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We are proud to be working with many partners in our community to bring you this wonderful family-friendly event. Some community partners include:

The Open Fields Medieval Festival was featured as a "Pick for Kids" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in the Summer/Fall 2013 Vermont Vacation Guide.

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Open Fields will hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 4 pm. During this annual family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged. 

The 2017 Open Fields Medieval Festival will feature the talents of the No Strings Marionette Company. The show is TBD.

Our Medieval Festival is family-focused, with an emphasis on children ages 3 to 12, and is a wonderful community event.  It is also a “green” event – in the past, our full day festival has generated only one bag of trash.

The Medieval Festival is a RAIN or SHINE event. The No String Marionette performance is held indoors, and our village has plenty of tents which house activities.

Hightlights from 2016

Artists' Market Featured Artisan: Skip Cady

A man of a thousand talents, Skip Cady is a sculptor working with clay, copper, brass, silver, and steel. Come see Skip's amazing creations and learn about his upcoming sculpting and F/X mask creation classes, held right here in Thetford.

Featured Entertainment: Raq On Studio

Fun, Unique, Family-Oriented Entertainment! See the amazing dancers of Raq On Dance Studio in White River Junction as they present bellydancing solos and group performances with a unique blend of elegance, spunk, panach, grace and style.