Fort Tryon Park
Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
Sunday, September 29, 2013
11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Please join us for the 29th annual Medieval Festival on September 29th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.
Most areas are wheelchair accessible however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.
This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.
Directions to Fort Tryon Park
Know Before You Go
Fort Tryon Park
The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently closed for repairs. The construction project is in the bidding cycle. Railings and lighting will be installed as part of the project, which is anticipated to go into construction in the fall of 2016.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016
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