The Traquair Medieval Fayre is Scotland’s only authentic Medieval Fayre of its kind and is an unbeatable mix of medieval entertainment from jousting to jesters in the grounds of Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.
This year the event grows more international with record numbers of re-enactors, entertainers and traders coming from across Europe to entertain and re-create life in medieval times.
As always the spectacle of Jousting down the great grassed avenue of Traquair is a must see with shows by Jousting Scotland and the military camp of the Douglas retinue will be providing displays of cannon firing, archery and military preparation.
In front of the house, combat displays with knights in armour, a medieval melée and tournée will take place with some dazzling displays of fighting tactics and drama.
Walk into the old walled garden and be transported back 500 years with medieval traders, demonstrators and early music from wandering minstrels, a fire blowing Italian jester, a medieval Galoshins play and even learn how to train your dragon.
You can learn how chain mail is made, ancient medicines mixed and even see instruments of medieval torture. Crafts include a medieval forge, willow working, green working and wool carding and dyeing among many others.
There are a number of activities to participate in from have-a-go long bow archery, or for kids make your own sword and shield and take part in the Children’s army.
Take a walk down to the woods with Mistress Quill to hear some stories from ancient times or take a look at some wonderful birds of prey and see falconry displays throughout the day.
Included in your ticket is an opportunity to see round the house and learn about Traquair’s connection with Mary Queen of Scots and the early Scottish kings and queens.
With all the activity it is good to know that Traquair will be brewing its ye olde festival ale exclusively for the weekend with a delicious hog roast and other good foods on sale this is guaranteed to be a superb weekend for all ages.
Reduced price tickets available until 23rd May
Adults £12.00 (£10.00 advance) Child/Concs. £10.00 (£8.00 advance) Family £38.00 (£30.00 advance). Ticket price includes all entertainment and entry to house. Dogs welcome on leads.