By Order of his most Excellent Grayce John of Gaunt, King of Castile and Leon , Duke of Lancaster, Duc d’Aquitaine, we invite you to his most favoured Castle at Tutbury to partake and share in his May Market. May 21st & 22nd In The Year Of Our Lord 2011
We have space for around 60 traders in traditionally styled medieval tents, and I am trying to persuade the Castle
to let me have the use of their Wedding Marquee, so if anyone would like or prefer a table-top space inside that,
please do let me know so I can twist arms on the basis of “known demand”
Pitches outside are £50, tables inside would be £60 each. Usual Friday setting up from midday – if you want to arrive earlier I am sure we can arrange this if you let us know.
The Castle will be running the local publicity on this one, and are seriously keen for this to be a great success that we can build on it as an annual event. The much-lamented “Templars Fayre” late of Cressing Temple and various other places showed that there is considerable demand from re-enactors for a Medieval Market in the Spring, and Tutbury Castle is not only an attraction in it’s own right to those with an interest in medieval history, but benefits from being conveniently located in the centre of the country making it more accessible to those who live North of Watford Gap.
It is unlikely to be cancelled due to snow and ice