Here Ye! Yere Ye!

The 2017 Festival will be held on Sunday October 1st, 2017 from 11:30AM to 6 PM.

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Average attendance of the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park has been sixy thousand(60,000) people for the past five(5) years

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Partying Like
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Attention Festival Craft Vendors! Attention Festival Food Vendors!

This is an invitation to all our craft vendors to take part in our 33rd Annual Medieval Festival taking place October 1st, 2017.

Maria Bassallo,
WHIDC, 57 Wadsworth Ave.,
New York N.Y. 100033-7048.

If you are a craft vendor that was not at our 2015 Festival please call before you complete your application!

Vendor Application.

If you are a past or potential Food vendor, please note that the contract for the entire food section has been awarded to Brian Bunting. Brian will in turn hire and supervise all the food vendors. This includes contracts, fees, approving menus and the decoration of booths. All food vendors must be approved by Brian, who can be reached at:

BriCins Festival Food LLC.
753 Hill Rd.
Harwinton, CT. 06791
e-mail -
fax: 860-482-0269
What is the Medieval Festival

The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.

Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

The festival is free -- there are no charges for admission or entertainment. Donations at our wishing wells are welcome, however!

Who Produces the Festival? How is the Festival Supported?

This years festival will be the thirty-first presented by the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation, a privately and publicly supported not-for-profit corporation.

The event is produced in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in Fort Tryon Park near the northern end of Manhattan Island.

The park offers vistas of the Hudson River and the picturesque Palisades: a setting reminiscent of Europe eight centuries ago.

The City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, in recognition of the importance of the festival to the City and to the entire metropolitan area, is providing half the total budget for this years faire, and has given substantial support since 1983.

Past festival sponsors have included: the office of the Manhattan Borough President, Con Edison, David Rockefeller, WNCN Radio, the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund, the Samuel Newhouse Foundation, major New York City banks, the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neighborhood Fund.

Additional support comes from craft and food vendor fees and individual donations by festival visitors.

Corporate sponsorship of this event is available. Please contact Dennis Reeder for more information.

What is the Medieval Festival

Dennis C. Reeder,

Maria Bassallo
and John Bozek,

Kendall Hudson,

Phone: 212-795-1600
Fax: 212-781-4051
General e-mail:

Medieval Festival Program 2017

Renaissance Magazine Issue 101
Check out the article on Fort Tyron Medieval Festival
(pg 38)
in this wonderful magazine.