What to wear for the Festival
Some festival-goers really enter into the spirit of the Middle Ages, suspending their 21st century lives for a couple of days of living in a medieval tent outside the town’s magnificent ramparts.
They’re selling wares such as helmets, leather goods, other arts and crafts and even medieval ice cream and medieval sandwich snacks.
As you might have guessed, this festival is not obsessed with authenticity. Anyone who arrives in some kind of costume gains reduced-cost entry.
This could be as simple as little girls dressed up in their favourite Fairy Princess costume, or grown men looking slightly uncomfortable in itchy wool leggings and fancy hats.
Some ladies go all out with elaborate brocaded dresses and saucy tavern wench ensembles.
So if you hanker after dressing up as a Knights Templar, a whole family of barbarians, or a steam-punk Robin Hood, no-one will call you out on the lack of realism of your outfit.
As the town’s website says, ‘costumes of fantastic inspiration are accepted’ – so let your imagination run wild.