If you've never been, you must. A wild assortment of people converge on Fort Tryon Park for this one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates all things medieval in the best possible location for such an the event (i.e., our park). As described by Fort Tryon Park Trust:
26th Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
Sunday, October 3, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join us for the 26th annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Visitors are entertained by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and performances. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between knights on horseback.
The festival is held in the park area surrounding The Cloisters, a world-famous museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan. Food and craft items are available for purchase.
New in 2010: At noon, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) will host an exhibition match. Quidditch is the sport made famous by Harry Potter and his Hogwarts chums. Be early to get the best seats for this exciting event.
A complete schedule of performances is posted at www.whidc.org. To learn more about the Medieval Festival, please contact WHIDC (Washington Heights Inwood Development Corporation) at (212) 795-1600.
Location: Enter the festival at Margaret Corbin Circle where Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue converge.
For information about other programs and events in Northern Manhattan Parks and Historic Houses, visit www.NorthernManhattanParks.org.