The largest festival dedicated entirely to History in the UK.
The 2018 Festival will take place 25th June – 1st July
Designed to inspire, excite and inform.
Set in the heart of the beautiful Wessex countryside, there is so much amazing entertainment for all the family.
With a unique combination of speaker events and living history entertainment, including combat displays and interactive experiences such as the Trench, Sword School and Archery as well as a series of short air displays with historic aircraft across the weekend.
Offering a unique blend of talks, discussions & debates alongside a vast living history through-the-ages encampment and stunning air show ~ a celebration of history like no other…
For the entire week we host a large and wide-ranging number of talks, from the time of the ancients to more contemporary subjects. Some very familiar faces can be seen mingling with crowds of eager history enthusiasts, as they join us to give talks, or take part in discussions.
We will be showcasing a wide variety of historical periods with our living historians will be demonstrating a number of activities, from skills at arms through to historic cookery techniques and recipes.
There can be few better places to watch wonderful historic aircraft than against the beautiful backdrop of our Festival.
Running alongside the main Festival, the Schools Festival sees thousands of pupils from primary school to sixth formers visit the festival during the week on special days dedicated to different year groups.