Livonian Medieval Festival "Wendene.1378" in Cesis old town
29th and 30th of May – music, archery, medieval battles and contests, market and authentic medieval food!
Saturday, 29th of May
10:00 The gates of Cesis medieval castle are opened. Everybody is welcome to market and a historic activity stands.
11:00 „Wendene 1378” festival opening. In the castle yard warlike songs sing group „VILKI”.
11:30 Medieval pub is opened.
12:00 Start of individual fights. Fights will last all the day until the only winner will be clarified.
13:00 Medieval ensemble "Obscurus Orbis".
13:30 Fight instruction for melee with spears.
14:00 Archery contest for the title „Livonian Archer”.
14:30 Folk music in the castle yard.
15:00 Building of medieval stone throwing machine.
15:30 Medieval knightly entertainment – three versus three – fights on the castle bridge.
16:30 Medieval dance music by ensemble „Trakula”.
17:30 Awards ceremony of contest winners, festive procession through the town.
18:00 Dances in Rozu Square (Roţu laukums) for all the Livonian people.
21:00 Concert of bagpipe and drum music group „AUĎI”.
Sunday, 30th of May
11:00 Opening of second day of Livonian Medieval Festival. Everybody is welcome to market and a historic activity stands.
11:15 Medieval pub is opened.
11:30 Medieval ensemble "Obscurus Orbis".
12:15 Medieval knightly entertainment – three versus three – fights on the castle bridge.
13:00 Contest for battle games for all the brave and neat. Prize for a winner – medieval feast at medieval settlement Godesverdera.
13:30 Medieval music by ensemble „Trakula”.
15:30 Dances in the castle yard for everyone.
16:00 Beer drinking contest and medieval drunkards games.
16:30 Crew forming for a stone throwing machine, preparing for battle.
17:00 Imitation of medieval battle. Closing of the festival with a complete victory!
Livonian Medieval Festival is organized by "Vçsturiski aktîvs.lv" in cooperation with Vidzeme Culture and Tourism Center
Pensioners, pupils and children - LVL 2,-
Students - LVL 3,-
Adults: LVL 4,-
More on festival: www.vesturiskiaktivs.lv
Source: Cesis TIC
Date: May, 2010