Each day begins with a colorful procession of the royal court, followed by knights jousting on horseback with swords, maces and battle axes alongside the great lawn. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of archery skill by medieval bowmen and members of the public are invited to try their hand at this ancient sport as well. At the close of each day, there is a “storming of Castlegould” to free the captured queen, followed by a meeting of the royal court to determine the fate of the queen’s kidnappers.
Throughout the day, the historic atmosphere is enhanced with period entertainment, including instrumentalists, madrigal singers, a dance troupe and a traditional Maypole dance, as well as a medieval-style puppet show. Other activities include a fashion show featuring the ornate costumes of lords and ladies, craftspeople demonstrating a variety of fine skills, food and unique craft vendors, games for children and adults, a pony ride and the opportunity for children to “fight-a-knight.”