Return to the Middle Ages this weekend at Medieval Festival

June 8, 2018

Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival

Visiting Upper Canada Village always makes for a fun day. But this weekend, it’s double the fun.

The historic attraction will be brimming with fun-filled activities and live historic action as the Village hosts its annual Medieval Festival.

A cast of colourful characters from the middle ages have converged and set up camp next door to the Village and are ready to entertain the masses. Visitors can enjoy the Knights of Valour, who put on two thrilling jousting shows each day. Kids can even take a photo or a ride on one of the knights horses between shows.

Medieval weaponry is put to the test in daily demonstrations and battles between Viking and European soldiers. There’s life-size working trebuchets, a ballista and catapult.

New to this year’s festival, visitors of all ages can try their own hand at archery.

Royal actors, comedians, jugglers, a magician, musicians and a hilarious puppeteer will all add to the fun. There’s also Medieval games and shopping and dining at the Medieval Marketplace.

The entire festival is included with the admission to Upper Canada Village.

For more details and the full Medieval Festival schedule, please click here.

About Upper Canada Village
One of Canada’s largest living-history sites, Upper Canada Village gives visitors a chance to travel back in time to experience what it was like to live and work in the 1860s. The attraction features over 40 historical buildings – farms, mills, workshops and much more – many of which were moved from the Lost Villages during the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Project. The buildings together with costumed interpreters help bring the village to life and provide a one-of-a-kind experience.

For more information, please click here.

Additional Events
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie