The Knight before Christmas 2nd & 3rd December

A two day event hosted by Whitsand Bay Fort, and a Christmas market with a medieval twist.

Come visit us and step back in time through our……

LIVING HISTORY CAMPS

Authentic historic encampments showing the lifestyle , cooking methods, clothing,jewellery and weapons from at least four periods from history including……

VIKING, MEDEIVEL, NAPOLEONIC AND ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

RE-ENACTMENT FIGHTERS

See authentic historical displays from various time periods showing live firing drills, talks on historical warfare, Equipment and life.

Three strikes and out armoured fighting.

Come and meet and chat to these colourful characters, and learn of their different time periods from the area’s rich history.

FULL CONTACT MEDIEVAL ARMOURED COMBAT TOURNAMENT

Not for the faint hearted . A number of teams will compete throughout the weekend in full armour with full size weapons.

1 v 1 for men and women in sword and shield

MENS BOHURT 5 v 5 using their personal choice of different weapons.

WOMENS BOHURT 3 v 3 in one of the uk’s first tournaments for the ladies.

Teams arriving from the south east , the north, Scotland and mainland Europe.

Fighters from the Netherlands Denmark, Italy and Germany to see whom will claim the prizes and become champions of Fortress Whitsand.

FOR THE BIGGER KIDS AMONGST US

Try your arm at axe or spear throwing with Avalon axes, an authentic Vilking themed entertainment team.

Further activities for the younger and more agile will,be announced soon.

MEDEIVEL MARKET

Browse stalls selling wares from jewellery & clothing to armour and weapons

CHRISTMAS MARKET

An exclusive selection of local art and craft market stalls. Pick up Christmas gifts from Cornwall and Devon, artisans making and selling unusual and original gift ideas