The Festival

THANK YOU to everyone who came to Barnet Medieval Festival this weekend – it was a tremendous turnout and we hope you had a wonderful time at the Festival. The organisers would like to thank all the participants for creating such a splendid show and for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm with the public. We are grateful to our hosts Barnet Elizabethans RFC, Barnet Council and Christ Church Primary School for allowing us to stage the Festival on this beautiful and special site. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Festival volunteers. If you enjoyed the Festival, please consider volunteering your time and do contact us at

We welcome your feedback and ideas for future festivals, so would be glad if you could take a couple of minutes to fill in this short survey: If you enjoyed this year’s Festival, please consider making a donation to support future festivals – we really appreciate your support:

Barnet Medieval Festival is dedicated to engaging people in the history of the Battle of Barnet and its significance within the Wars of the Roses. Fought on 14th April 1471, the Battle of Barnet saw Edward IV lead his Yorkist army to victory against the Lancastrian forces led by the Earl of Warwick. We are grateful to Graham Turner for allowing us to use his wonderful portrayal of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in action at the Battle of Barnet, for this year’s poster.

2022 BMF poster - online use

If you have not visited the Festival before, why not watch this short film of the 2019 Festival, created by the talented students of Elstree University Technical School:

Barnet Medieval Festival is organised by the Barnet Medieval Festival Committee, a registered charity formed with the aim of advancing the education of the public in the history of medieval life and warfare, with a focus on the history of the town of Barnet. It took on the role of organising the Festival from the Battle of Barnet Partnership (Barnet Museum, The Barnet Society and The Battlefields Trust), which delivered the Battle of Barnet Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To find out more watch BBC London’s report on the 2019 Festival

or go to our Gallery page to see photos of previous events.