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Colchester Medieval Festival and Oyster Fayre

Listed under Food Festivals in Colchester, United Kingdom.

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Originally conceived as a 'Medieval Fayre' in 1989 to commemorate the granting of a Royal Charter to the town of Colchester in the 12th century, this festival merged with the annual celebration of the oyster harvest in 2003 and now goes by a mixture of both names.

Hundreds come from all over the country to attend, much as they might have done from the surrounding villages and farmsteads in times past, and flock to the Lower Castle Park to browse the wares on sale at the stripy, peaked tents: linen, pottery, wood-turned items, leather, woollen clothes, candles and even the odd suit of armour are just a few of the items you're likely to find.

Traditional dance, puppetry, music and circus side shows also take place, as well as archery and falconry displays, and local wines, beers and gastronomic goodies will be on sale everywhere, many of them oyster-related, of course, inkeeping with the season.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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