The first ever Nakusp Medieval Days event took place last summer and the organization is hard at work preparing for the upcoming festival July 23 and 24.

Nakusp Medieval Days set to return in July

This marks the second year the festival has taken place in Nakusp.

Step back in time on July 23 and 24 and experience life as it was in the Middle Ages.

This year promises to be bigger and better, according to the Nakusp Medieval Society’s president and event co-ordinator, Daniel Abraham.

“The first Nakusp Medieval Days event in 2015 brought hundreds of new faces to town from all over western North America. After last year, we analyzed feedback and have built an event that will be bigger and better in every way. We are thrilled to have provided local jobs, offered educational content and contributed to the regional economy. With the additions planned for the 2016 event, we are confident our guests will come away with an even more unique and entertaining medieval experience.”

The main feature of the event this year will be live jousting, which promises to be an exciting and interesting addition to this year’s festivities. There is also a tug-of-war contest, and a giant chess board to challenge the intellect. A children’s play tent of activities will engage the young ones.

As well as medieval re-enactment by the Nakusp Medieval Society and the visiting Society for Creative Anachronism participants, the ambiance will be set by a flute-player, a French Canadian musical group and a roaming piper. There will be vendors of medieval and modern wares, food that would typically be offered during medieval times as well as modern fare.

Interested in being a volunteer and a part of the activity and excitement? Contact the Nakusp Medieval Days office in person at the Old Fire Hall by phone at 250-265-3209, or through medivaldays.ca.