St George’s Day Extravaganza

Tamworth’s popular St George’s Day extravaganza is back for 2023 with an exciting new line-up of entertainment set to take over the Castle Grounds, with medieval-themed fun for the whole family on Saturday 22 April, from 10am – 5pm.

The FREE annual festival is one of the highlights of Tamworth Borough Council’s impressive calendar of outdoor events organised by the Arts and Events team, drawing thousands of visitors from across the country.

The line-up will include all the festival favourites that have led to the event becoming well-known, including jousting, archery, a living history camp, stalls, fairground rides and children’s activities.

For this year’s programme, come and meet an animatronic Ice Dragon and White Walker, inspired by HBO’s award winning series ‘Game of Thrones’; as they roam around the Castle Grounds.

The Grand Medieval Joust is back by popular demand. Festival-goers will be able to watch the action unfold as St George competes with knights on horseback take to the main arena to show off their jousting skills. Fun displays are guaranteed, full of laughs and action, trick riding and stunts, with skilled performances from stunning horses and knights in shining armour. Throughout the day knights will also demonstrate the variety of weapons and combat methods used during medieval skirmishes.

Come and listen to the famous Anglo-Saxon epic poem, ‘Beowulf’, in a small but perfectly formed adaption. This engaging storytelling combined with clever puppetry, will be repeated throughout the day for families to enjoy.

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