35th Annual Medieval Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2019
11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Join us for the 35th Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park! This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.
Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.
The festival is held in the area surrounding the world-famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.
The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.
Please note: There will be no ATM on-site at the festival.
Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.
Become a Volunteer
We're looking for volunteers to help make this festival a fun event for everyone! If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up online.
This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.
Take the A train to 190th Street for event access. The Fort Tryon Park exit to the park will be closed for Medieval. For vehicle access, arrange to drop off at Fort Washington Avenue and Margaret Corbin Circle.
Fort Tryon Park Trust, Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation, Northern Manhattan Parks