Excitement is growing for this year’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in Tamworth Castle and the Castle Grounds, complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.
The St George’s Day extravaganza is always one of the highlights in Tamworth’s events calendar. Last year’s celebrations attracted more than 10,000 people – and was even held up in Parliament as a shining example of how to celebrate England’s patron saint when it was hailed as ‘renowned throughout the country, if not the world’.
Sword swallowing, children’s medieval workshops, have-a-go archery and Morris dancing are just some of the events taking place during the free celebrations, which this year are being held on Saturday April 26 from 10am until 5pm.
The hugely popular Medieval Joust returns again this year, when the Black Knight and Sir Robert Marmion will once again do battle for the honour of Tamworth.
The event is completely free and will feature displays and activities including:
- Children’s workshops
- ‘Have a go’ archery (for which there will be a small charge)
- Sword swallower
- Foot tournament
- Medieval encampment displays
- Walkabout characters
Admission to the Castle will be reduced on the day of the extravaganza to £5 for adults, £3 for children, free for children under two. Admission to the Castle Grounds is free.