The Brooks Medieval Faire started as a fund raiser in 2003 for the local library but has grown into a massive event of clashing swords, armoured combats and real jousting on yes, real horses! Nearly 5 acres of action, three stages of entertainment, food, fine spirits, and dances. And of course…a king and queen with their glittering court!
Teams of Medieval armoured competitors from all over Western Canada come for the weekend to compete in the historical European Martial arts competition. It’s like MMA but using ancient weapons like longswords, sword & shields and daggers.
All weekend long performers and re-enactors bring the medieval times to life with a 14th century tent encampment. There will be lots of clashing of the clans going on with knights in armour engaging in real battles. (not to the bitter end of course…this is 2018 not 1450!). New this year, try out axe throwing and learn how to throw your weapon like a barbarian!
You won’t want to miss the jousting display by The Knights of Valour. This troupe of tough guys put on a show/competition that will amaze you. Rigged in full armour atop beautiful steeds they charge at each other and take aim to knock each other down. And they do. It’s a rough knock em down real event that get the crowd on their feet.
The Kids Kingdom will be a hit with the princesses and princes in your clan. A petting zoo, fun, crafts and games will amuse them for hours.
The Artisan Marketplace has food and crafts and everything a medieval (or modern) family could want.
Schedule of events
Watch the official site for the schedule of competitions and shows here.
Friday “light” Feast - August 10 from 7 – 9 pm is the Meet and Greet Feast, an opportunity to hob-nob with knights, jousters and other re-enactors in an informal environment.
Saturday “big” Feast - August 11 from 6 – 8 pm. Get your tickets today as this is expected to sell out quickly.
New this year is a beer tent offering craft beer from Calgary’s Village Brewery.
Cash only at the gate
Day Pass: Adults $15. Seniors and teens $10, Children 6 to 12 years-old $5. Family $35.
Weekend Pass: Adults $25. Seniors and teens $15, Children 6 to 12 years-old $5. Family $50.
Friday Feast $20.00
Saturday Feast $50.00
Advanced ticket sales are here.
The Brooks Medieval Faire is held at Ye Olde Rodeo Grounds in Brooks Alberta. #20 – 7th Street East, Brooks Alberta.
For more information about the event check out the official Brooks Medieval Faire webpage here.