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Days of Yore 2020 at Rosebud Park in Didsbury Alberta
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PLEASE NOTE: All information on the website is for the 2019 event.
Volunteers are preparing for 2020 and will update information as soon as confirmed.
Any questions, phone/text 403-335-9445.

Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat!

STEP BACK IN TIME and visit with costumed (and sometimes armed) performers representing 9th C Scandinavia, 11th Century England, 18th Century England, 19th Century Canada, and 20th Century Germany.

You'll "Stroll Through the Ages" in our reenactment village with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group, Victorian Society of Alberta, Edmonton House Brigade, Yankee Valley Yankees, 10th Battalion (CEF) Commemorative Association (WWI), WWII First Special Service Force Reenactors, and the Prairie Motor Brigade!

Download our poster and hang it on your bulletin board or fridge at home.Battles throughout the day, music with pipers and fifers, sing-a-longs, storytelling - and did we say - BIG CANNONS?!!

And there's more! You can shop in our Artisan Alley seeing heritage arts and traditional crafts in keeping with the character of this festival.

NEW FOR 2019! - Medieval castles were mysterious places and oftentimes they had a maze. Horses in the Middle Ages were used by knights as they trained for battle. We have combined both at Days of Yore, with our new Medieval Stick Pony Maze! Kids get an "I conquered the Stick Pony Maze at Days of Yore" certificate. It'll be "Ahh-mazing"!

We've even got a facepainter who has just a sprinkle of pixie dust in her - with sword and shield balloons as well! Check out all our specials on our Artisan Alley page.

AND AT THE LIBRARY! - Gearing up for Days of Yore, on the afternoon of July 29th, the Didsbury Library is inviting everyone to an afternoon of sipping tea with suffragettes Nellie McClung and Irene Parlby, while learning about The Famous Five and their fight for women's rights! And a little military trivia for you as we head into Days of Yore: In May 1942, Canadian nurses became the first in any Allied country to have officer status!

AND AT THE MUSEUM! - July 31st will be a great day for kids registered for Summer Fun at the Museum. They'll all be making swords so they're ready for the weekend! Special guest speaker will talk to the kids about Days of Yore. Great fun for all!

This is the only festival of its kind - dedicated to historical authenticity, where you can see soldiers from throughout history intermingling with each other - and you! Experience life as a Viking, as one of King Arthur's Knights, as a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, or a commander during one of the World Wars! And for the more delicate, come dressed in your finest and join Queen Victoria's friends in a rousing game of croquet!

Yes, we encourage your family to come dressed up in your favourite period costume and join in on the fun.

Make sure you take in Sunday afternoon's GRAND FINALE MELEE, when everybody tries to be the last man standing!

THIS IS GONNA BE A BLAST!!


Days of Yore Reenactment Festival - Didsbury AB from Olds Institute on Vimeo.

THANKS TO OUR LOCAL CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS!
Zion Thrift Store, Didsbury AG Foods, Didsbury Value Drug Mart
Didsbury Mini Storage, Didsbury Saloon, Windsor Graphics
Mountain View Financial, Unique Stained Glass Works
Front Porch Realty, Top Note Music School, Ultimate Safety Alberta

Please consider these businesses when making your purchasing decisions.

Countdown to Days of Yore
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Days of Yore in Didsbury
August 1 & 2, 2020

11 am - 5 pm Both Days
Gates Open at 10:40 am

2020 TICKETS OPEN IN 2020

If you have any Ticket questions, please call 403-335-9445.

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Our Artisan Alley is full of traditional, heritage arts and crafts.
Central Alberta's Finest

JRRR BBQ features ready to eat Southern Style Smoked Meats and Buffet Catering. Our BBQ is great for easy to prepare meals or hosting a party. All our BBQ comes fully cooked and flash frozen. Just thaw reheat and enjoy.

Rocky Roadz Food Truck is a mobile ice cream truck & mini donut trailer.

Dragons Own Medieval Combat Unit exhibiting at Days of Yore 2018. Photo by Judi Newsome, Roadrunner Photography.

Edmonton House Brigade displayed fur trader life at Days of Yore 2018. Photo by Judi Newsome, Roadrunner Photography.

Victorian lady at Days of Yore 2018. Photo by Judi Newsome, Roadrunner Photography.

Sons of Fenrir Vikings are the highlight with archery battles, swordfights, and camp life at Days of Yore 2018. Photo by Judi Newsome, Roadrunner Photography.

Funds raised go to support the
Mountain View Arts Society
DHS Drama Class
DHS Leadership Group
Didsbury Historical Society
Didsbury Municipal Library
Didsbury Lions Club, Didsbury Elks Lodge
And many arts programs in the community.

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED in Rosebud Park unless they
are service dogs.

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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