Vikings and knights will lay siege to Kimberley this weekend as the Medieval Festival returns.
This is the third year of the event, which includes re-enactments of Norse culture and battles between knights.
Organizer Michelle Forbes says a Viking village is expected to spring up overnight in the city’s Coronation Park.
“The Vikings are planning to have about 30 tents, so you’ll be able to see how they lived,” Forbes says. “You’ll see them cooking, weaving, sharpening their swords and weapons and all their day-to-day activities.”
She adds there will also be knights setting up their own village in the park.
“This year we have a contingent of knights coming out to start our own medieval village,” Forbes says. “So you will be able to see the difference between the Viking time and the time of knights.”
The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, starting with a parade in the platzl Saturday at 10 am.
For more details, check out the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival’s website.
(Photo from the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival’s website)
– Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Festival organizer, Michelle Forbes
– Jeff Johnson