Knights to ride once more in town’s streets - The Evesham Observer

Knights to ride once more in town’s streets

Evesham Editorial 8th Jul, 2018   0

RESIDENTS and businesses across the Vale are being invited to lend their support to a celebration of the historic Battle of Evesham next month.

Visitors will be invited to step back in time to the 13th century when the Battle of Evesham is re-enacted in the town on the August 4 and 5.

The free event in the heart of Evesham will feature a medieval festival and camp with life-demonstrations of cookery, weapons and medicine, plus the main battle re-enactment.

Thousands of residents and visitors are expected to attend, to experience life in the 13th century and witness a battle which was instrumental in leading to the democracy we know today.

The action-packed weekend will include hundreds of re-enactors fighting ‘to the death’ on both days.

The Battle of Evesham Grand Parade, with mounted knights in full armour, will wind its way through the town the Saturday.

On Evesham’s Crown Meadow, visitors can watch medieval musicians and dancing at the camp, along with craftsmen demonstrations and medieval cookery.

Displays of 13th century medicine, weapon demonstrations and the chance to see a mini Trebuchet in action will educate and intrigue the whole family.

In addition, next to the camp, there will be falconry and equestrian displays, treasure trails and children’s activities.

Various stalls and food outlets will be selling a range of dishes and snacks plus there will be a licensed bar.

The last Battle of Evesham Medieval Festival was held in 2015 when the town commemorated the 750th anniversary of the historic battle. This attracted an estimated 15,000 people into the centre of Evesham and boasted a parade of more than 200 horses and soldiers.

Kate Varvedo, events manager at Battle of Evesham Medieval Festival, said “We are delighted to be hosting another event when visitors can step back in time to a bygone era.

“The event in 2015 was such a success that many people wanted an annual event to celebrate one of the most important battles of the Baron’s War.

“Not only is it a great boost for the economy of the town, but an event of this scale puts Evesham firmly on the map for residents and visitors to enjoy”.

Visit, call Kate on 07921 030286 or e-mail [email protected] for more on becoming a volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.


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