The European Medieval Festival
Visit Horsens on August 30 and 31, 2013 to experience the medieval version of FÆNGSLET
The 19th instalment of the annual European Medieval Festival invites you on a wondrous journey more than 500 years back through the ages. Step out of the modern city and straight into the Middle Ages when Horsens opens its gates to a medieval festival like no other in the fantastic setting of the former state prison, FÆNGLSET. The two festival days are packed with bustling life inside the walls and around the grounds as craftsmen, musicians, street performers, knights, and many more descend on Horsens to take part in the traditional medieval market with its hundreds of interesting stalls as well as music, theatre, and tournaments.
The theme in 2013 will focus on the medieval castle and life behind the battlements with workshops, combat training, trade, and everyday pursuits. Outside the safety of the fortified walls, the enemy lays siege in their camp and brave knights prepare for the big charge.
The festival may have its share of playful jesters and merry revellers, but it is not only defined by entertainment and fun of the fair. The European Medieval Festival strives to show all sides of medieval life as authentically as possible: art, craft, music, the bustle of the market, and the ways and customs of daily life.
The festival is open to the public on Friday 16:00-23:00 and on Saturday 10:00-23:00.
Entrance to the festival area is FREE of charge.
FÆNGSLET, Fussingsvej 8, 8700 Horsens