The Loxwood Joust
The Loxwood Joust is a fantastic family day of mediaeval revelry and mayhem taking place on the 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th August.
Harken to the call of booming cannon fire and the clash of steel on steel as mighty knights’ fight to reign victorious, before being immersed in the mediaeval battle camp where fully armoured knights show what life was like at that time.
Experience the fast-paced, all action jousting tournaments where the pounding of horse’s hooves thunder as magnificent fully armoured jousting knights battle to earn their honour and valour. And what will be the young knights and princesses’ favourite – riding the jousting horse, have-a-go archery, sword school or pelt the peasant?
Learn from the apothecaries, let woodland fairies envelope you in nature, partake in hand fasting ceremonies and get close to graceful high-flying hawks. Meet the traders and hawkers in the mediaeval market place and in the den of Witches, be prepared to be bewildered or enlightened by their strange and arcane delights.
Listen as the Medieval Housewife presents to you the dirty laundry of the Middle Ages, The Copper Pot cook unveils the myths of mediaeval cookery and revel in the Masked Executioner’s gory stories. Let companies of wandering minstrels entertain with their plays, storytelling and graceful dancing and in the Woodland Stage hear the Mediaeval Baebes’ sing romantic songs of chivalry, love and loss. This is a day out like no other!
And there also are plenty of opportunities to sup fine ales and dine on local organic fayre.
Open from 10am to 6pm at Loxwood Meadow, West Sussex. Most excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood, there is ample free parking or a minibus service from Billingshurst railway station.