 people.  The villages were very self sufficient,  producing everything they required, from the land that gave them food to the forest which provided wood for houses and furniture. They made their own clothes of flax, wool, and leather, and their meal and flour were ground at the village mill.

Skittles was the ancestor of modern bowling.
MEDIEVAL GAMES SPAWNED SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SPORTS...
◾Colf - the ancestor of Golf ( a sport for the nobles)
◾Gameball - a simple football game that somehow included a bat. (?)
◾Hammer-throwing (A carpenter's sport?)
◾Hurling or Shinty - a similar game to hockey
◾Skittles - (Not the candy!) It was an ancestor of modern ten-pin bowling
◾And Stoolball - an ancestor of Cricket. (It's fairly obvious why modern times renamed this sport.)



Weekend Activities:
  • October 15th and 16th -- 11am to 4pm both days 
  • Beer Brewing Demonstration (Saturday)
  • Plus special guests: Lord Grey's Retinue, LEGION XXIV, Medieval Irish, Markland Medieval Mercenaries, and a War of the Roses Camp
  • Admission is $12.00 for adults 
  • $8.00 for children (ages 4 to 12)