Guelph medieval pageant postponed resulting from pandemic

Family Day was supposed to have been the day for a medieval festival at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, but the COVID-19 pandemic means the event won’t be moving ahead as scheduled.

“This is one of our most popular events at the GYMC and is fun for the whole family,” centre executive director Gabriella Currie-Ziegler said in a news release, announcing the event’s postponement.

She asked people to “stay tuned,” promising KnightsFest would be presented this spring or summer.

The free event, which is in its sixth year, includes displays, costumes, games, activities and entertainment, all with the theme of the medieval and Renaissance eras.

“The professional troupe, Blackthorn Productions, will be returning to be our guides through the medieval and Renaissance eras. They will interact with attendees through music, costumed demonstrations, interactive games and activities, armour workshops and brass rubbings,” Currie-Ziegler said. “What better way to celebrate, learn and have a great time.”

Planning is currently underway for the rescheduled event to feature a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, so more people can attend and feel comfortable, the release said.

A new date for the event has yet to be announced.

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