Are you ready to party like it’s 1399? Days of Knights is coming on October 9-10, 2021 to Lancaster, Ohio – less than 40 minutes from Columbus! Travel back in time and experience the Middle Ages during one of the largest medieval-focused living history events in the country.
Days of Knights is not a renaissance fair. It’s a chance for the public to experience historically accurate re-enactments of knights, Vikings, crusaders and more from the Middle Ages.
Walk through a timeline encampment featuring living history enthusiasts re-creating the Norman invaders of Britain in 1066. Find crusaders from the 1200s, archers and knights from the 100 Years War, and many others. Reenactors will be camped along the timeline in chronological order so visitors can experience technological developments and cultural changes as they occurred.
In 2019, 150 re-enactors brought the sights, sounds and feels of the Middle Ages to Charles Alley Nature Park. This year, the event is looking to have an additional 50 re-enactors to add to the experience! Historical accuracy is stressed, and the reenactors are well versed in their periods of study.
Attendees will see and touch arms & armor, archery, reproductions of medieval pottery, furniture & clothing and learn about medieval foodways, the roles of women & religion in society, crafting and daily life. Arrive as millennials (or Gen X, Y, Boomers, or whatever), and leave as medievals.
Attending Days of Knights
There are NO admission fees – the event is free to the public! Guest should not dress in costumes to avoid confusion between guests and actors.
Stop and visit with the historical interpreters who will be more than happy to explain their ‘impressions’ and the material culture found in their camps. Most are willing to let people handle objects, try on armor, and experience the Middle Ages for themselves (please be polite and ask first). In addition to the individual camps, educational presentations and demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day.
Days of Knights is Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, 2021, from 10 am – 4 pm each day.
Charles Alley Nature Park
2805 Old Logan Rd SE
Lancaster, OH 43130