These fairs offer an incredibly immersive experience, transporting visitors to a world of knights, jousting competitions, and vibrant marketplaces. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that attending a medieval fair can be a fun and memorable experience.
Whether you're a history buff or simply looking to try something new, these fairs provide a fantastic opportunity to explore a fascinating period in human history. So why not don your finest medieval garb, grab your friends and family, and head out to one of Alberta's amazing medieval fairs today?
Two great ones to check out are the fairs presented by Medieval Faires & Artisan Markets, who present the Bashaw and Strathmore Medieval events.
The Bashaw and Strathmore Medieval Fairs are perfect for families who love adventure, history, and entertainment all rolled into one. Both offer a glimpse into the past, with actors dressed up in authentic medieval costumes and re-enactments of various scenes from 16th-century life. You'll get to see knights in armor, ladies in lavish dresses, and performers. The atmosphere is sure to transport you back in time, which is both educational and fun for the whole family.
The fairs offer something for everyone to do, from entertainment and food to activities and shopping. You can watch entertainers performing stage shows and jousting competitions. You can also indulge in delicious medieval-themed eats, which are sure to satisfy your appetite.
Families will find a range of activities suitable for children of all ages, including kid-friendly stage performances. It's an incredible way to bond with your family and create memories that will last forever.
The Bashaw and Strathmore Medieval Fairs encourage attendees to dress up in elaborate medieval costumes, which makes the experience even more fun. Many participants dress up as knights, princesses, and other historical figures. Dressing up creates a wonderful sense of community, with everyone being able to engage fully in the medieval fair experience.
If you missed the Bashaw or Strathmore Fairs this year, bookmark the Medieval Faires & Artisan Markets in Canada website and hit like on Facebook so you know when these, and future exciting events, take place.
Nerissa McNaughton is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the 2023 Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.