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Much Beloved Medieval Fair returns this Sunday

Medieval Fair 2023 (Photo Supplied)

Praneeta Mahajan
Hamilton, March 10, 2023

March is turning out to be busy for Hamilton, with the Art Festival, Balloon over Waikato, sporting events and many unique events that are hallmarks of Waikato living. One such event is the Medieval Fair, a local favourite for all ages and interests.

Some serious Medieval merriment and family fun are on offer at Hamilton Gardens this Sunday, March 12. 2023 with the return of the much-beloved ‘Medieval Fair.’

The Fair will not only raise fun, it will also raise funds for the development of the Medieval Garden at the Hamilton Gardens.

Organised by the Friends of Hamilton Gardens, the Medieval Fair will feature an entertaining variety of medieval-themed events and activities for all.

Ralph Evans, the Vice-President of Friends of Hamilton Gardens, said that this is a unique opportunity to try your hand at archery, see a maypole dance and watch knights clashing in the arena for the honour of a fair maiden’s favour.

Medieval Horseback Duel called a Joust recreated with a few changes by kids (Photo Supplied)

“Come down to Governor’s Green at Hamilton Gardens to cross paper swords, take the plunge with a spot of hobby-horse jousting, listen to the music, sample the sausage sizzle or the hot rolls, take home jewellery, plants, or leatherwork,” said Mr Evans.

“Come in your best medieval costume, in regular garb, or something in between, but come to the Medieval Fair at the Governor’s Green, Hamilton Gardens.”

Currently in development, the Medieval Garden will have you travel back to Europe in the Middle Ages, a time of castles, kings, and holy quests. The sheltered and serene Cloister Garth Garden is a place of prayer and meditation, while the Apothecary’s Garden is full of medicinal plants used in the healing arts.

Hamilton Gardens Director, Lucy Ryan, is grateful for the support from Friends of Hamilton Gardens. “Putting on fun events like these help us grow our beautiful gardens” said Ms Ryan.

If you eat like a king at the event, the enclosed gardens will be open if you need to walk off your mighty feast. Hamilton Gardens’ newest garden, ‘the Ancient Egyptian Garden’ will add to the plans for your day out along with the fair.

With food, activities, shopping options and a day out in the gardens, this one should be on your list of must-do activites.

The event is planned for this Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 10am till 2pm at the Governor’s Green, Hamilton Gardens. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation.

Praneeta Mahajan is an Indian Newslink reporter based in Hamilton.

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