This year the Annual Medieval Festival in Washington Heights-Inwood will be this coming Sunday, September 28th. I can’t believe that after living in Washington-Inwood Heights (thus the term Wahi; it makes the two places become one, but some people are still not used to it) so for long, I finally went last year; for the first time. Actually, I can believe it because I was thinking…why do I want to see Medieval people? That was back then. This is now.

As soon as I walked in I was sure to be entertained. People dressed like Medieval Times, singing tunes, selling crafts. A guy was chopping wood like the good old days. All sorts of things. The costumes are amazing and the scenery can’t be better than Fort Tryon Park.

This time around I will go earlier and make sure to take cash at hand because there are vendors with the most fantastic incense and home made beauty products. They smell good. Don’t worry, they don’t smell Medieval. Below, I have copied and pasted the information for the festival as received form an email. For further info, this is the official site: http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html

Please let me know if there is anything super cool I must check out at the Festival in a comment below!


“We invite you to the 30th Medieval Festival on Sunday, September 28th from 11:30am-6:00 pm in Ft. Tryon Park. The festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Ft. Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market and visitors are greeted with medieval music, dance, magic, jesters and a live chess game by performers in medieval costumes. The afternoon concludes with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback starting at 5:00pm.

The festival is presented by the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation in conjunction with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Please see http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html for more information.

There is no parking Sunday, September 28th on Cabrini Boulevard from West 190th Street to Margaret Corbin Circle from Midnight to 10PM.”

En Español:

Le invitamos a El Festival Medieval tendrá su 30a aniversario! El Domingo, 28 de septiembre de 11:30 am a 6:00 pm en el parque FT Tryon del alto Manhattan. El festival trae a la vida las costumbres y el espíritu de la Edad Medieval. Ft. Tryon Park se transforma a un mercado medieval y los visitantes son recibidos con música medieval, danza, magia, bufones y un juego de ajedrez en vivo de artistas en trajes medievales. La tarde concluye con una justa emocionante entre cuatro caballeros a caballo a partir de las 5:00 de la tarde.

El festival es presentado por la Corporación Washington Heights y Inwood de Desarrollo en conjunto con el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Nueva York. Por favor, consulte http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html para más información.

No hay estacionamiento Domingo, 28 de septiembre en Cabrini Boulevard desde la calle 190 West hasta el Margaret Corbin Círcle de medianoche a 10:00 de la noche.

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