|That's right, Didsbury! The largest reenactment show in Central Alberta is being held right here in our fair town. Days of Yore returns for the 4th year to Rosebud Park, August 3 and 4. Celebrate Alberta's Heritage Weekend at home!|
Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat!
Hosted by the Mountain View Arts Society, Days of Yore pays tribute to characters throughout history, and celebrates Performance Art with these great actors and history buffs.
This is the only festival of its kind - dedicated to historical authenticity, where you can see soldiers from throughout history intermingling with each other - and you!
You'll "Stroll Through the Ages" in our reenactment village with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group, Victorian Society of Alberta, Edmonton House Brigade, Yankee Valley Yankees, 10th Battalion (CEF) Commemorative Association (WWI), WWII First Special Service Force Reenactors, and the Prairie Motor Brigade!
NEW for 2019! - Medieval castles were mysterious places and oftentimes they had a maze. Horses in the Middle Ages were used by knights as they trained for battle. We have combined both at Days of Yore, with our new Medieval Stick Pony Maze! Kids get an "I conquered the Stick Pony Maze at Days of Yore" certificate. It'll be "Ahh-mazing"!
Activities begin at 11 am both days, and run till 5 pm. "Adviser to the King" (and the MC for the Show) is Didsbury native, Joel Windsor. CK-fm 96.5 and Rock 104.5 will be live on location Saturday.
There's visual art too, in the Artisan Alley, featuring artisans who specialize in creating heritage arts and traditional crafts in keeping with the character of this festival.
Follow photos and stories of the various groups on Facebook. Battle and Performance times will be posted on the website at www.daysofyore.ca later this month.
Pick up your Passport and get stamped at the individual villages for a chance to win a prize from each of the groups!
13 yrs and over: $6
6 to 12 yrs: $3
5 and under free
Save standing in line and get your TICKETS ONLINE before the August long weekend.
Funds raised at all Mountain View Arts Society events go to support the DHS Drama Class, DHS Leadership Group, Didsbury Historical Society, Didsbury Municipal Library, Didsbury Lions Club, Didsbury Elks Lodge, Didsbury Army Cadets, and many arts programs in the community.
No dogs are allowed in Rosebud Park unless they are service dogs.
The Mountain View Arts Society hosts several events throughout the year, including an art show and sale in April, and an arts festival in September. For more information on how you can become involved in the arts, culture, and heritage of Mountain View County, visit www.mountainviewartssociety.ca or call 403-512-9888.
Map to Rosebud Park - Watch for the tent village and signs