A thrilling journey back to a more chivalrous age. Six richly costumed noblemen, mounted upon fine horses, meet in the Royal Forest and challenge each other to a series of races, games and horsemanship skills. A day full of action and colour, with the award winning Lavenham Farmers Market and bags of entertainment for all the family. The Norfolk Longbowmen will be demonstrating their skills – why not have a go? We’ll have a Maypole with dancing, and the Colchester Waits wandering through the crowd serving a large helping of medieval magic. Jonathan de Hadleigh, official Jester to the Castle and rat catcher to the nobility will be causing trouble wherever he goes, Face painting, craft stalls and great food with our regular caterers and of course the wenches at the Castle Bar will be cheerfully serving our fines ales and wine!
Sunday 5th and Monday 6th Jousting with the Knights of Arkley, Fair and Farmers Market 10.00 to 5.00 Adults £12.50, Children £9.00, Families £37.00