The Festival

Barnet Medieval Festival is London’s only medieval festival of its kind and we are pleased to announce that it is returning in May 2020 after the success of last year’s event!

It will be held on 30th May and 31st May 2020 at the Barnet Elizabethans Rugby Football Club, Byng Road, Barnet, EN5 4NP. The Festival site will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm. There will be a full programme of displays and activities tbc.

Over 350 re-enactors will be descending on Barnet for the weekend to set up their living history camps and to display the battle re-enactments and firepower displays. The rival commanders at the Battle of Barnet – Edward IV and the Earl of Warwick – will be recruiting supporters to their cause so now is the time to decide whether your loyalties lie with the Yorkist or the Lancastrian cause. There will also be a medieval market with over 25 different traders, children’s activities, a range of community stalls and a variety of food and drink outlets. 

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.