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About Battle of Evesham Medieval Market

Evesham town centre is set to turn the clock back once more for its 5th annual spectacular May Medieval Market with over 100 stalls and more than 130 living history performers over the weekend of May 18-19 2024.

The outdoor market, staged in the historic Evesham Market Square and the grounds of the twin Medieval Churches of Evesham Abbey, will include knights demonstrating armour and weaponry from 1066 to 1485, community stands in St Lawrence’s church, together with artisan craft, food and drink stalls in Evesham Market Square.

The market has really captured the imagination of local people and draws living history re-enactors from groups across the country. As with the main Battle of Evesham festival in August, the Market is gaining an international reputation.

Local volunteers and organisations work hard to put on an interesting, educational and fun market that provides insights into medieval life and Evesham's role in events which shaped the modern world.

The Living History camp will include groups representing late-period Vikings and Norman soldiers from the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries, led by the all-powerful barons and royal households with their colourful coats of arms. There will be armoured medieval knights and weapon demonstrations in the Battle Arena in Evesham Abbey Park and the Living History camp will include iron-forges, leatherwork, wooden crafts, needlework, mead making and cooking from throughout the ‘High Medieval Period’ of 1066 to 1485.

The Abbey Cloisters and the recently landscaped Nave gardens will be open to help members of the public imagine how the third largest abbey in England used to look in its heyday.

There will be minstrels and medieval dancers performing for the public’s entertainment.

An artisan market will take place in Market Square, with many crafts, food and drink stalls showcasing some of the best local produce – from Jam to Gin and Ceramics to Greetings Cards.

Admission to the Evesham Medieval Market is free. Funds raised through donations will go towards running the Battle of Evesham Festival which will be staged over the weekend of August 3-4. This spectacular re-enactment event is now England’s largest annual Battle re-enactment of the high-medieval period – after the Norman Invasion and before War of the Roses - and is now the third largest Medieval Battle re-enactment in Europe.

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Spectacular medieval outdoor market which will take place over May 18-19 weekend.

Vikings, Normans and Medieval Knights are setting up camp in the heart of Evesham to demonstrate how arms, armour, and life changed during the High-Medieval period (1066-1485) following on from the Norman Invasion, through to the start of the Tudor dynasty.

Free-to-enter event showcasing medieval re-enactors, weapon demonstrations, living history and authentic medieval plus modern artisan craft market stalls

Kids of all ages will be able to have a go at archery, axe throwing and learn the art of sword fighting during the family fun weekend of medieval mayhem.

Evesham’s greatest gathering of charity and local community groups will occupy St Lawrence’s Church during the weekend.to showcase what they do.

St Lawrence’s Church will host displays from local charities and community groups, allowing them a free space to showcase their activities, attract volunteers and raise funds for their causes.

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Facilities

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Friday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday, 00:00 - 00:00

The Medieval Market will be open on Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May from 10am until 5pm on both days.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (0-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

The Medieval Market is a free to enter event for all.

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

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Food & Drink Options

A range of British and Continental food outlets will be available in the Evesham Market Square on both days.

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

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Contact Details

Church Of All Saints & St. Lawerence
Market Place
Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 4RW
England

Tel: 07909987007

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Transport Information

GWR railway to Evesham.

Bus from Stratford-on-Avon

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Last Updated: 16:23 15/02/2024

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