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Barnet Medieval Festival

Saturday 10 June 2023 and Sunday 11 June 10.30am - 5.00pm

Barnet Elizabethans Rugby Football Club, Byng Rd, Barnet EN5 4NP

Barnet Medieval Festival returns on the weekend of 10th-11th June 2023 and we look forward to welcoming you to the fifth Festival at Byng Road playing fields. The Festival will feature re-enactments of the Battles of Barnet 1471 and the Second Battle of St Albans 1461 as well as displays by the gunners, archers and mounted knights.

TICKETS will be available to purchase on the gate at the Festival or in advance at our online store:

Tickets purchased in advance can be collected on the gate at the Festival.

NEW this year will be a medieval fashion show and craft demonstrations for you to enjoy. We are delighted that Graham Turner will be holding an exhibition of his paintings, including the wonderful depiction of the Lancastrian commander Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, which is on this year’s Festival poster. 

Key time for both days are as follows:

12.00pm Re-enactment of the Second Battle of St Albans 1461

12.30pm Equestrian displays by Freelance

1.30pm Fashion show

2.00pm Archery demonstration

2.30pm Firepower display with cannon and handguns

3.30pm Equestrian displays by Freelance

4.00pm Re-enactment of the Battle of Barnet 1471

Barnet Medieval Festival is dedicated to engaging people in the history of the Battle of Barnet and its significance within the Wars of the Roses. Fought on 14th April 1471, the Battle of Barnet saw Edward IV lead his Yorkist army to victory against the Lancastrian forces led by the Earl of Warwick.

Barnet Medieval Festival is organised by the Barnet Medieval Festival Committee, a registered charity formed with the aim of advancing the education of the public in the history of medieval life and warfare, with a focus on the history of the town of Barnet. It took on the role of organising the Festival from the Battle of Barnet Partnership (Barnet Museum, The Barnet Society and The Battlefields Trust), which delivered the Battle of Barnet Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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