Medieval festival returns to Alcester - The Redditch Standard

Medieval festival returns to Alcester

Lise Evans 8th Jun, 2024   0

ALCESTER will be heading back to the Medieval times this Sunday for its 50th anniversary street market.

The annual community event organised by the town’s Court Leet will feature a grand parade, stalls, live music, entertainment and street food.

There will be dancing from White Hart Morris and knights from the Battle of Evesham reenactors will be bringing Medieval history to life by taking over the church green with demonstrations of combat.

Alcester and Stratford Round Table will also be roasting a pig in the street and there will be an opportunity to soak the High Bailiff.

The day replicates the first street market in 1974 which was also based on a Medieval theme.

The event will start with a parade from the Centenary Field on Gas House Lane at 12.30pm and will be officially opened by the Marquess of Hertford at 1pm.

There will be competitions for the best dressed adult, best stall and best pub.

Anyone wanting to take part in the fancy dress competition should make their way there by 12.30pm.

High Bailiff Martin Burden said: “It’s going to be a fantastic day. We’re encouraging everyone to get dressed in the Medieval finery and join us for a day of fun and entertainment. The Alcester people love a street party, the more the merrier.”

The market finishes at 5pm and there will be live music continuing outside the Holly Bush pub, Henley Street until 8pm.

Monies raised will go to the Court Leet and be distributed to charities nominated by Martin at the end of his term of office.

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