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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Prairie Paladin Medieval Market and Faire
Date and time
The Bowl, University of Saskatchewan
Offered in English.
The Museum of Antiquities will be transporting the Bowl at the University of Saskatchewan back in time! This event will consist of medieval and Viking combat demonstrations, music and dance performances, artisanal demonstrations, interactive crafts, displays and a medieval market. The kids will also have a great time in their very own magical fairy garden where they will enjoy games, fairy-tales, and various thematic activities such as crafts, jousting, and taking pictures in the photo-op area.
The Prairie Paladin Medieval Market and Faire is made possible by amazing local vendors, artisans, and performers who showcase their talents which are sure to impress any medieval fanatic. Along with the local talent, the Society for Creative Anachronism will be demonstrating calligraphy, fighting techniques, leather stamping, crafts, an arts and sciences display, music, and games. Meanwhile, the Vatnheim Vikings will be demonstrating the daily lives of medieval Europeans including food preparation, combat demonstrations, tablet weaving, armor and blacksmithing displays.
In addition to medieval Europe, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society will be demonstrating what life was like in Canada during the medieval era. Immerse yourself in Saskatchewan history with interactive activities like flint knapping! In addition to local history, take a look at medieval science. The Museum of Natural Sciences will be joining the festivities with hands-on activities that showcase medieval science like creating pigments from minerals, and Fibonacci's contributions to math.
A newcomer to the medieval market is historical reenactor Kevin Hicks. Kevin will be demonstrating a medieval surgery, and showing off weaponry while beguiling you with historic tales.
There is a little something for everyone at the Prairie Paladin Medieval Market and Faire. Come on down, bring the kids, learn a little something, and have a blast!
Museum of Antiquities
The Museum of Antiquities features a collection of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture in full-scale replica. The collection also includes original pottery, glass and Roman coinage. The Museum of Antiquities on the University of Saskatchewan campus offers a rare opportunity for anyone interested in art or antiquity.
Our organization's mission for this festival and for Culture Days is to create a medieval festival that will generate awareness of past cultures that still influence the world today, including not only medieval European culture, but also the First Nations cultures of Saskatchewan.