AFTER the big success of the Loxwood Joust in 2014 organisers are opening the gates for two consecutive weekends this summer.
And they are promising a programme of ‘unrivalled mediaeval mayhem’ at the home of the joust, Loxwood Meadow on August 1-2 and again on August 8-9.
“Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family,” said organiser Maurice Bacon.
Each day there will be a host of activities from 10am to 6pm including a fast-paced, all action jousting tournament, daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire as fully armoured knights prepare to meet in a thunderous battle.
The main concert stage will be set for performances from the internationally acclaimed singing group the Mediaeval Baebes,
“Wander the massive living history village in the ‘Mediaeval Meadow’ – a totally authentic recreation of a mediaeval battle camp,” said Mr Bacon, “and browse the mediaeval market place where traders and hawkers vie for your attention as companies of actors, wandering minstrels, the Court Jester and dance troupes entertain and delight throughout the day.”
The aim is to provide fun for the whole family and among the activities there will be a chance for visitors to try their hand at archery, sup fine ales and dine on local organic fayre while the younger ones can enjoy their own Children’s Kingdom – ‘a festival within a festival’ where the mediaeval groat is the currency.
This mini mediaeval mayhem includes a chance to have a go at archery and jousting, pelt the peasant, face and wound painting and even enjoy a go on the mediaeval bouncy castle.
The Loxwood joust meadow is found just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood and has free parking.
Advance tickets for the two August weekends are available from the spring at www.loxwoodjoust.co.uk