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Festival of historical reconstruction
 «The era of knights»

27-28 May 2017

In the program:

  • Spectacular competitions of armored knights;
  • Mass battles of knights fighting on foot (Buhurt);
  • Tournament of knights fighting on horseback;
  • Tournament of halberdiers;
  • Tournament of medieval archers;
  • Knight’s camp;
  • Crafts fair;
  • Horse riding;
  • Medieval music, street theatre, dance theatre and other surprises and entertaining activities!

Festival headliner is a medieval Belarusian music band «Stary Olsa».

Organizers:

  • Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle
  • The club of historical reconstruction «Givoyt»

Festival website:

http://histfest.by/

Main idea of the festival:

The opportunity to travel back in time and to plunge into the history of Western European and Belarusian Middle Ages: historical reconstruction of knight’s tournaments and battles, medieval music and dances.

Program:

27 May

12.00 – 12.30 – Grand opening of the festival; presentation of the participants

12.30 – 12.50 – Performance of medieval dancers

12.50 – 13.20 – Performance of medieval musicians

13.20 – 18.30 – Archery tournament

13.40 – 15.00 – Tournament of knights fighting on foot

15.00 – 15.20 – Performance of medieval dancers

15.20 – 15.50 – Final tournament of knights fighting on foot

15.50 – 16.10 – Performance of medieval musicians

16.10 – 17.00 – Mass battles of knights (Buhurts)

17.00 – 17.20 – Performance of medieval dancers

17.20 – 18.10 – Horse show; battles of knights fighting on horseback

18.10 – 18.30 – Performance of medieval dancers

18.40 – 19.00 – Award ceremony

19.00 – 21.45 – Medieval music concert; “Stary Olsa” performance.

27 May

11.30 – 20.00 – Trading rows, fare

11.30 – 20.00 – Exhibition of knight’s armors

12.00 – 18.00 – Interactive zones (archery, games and competitions, fotozone «Palač» (Палач))

28 May

11.00 – 11.10 – Opening of the second day of the festival

11.10 – 11.30 – Performance of medieval dancers

11.30 – 12.10 – Reconstruction of the medieval battle “Assault of fortification”

12.10 – 13.10 – 5 on 5 tournaments

13.10 – 13.30– Performance of medieval dancers

13.30 – 14.00 – Tournament of halberdiers

14.00 – 15.30 – Archery «deathmatch»

15.00 – 16.30 – Performance of medieval musicians

16.30 – 17.00 – Award ceremony

17.00 – 17.30 – Closing of the festival

28 May

11.30 – 18.00 Trading rows, fare

12.00 – 18.00 Interactive zones (archery, games and competitions, dressing up in the armor)

*Insignificant changes in the program are possible

Entrance fee:

  • 15 BYN – adults;
  • 8 BYN – schoolchildren;
  • 36 BYN – family ticket (2 adults + 2 schoolchildren);
  • Free – children under 5.

Telephones:

+375 (17) 209-41-63 (Mon-Fri);

+375 (17) 513-86-10 (Wed-Sun);

+375 (29) 697-89-01 (Velcom);

Click here to see how to get to the museum.

Click here to know more about the last year’s festival.

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