Don’t miss out on this year’s Michelmasse Festival in Camlann Village.
Looking for a unique way to welcome the arrival of fall? Get thyself to Camlann Village this weekend for their annual fall festivities! Located in Carnation, Washington (a mere 40-minute drive from Seattle), the authentic medieval village replicates life in 1376 rural England. On September 30 and October 1, you can join the 2023 Michelmasse Festival in Camlann Village. All ages can enjoy music, crafts, archery, cider pressing, shopping, and more.
Read on for all the festival details!
Traditionally in the Middle Ages, Michelmasse was celebrated at the end of September after the autumnal equinox. They would mark the end of the farming season with a feast that included roast goose and ginger.
At this year’s Michelmasse Festival in Camlann Village, you can look forward to a wide range of activities happening at a leisurely pace. There will be cider-pressing demonstrations, sheep petting, live music and puppetry, archery, and villagers doing craft demonstrations such as pottery making, blacksmithing, and wool dyeing.
There will be options for sampling traditional medieval fare as well. Keep in mind for next year’s festival that if you want the true Michelmasse experience, you’ll be able to purchase an additional ticket to attend the Michelmasse Feast. For $50, you’ll enjoy a two-hour live show alongside a menu of roast goose, seasonal dishes, and gingerbread sweets. Unfortunately this feast only accommodates 40 guests and both evenings are already sold out for 2023. It’s definitely something you’ll want to plan for in advance next year, since it’s so popular!
You can still enjoy a lunchtime feast at the festival this year, however. The village’s Bors Head Inn offers a hot lunch along with ale, wine, or mead from noon to 3:00 p.m.
To attend the Michelmasse Festival this weekend, you can purchase tickets at the Camlann Village gates. It costs $10 in cash or check for adults under the age of 60 and $8 for kids under the age of 12. Kids aged five and under are admitted free. Pets are not permitted.
For more information about the Michelmasse Festival and the medieval village, visit the Camlann Village website.
2023 Michelmasse Festival
When: September 30 through October 1, 2023 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Camlann Village in Carnation, WA
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for kids