WiKid Medieval Fair

Fadó Productions, in partnership with Traditional Craft by Waterford, will present a Medieval Fair in the heart of the Viking Triangle as part of the WiKID Festival on Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd June.

Did you know… in 1204 King John granted Waterford the right to hold its first annual fair on 1 August the Feast of St Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in chains) and lasting for eight days. The fair became the main event in the commercial calendar and an important one in the social and political life of the city and indeed of the south-east.

Commencing at 11am in Cathedral Square on both days, the fair will bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of a typical fair day. Crafts people will demonstrate their traditional crafts; wood turners, basket weavers, a blacksmith, potters and leather workers; there will even be an opportunity to have a go. Taste food from a clay oven, buy locally grown vegetables and plants as would have been the norm and watch how animal hides are treated and prepared as items for everyday use. Become engaged by our characters from history who will share stories of medieval times. Buy a traditional craft piece or just observe and enjoy.

All crafts on display are made locally by local craftspeople and will be available for purchase. As with all Fadó productions this will be an interactive experience.

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