NYC Medieval Festival - Sunday, October 3rd

The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan’s 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 medieval 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.

The Festival starts at Margaret Corbin Circle/190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. It will extend all the way around the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent Museum of Medieval art. Visitors are encouraged to come by public transportation

See a demonstration of falconry and learn about our local birds of prey, the ancient art of falconry from Striking Distance Exotics near the Tournament field. Don’t miss their flying demonstrations at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30. The birds are on view all day in the enclosure next to the tournament field


Below is a schedule for the opening gate:

11:30: Opening Royal Procession

12:00: Mystic Minstrels: Fiddle & Harp with a Fiery Celtic & Mediterranean Style

12:30: Friar Nyp plays the Kemence

1:00: Melissa the Loud Hurdy Gurdy

1:30: Karpathos: Medieval Music of the 13th & 14th Century

2:00: NY Scottish Pipes & Drums

2:30: Majesta Chanters: Sung Gregorian Chant

3:00: Jeremy of York Minstrel on Hammer Dulcimer

3:30: Recordana with Musotica: Recorder & Rebee

4:00: Melissa the Loud Hurdy Gurdy

5:00: New York Revels Sing

5:30: NY Scottish Pipes & Drums

Sunday, October 3rd

11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Fort Tryon Park

799 Fort Washington Avenue

How to get there:

 “A” train to the West 190th Street stop in Manhattan. Take the elevator up to the entrance to the Festival.