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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, performing "Handsome and Gretel". In this scrumptious rendition of the fairy tale classic, Sister Gretel works hard to help the family while brother Handsome has come to believe he can breeze through life on his good looks alone. With an evil witch who is immune to Handome's charms and Gretel's life in mortal danger, will Handsome discover his true potential in time to rescue his sister?

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.





2017 Highlights

Artists' Market Featured Artisan: Champlain Valley Apiaries

Champlain Valley Apiaries has been producing high-quality honey since 1931. Come see their demonstration hive and learn about the honey-making process. Don't forget to take home some of their delicious honey!


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.


Featured Entertainment: Demonstration by Aaron Hoopes and Dragon Mountain Kung Fu

Dragon Mountain Kung Fu is an adventure-based, martial arts program for children. The program is an exciting blend of physical training and mental focus designed to help prepare the kids for the challenges of life.