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 thee to Camlann Village this September for their annual fall festivities! Located in Carnation, Washington (a mere 40-minute drive from Seattle), the village replicates life in 1376 rural England. On September 24 and 25, you can join the Michelmasse Festival in Camlann Village and even partake in a hot meal at the inn.
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 September’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 2022. It’s definitely something you’ll want to plan for in advance, 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 September, you can purchase tickets at the Camlann Village gates. It costs $10 in cash 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.