Immerse Yourself

The Abbey Medieval Festival encourages visitors who want to truly immerse themselves in the medieval experience to wear a medieval costume.

You can become part of our Festival’s story by wearing historically appropriate medieval garb or your own fantastical creation.

If you want to include a sword or other weapon as part of your costume, you will need to obtain a weapons permit online or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office at the event.

Here are some suppliers for medieval-inspired garments and costumes to help get you started:

Create your Own

If you want to get more involved in making your costume, there are a large number of tutorials and how to guides online. A couple we personally recommend are:

Reconstructing History, Rosalie’s Medieval Woman, Lulus – Sewing Patterns and Guides

Weapon Permits

Online weapon permit applications are now open. 

Online applications close at 17:00 (5:00 PM) on 28th June 2024

All Festival patrons planning to bring a weapon as part of their costume (including those made of foam) must apply for a non-re-enactor’s weapons permit.

Report to the Sheriff’s office which is located near the entry gates to the Festival site ($7.50 cost).

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this application DOES NOT guarantee that you will be granted a permit.

Due to the fact that over 80% of previous applicants attempt to have the Public Safety Team store their weapons, there will now be a fee for all permits.
At Event $7.50.

This fee will allow unlimited access to the “cloak-room” for your weapon(s). Weapon permits close 1 week before the Festival so don’t delay your application. [Applications closed. Please apply directly]