Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre 26th & 27th April 2025

Main Arena Schedule

Enjoy the thrills of weapons displays, battles and the grand medieval joust in the main arena.

The main arena shows follow the same schedule both days of the event.

11:30am – Archery!

Archery during the medieval period was a crucial aspect of both warfare and everyday life, evolving significantly from the early to the late Middle Ages. Its importance varied across different regions, such as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, reflecting diverse technological, military, and cultural developments. Discover the different equipment and techniques used throughout the middle ages during our archery show.

12:30pm & 4:30pm – The Grand Medieval Joust

The Knights of Albion recreate the spectacular event that was a grand Medieval joust. Always highly anticipated, expect intrigue, skill, bravery and chivalry. Watch the polished armour gleam in the sunshine as the combatants charge at each other for glory. This spectacle of pageantry will take place twice each day of the Glastonbury Abbey medieval Fayre.

1:50pm – The Shire Court

Was there a crime? Will there be punishment? Will everyone abide by the shire court decision? A medieval court session could be a dramatic affair so make sure you have a space at the main arena to see how this session turns out!

2:45pm – Best Dressed Competition

We invite all visitors in costume to join us in the main arena to compete for the prize of Best Dressed at this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre. There will be fame! There will be prizes!

3:30pm – To Battle!

A medieval battle was a brutal and unforgiving contest, where courage, skill, and luck often determined the outcome. It was a test of strength, endurance, and willpower that left its mark on all who participated, shaping the course of history for generations to come. We don’t know who will emerge victorious in the great battle but we do know they would have earned it! Cheer for your soldiers as they seek their glorious aims (or switch sides if it goes bad, like Lord Somerset at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471).