Sunday, October 7 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the 4th annual Medieval Faire on the grounds of the historic mansion in Lenox. The day’s events will include exciting displays of armored combat, equestrian demonstrations, medieval arts, crafts and clothing; strolling troubadours and musicians, as well as exhibits, food and other demonstrations. Re-enactors in armor and period costumes will take part in the action. Heading the day’s programs is Jeffrey Mann. Mann’s specialty is the study of the evolution of armor through the Middle Ages including, how it is made, and tournament combat. Mann has attained the rank of a knight and master armorer within an reenactment organization. For over 20 years, Mann, his squire and retainers have taken their interest and knowledge of medieval life to schools, nursing homes and scouting organizations, bringing the Middle Ages alive.
Mann states, “Our lively presentation helps sort fact from fiction and explain how many of our modern customs evolved from then till now.”
Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for 5 to 17 years of age, and free for children 4 and under and include admission to the mansion/museum.Self guided tours will be available. “Day-of” tickets are $22 and $12 respectively. For reservations, call 413-637-3206. Ventfort Hall is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox. Schedule of Medieval Events:
Armoured Combat Display
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lecture on Medieval Armor with Jeffery Mann
Robbins-Zust Marionettes Showtimes
Armor will be on display at Ventfort Hall from 9/23 to 10/8
Amanda’s Kitchen- Open all day