The Festival

Barnet Medieval Festival returns on the weekend of 10th-11th June 2023 and we look forward to welcoming you to the fifth Festival at Byng Road playing fields. The Festival will feature re-enactments of the Battles of Barnet 1471 and the Second Battle of St Albans 1461 as well as displays by the gunners, archers and mounted knights.

TICKETS will be available to purchase on the gate at the Festival or in advance at our online store:

Tickets purchased in advance can be collected on the gate at the Festival.

NEW this year will be a medieval fashion show and craft demonstrations for you to enjoy. We are delighted to share the wonderful poster created by Graham Turner which depicts the Lancastrian commander Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter. 

2023 Barnet poster low-res v3 FINAL

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.

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.

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:

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.