The Festival

Barnet Medieval Festival is London’s only medieval festival of its kind and 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. 

The Festival trustees are delighted to announce that Barnet Medieval Festival will return on the weekend of 11th-12th June 2022! We are honoured that Graham Turner – Artist has allowed us to use his wonderful portrayal of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in action at the Battle of Barnet.

NEW this year will be a display on Knights on Horseback! Re-enactments of the Battle of Barnet and the Second Battle of St Albans will take place, together with firepower displays, music and dance and story-telling. The medieval market returns, together with a range of community and food and drink stalls.

2022 BMF poster - online use

TICKETS are available to buy in advance and also on the gate. Go to our online shop:

If you would like to help us fund this year’s Festival, please consider making a donation here:

If you have not visited Barnet Medieval 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.