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We are proud to be working with many partners in our community to bring you this wonderful family-friendly event. Some community partners include:

The Open Fields Medieval Festival was featured as a "Pick for Kids" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in the Summer/Fall 2013 Vermont Vacation Guide.

The Open Fields Medieval Festival for 2021 has been cancelled, due to an unfortunate plague throughout the land.

On a Saturday in May 2022, Open Fields hopes again to hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 4 pm. During this annual family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged.

Our Medieval Festival is family-focused, with an emphasis on children ages 3 to 12, and is a wonderful community event. It is also a green event - in the past, our full day festival has generated only one bag of trash.

The Medieval Festival is a RAIN or SHINE event, but cannot continue this year due to COVID-19.

2018 Highlights

Artists' Market Featured Artisan: Hobbits Head 2 Toe

Hobbits Head 2 Toe features a whimsical assortment of renaissance and fantasy accessories.

Featured Entertainment: Simon Brooks, Storyteller

Simon Brooks returns this year to enthrall and entrance listeners of all ages with his capitivating live storytelling. Don’t miss it!

Featured Entertainment: Demonstration by Aaron Hoopes and Dragon Mountain Kung Fu

Dragon Mountain Kung Fu is an adventure-based, martial arts program for children. The program is an exciting blend of physical training and mental focus designed to help prepare the kids for the challenges of life.