Come to Chesterfield town centre on Tuesday 24 July and meet a dragon!

Epico the Red Dragon is the biggest, brightest and most beautiful creature you’ve ever seen – and would you dare tell him you disagree?

The dragon, and his friend Sir Aurelious Jones, are here for Chesterfield’s Medieval Market.  Join us as we step back in time to the Middle Ages.

Keep an eye out for King John, who granted Chesterfield’s Market Charter more than 800 years ago, as he strolls among the stalls.  Medieval stallholders will be selling all manner of things – from home made cakes and preserves to books, plants and bric-a-brac.  Try your luck at games of chance or knock a ‘villain’ off the ducking stool.

Visit the Medieval encampment in the grounds of the town’s famous ‘Crooked Spire’ Church where you can see knights and ladies, meet a Master Archer and watch fights and skirmishes. Take time out to climb the Tower for a close-up look at the Spire and a panoramic view of all the fantastic festivities in the Market, and the fun fair in New Square.

Call on the Court Jester who will provide a wealth of laughter and entertainment, and meet the Medieval Beggars – can you spare them a groat, a turnip, a smile?  Then there’s ‘The Miller’s Tale’ – one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales given a comic twist and brought up to date with the songs of Bob Dylan.  We guarantee that you won’t have seen anything like it before!

Call in at the Museum to find out about Medieval medicine, was it really as bad as you thought?

With all this – and more! – the only thing the Medieval Market hasn’t got is a dull moment.  So come to Chesterfield on Tuesday 24 July and prepare to be transported back to the Middle Ages and, at the same time, help the charities taking part in the day to raise much needed funds.

For more information about the Medieval Market contact the Visitor Information Centre Tel: 01246 345777/8.


Further information from: Alyson Barnes

Tourist Information Centre

Rykneld Square


Tel: 01246 345775


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