Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will once again be the site for a spectacular reenactment of medieval times. We continue this tradition with a wide variety of activities, entertainment and events and as always the quality remains unsurpassed. This yearly event allows spectators and participants to experience adventure, pageantry, magic and romance. The knights, knaves, damsels, and magicians along with many other interesting characters transform Green Hill Park into a spectacular display of history. You can explore the village yourself as the past comes to life with historic figures, entertainment, eccentric characters such as the Horse Guy, jousting, swordplay, music, handcrafted arts and crafts, vendors, merchants, and hearty food and drink. New for 2012 are a falconer, sheep herding demonstrations and draft horse pulls. The Masquerade Ball will be held on Saturday at 5 PM and also on Sunday at 3:30 PM. The faire will end with a festive Tavern Sing on Sunday at 4:30 PM that you surely won’t want to miss!
This annual event held in September has been a huge success boasting attendance of over 2,000. It is indeed a popular weekend stop and an event unlike any other held in the Roanoke Valley. In 2008 the Highland Games were added to the lineup on Saturday only. The games offer spectators the chance to witness incredible feats of strength and endurance by some of the best athletes around as they toss the caber and throw for distance and weight.
Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Medieval Fantasies Company will bring back to life the people and times of a medieval culture. As before all faire patrons will have the opportunity to interact with the performers and learn about the history of this exciting age.
The Green Hill Medieval Faire is an event of Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Guests attending the faire in medieval garb will be granted free admission to the festivities, otherwise, admission is $5 at the gate and children under 5 are free.