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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival has been the highlight of Tewkesbury’s summer since 1983. 

It is now widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world. 

There is a children’s activity area, with period based arts and craft sessions, and an exhibition tent with displays from organisations specialising in various aspects of history.

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Many of the participants including wives and children live as a medieval army in authentic encampments for the whole weekend. It also features a wide range of period entertainment, including music, dance and drama as well as collection of fascinating characters from the past. These may include surgeons, preachers and even the odd dragon keeper.

Food and drink (including ale specially brewed for the occasion,) are widely available and best of all, despite its size and popularity, entry to Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is free, and it hard working volunteer directors are determined to keep it that way.

The main events of the weekend take place adjacent to Tewkesbury town centre, just off the Gloucester Road, on part of the original battle site.  Further events take place around the town centre and at Tewkesbury Abbey. The main site is just 5 minutes walk from the town centre.

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