Medieval fayre returns

Medieval Saxons will cross swords in York next weekend.
Medieval Saxons will cross swords in York next weekend.

The York Mill’s Saw Tooth Shed will host a long-table dinner on November 2, with mead and ‘light sustenance’and a three-course banquet on November 3.

Live entertainment includes music from The Ferry-men, with prizes for the best-dressed medieval guest.

The banquet leads up to the York Medieval Fayre, in Avon Park, from 9.30am to 4pm, on November 3.

Entertainment includes knights in flashing armour, lords and ladies in costume, medieval sword play, blacksmiths, a fencing tournament, live entertainment, food and craft stalls, face-painting and spot prizes.

York Mill managing director and banquet organiser John Langton said given last year’s success, organisers were keen to bring the event back to York.

‘When the medieval fayre was first suggested last year by organiser Will Butun, it seemed a natural step to offer a long-table banquet-themed dinner in support,’ Mr Langton said.

‘The dinner was a sellout and the fayre proved to be an absolute winner, with more than 2000 people visiting the town for the medieval fun. Our aim is to make this an annual event on York’s calendar, adding even more appeal to our historic town.’