Folkingham Medieval Festival September 2021

We have endeavoured to provide events that we believe are relatively Covid secure and will allow an element of social distancing, however Government Guidelines may change at any time so we can take no responsibility if events are cancelled at short notice


Saturday September 11th, Sunday September 12th, Sunday September 19th.

A free entrance event spanning three days to coincide with the Heritage Open Days. The theme of this year's event is Voices of Lincolnshire; Stories Unheard.

The event is a collaboration between all the local history groups in the Wapentake. Folkingham History Group, Pickworth Local History Group, Springwells Heritage Group, Bourne History Group, and ourselves.

We have laid on a fantastic series of free events and activities for all ages, there will truly be something for everyone.

Sunday September 19th 2021

11.00 am - 5.00 pm

A free to enter heritage extravaganza set over 3 wonderful venues in Folkingham Village with something for everyone!

Heritage craft demonstrations during the day will be based in the leafy setting of the millennium green. Blacksmith, basket weaving, weaving and spinning, and pottery are just some of the crafts showcased. In the auditorium space will be a series of folk plays performed throughout the day.

On the castle site watch the Knights of Skirbeck recreating medieval life, or watch Hereward the Wake slaughtering the Normans.

In the village hall there will be a series of free lectures by local speakers on a variety of topics: our local castles, Knights Templar, Vikings, local folk traditions, as well as displays of local photography from the early 20th Century.

Around the village will be dancers, buskers and entertainers. There will be an onsite bar and catering outlets.

It’s party time!

Saturday September 11th

11.00 am - 5.00 pm

An exhibition of Local History in Folkingham Village Hall

Exhibitions by Folkingham History Group uncovering the fascinating history of Folkingham and the surrounding area through the ages, Slide show by eminent local historian Brian Lawrence, selection of oral histories and old photographs, children's games, refreshments, book signing, curated walks around the wonderful Georgian village of Folkingham

Sunday September 12th

Start at Folkingham Village Hall at 10.30 am finish approx. 4.00pm

A walk to the fascinating Sempringham Priory with a talk at the Priory on the Gilbertines, St Andrews Church, and the last princess of Wales

We have procured an extremely interesting speaker who has a wealth of knowledge on the subject of the Priory, the home of the Gilbertines, the only English monastic order, and a trend setter in more ways than one.

Please be aware that the weather conditions may have been inclement in the days before the walk, and whilst the route keeps to designated paths some sections may be muddy or overgrown.

The walk is free of charge, but booking is essential as places at the church will be limited. To secure a place either email or call 07962 191319