|Camlann Medieval Village summer festivals|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:47|
Camlann Medieval Village summer festivals are Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. The village is located at 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation.
The museum is sponsored by the Camlann Medieval Association, a not-for-profit living history project.
Camlann’s summer festival program will feature theme and content makeovers this year, with unique presentations, including a forged blacksmith’s anvil in the 14th century smithy, and a post and beam woodshed with hand-hewn timbers.
The festival will continue to differentiate from other faire models with a format focused on 14th century music, crafts and village interpreters, all in keeping with Camlann’s living history emphasis. A visit to Camlann is becoming more like a visit to a medieval Plimoth Plantation or Historic Williamsburg.
Other presentations will include Swordmaster’s and long bow archery displays. Demonstrations of hand-crafts will include wool dyeing, candle making, blacksmithing, shoemaking, pottery, wattle and daub construction, cider pressing, calligraphy and illumination.
Visitor participation for all ages includes freeman training, archery, dancing, games, sheep petting, horse rides, candle dipping and clay molding.
Minstrels will present music, poetry and magic from medieval Europe and play on instruments used in the 14th century.
Medieval food is served at the Bors Hede Inn for lunch, take-away, dinner and for a 12-course feast in the evening. www.camlann.org.