May is just a few weeks away and before you know it, it will be Mayday. It’s time to mark your calendars because the Camlann Medieval Village is back with its much-awaited May Festival! If you’re looking for a truly unique and exciting way to spend your weekend, then this is the perfect event for you. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Middle Ages!
So, what exactly can you expect at the May Festival? For starters, you’ll get to experience life in a real medieval village. The festival takes place in Camlann, a recreated 14th-century English village located just outside of Seattle. As you enter the village, you’ll be transported back in time to a world of knights, peasants, and craftsmen.
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Traditionally medieval villages would have a Maypole in their village square around where villagers would enjoy dancing, games, contests, choosing a May Queen, and feasting.
At Camlann’s festival, you’ll be able to see crafters demonstrate garland weaving, textiles, blacksmithing, basket making, leatherworking, and pottery. It’s a rare opportunity to witness these ancient crafts in action, and you’ll come away with a new appreciation for the skill and dedication of these craftsmen.
If you’re hungry, you can feast on authentic medieval cuisine, including hearty stews, roasted meats, and fresh-baked bread.
Medieval clothing is encouraged, but optional. Keep in mind that greens, yellows, and a chaplet for your hair are preferred on this occasion.
The May Festival at Camlann Medieval Village is a truly one-of-a-kind event that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a history buff, a fan of medieval fantasy, or just looking for a fun weekend activity, this festival has something for everyone. So gather your friends put on your best medieval garb, and get ready for a weekend of adventure and excitement!
When: May 6th & 7th, 2023
Where: 10320 Kelly Rd NE, Carnation, WA