Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre

Welcome to Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre



23/24 September 2017

Step back through the mists of time to watch knights on horses jousting and birds of prey flying. Browse the wares in the medieval and craft traders market. Hear tales from the Yarnsmith of Norwich. Listen to the Pentacle Drummers and Serpentyne. See battle re-enactments, Devilstick Peat the jester and try Have-a-go Archery. Children in costume can enter a fancy dress competition. Immerse yourself in living history and see it come alive in the Medieval, Viking and Anglo-Saxon campsites, watching them demonstrate their crafts and have a go at some of them. Children can play with playclay and there are other children's activities including face painting. A variety of food stalls including Simply Thai and Scoff n Nosh. Soak up the atmosphere in the Crimson Moon Beer Tavern. Medieval handfasting with Tanya Celebrant. A great fun day out for all the family. Disabled facilities available. Lots to see and do. 


Adults  £8.00 on the day, £6.00 in advance (plus booking fee)

Children under 16 free, over 16's pay adult prices

OAP's  £5.00 on the day, £3.50 in advance (plus booking fee)

Tickets are valid for one day of the event only.

Online tickets will go off-sale at midnight on Friday 22 September but tickets will be available on the gate at full list price on both days.


The event runs from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on Saturday 23 September 2017 and 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Sorry, there is no overnight camping for the general public.

Dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead.

Be aware, slow moving traffic through site, children must be supervised at all times. 

Entertainment & Stalls

Entertainers and Demonstrators

Devilstick Peat - Jester

Horsemen Of The Knight - Jousting, stunt riding, combat

Out On A Wing Falconry - Flying and static displays

Serpentyne - Medieval music (Full band on Sunday only)

Pentacle Drummers - Drumming troupe (Sunday only)

History Off The Page - Historical demonstrations and learning

Yarnsmith Of Norwich - Storytelling (Sunday only)

Rob Nicholson - Greenwood worker, pole lathe demonstrations

Honest Jim's Wanderin Shop -  Entertaining talks and demonstrations

Spearman Supplies - Wood and leather work demonstrations

Tanya Celebrant - Handfasting ceremonies

Byron Robinson - Fine metalwork and alchemy demonstrations 

Green Dragon Morris Men - Saturday only

Have-A-Go Archery

Market Traders

Bernie The Bolt - Woollen and other fabrics

Greenman - Green man ornaments and curiosities

Ania - Artisan and tarotist

Bohemia Beauty - Historical glassware, tankards, jewellery and more

Mr Fossil - Gemstones, minerals and dragon related items

History Off The Page - Historical toys and games 

Douggie The Wood - Medieval furniture and turned wood items

Time Warrior - Quality re-enactment supplies and traditional toys

Honest Jim's Wanderin Shop - Authentic trading

Spearman Supplies - Wood and leather work

Quiverstock - Traditional archery equipment, bows, arrows, bolts etc

Byron Robinson - Fine metalwork goods

Leather Pear - Leather bags, belts, saddlery

Maddogg Designs -  Gifts, crystals, jewellery, holistic therapy

The Cheese And Pie Man - Purveyors of fine pies and cheeses

Bliss - Fairtrade clothing and accessories

Barn 101 -  hippy festival clothing, accessories, crafts and gifts, mainly fair-trade

Magic and Wonders - Dragons, unicorns and all things wonderous

Roo The Leather Carver -  handbags, belts, archery accessories, notebooks, belt pouches and other items

Malcolm Ruffell - Basket maker

Living History and Re-enactment

Wuffa - Saxon and Viking re-enactment

Ealdfaeder - Anglo-saxon re-enactment and living history

Phoenix Medieval Society - Medieval re-enactment

Knights Of Honour - Medieval re-enactment

... and more


Scoff 'n' Nosh - Gourmet steakburgers, pulled meats and more

Simply Thai - Thai food

Dragonjaks - Predominately vegan and vegetarian

Verrecchia Catering - Savory and Sweet Crepes

Green Farm Coffee - Coffee

Toni's Ices - Ice cream

Made With Love - Homemade cakes


A video of Serpentyne's medieval influenced symphonic rock. Hear and see a full band performance on Sunday.

The full band won't be playing on Saturday but there will be a solo performance by their hurdy-gurdy player, Mark Powell.

There's more information, videos, photos etc. on their website.

Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre was formerly Snailwell Medieval Fayre held just outside Snailwell village near Newmarket. Here is a promotional video which appeared on the Snailwell Medieval Fayre website in 2010/2011!

Check out this great video

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

For further information fill in the online form

Or you can phone us directly

Organiser: Sharon Knappett

07786 714690, 01353 725962

Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre

Quy Park, Stow Road, Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AF

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