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 opening soon. 

Please see the Public Security Tent at the Festival to register your weapon upon arrival.

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.

Click below to complete your permit application online ($3 cost), or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office which is located near the entry gates to the Festival site ($5 cost).

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

Due to the fact that over 70% of previous applicants attempt to have the Public Safety Team store their weapons, there will now be a fee for all permits. Online $3 / At Event $5.

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.