The 2014 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park will take place on September 28, 2014 around The Cloisters on the north side of the park from 11:30 p.m. til 6 p.m.
The medieval building of The Cloisters will make an excellent backdrop as Fort Tryon Park is converted into an old medieval town for a day as performers, vendors, and visitors will all be dressed in medieval clothing. There will be medieval music, dancers, jugglers, and magic. At the end of the day, there will be four knights on horeseback doing a joust, where the knights charge at each other in high speed with the goal of breaking his lance on the opponent knight's shield or armor or knocking the other knight off his horse all together.
So far there is not a lot of medieval food said to be served, but there is still two months. But who knows? Maybe fried dough did exist in medieval Europe. In any case, adult beverage enthusiasts can be excited because Triangle Pub will have meade, which is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting honey with water, and frequently fruits, spices, grains or hops. While its origin is unknown, it is prevalent throughout European history.
The event is free to the public although donations are accepted. In the past five years, the event has drawn up to sixty thousand people. Due to the amount of people that will attend, parking will be limited. It is best to take the A train to the One Hundred Ninetieth Street stop. The park is right across the street, and The Cloisters are a ten minute walk from that entrance.