Days of Yore 2020 cancelled.  2021 dates are July 31 and August 1.

It is with much dismay that we are cancelling the 2020 edition of Days of Yore. On April 23, 2020, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer, clarified her public health order banning gatherings of more than 15 people to include "all summer". This means that summer events and festivals across Alberta would have to be cancelled - including Days of Yore. In the interest of the health and safety of all Albertans, we will comply with this directive. We now look forward to the 2021 Days of Yore - Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1. Stay safe, stay healthy, and be kind to each other.

Spend Alberta's Heritage Weekend in Didsbury at our Outdoor Living History Museum

Days of Yore 2020 at Rosebud Park in Didsbury Alberta
Reenactors from 2017


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, 20th Century Germany, and modern-day Aboriginal Canada.

You'll "Stroll Through the Ages" in our reenactment village with the Company of Viking Archers, 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, the Prairie Motor Brigade, and Painted Warriors!

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.

Especially for the Kids! 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 Medieval Stick Pony Maze! Kids get an "I conquered the Stick Pony Maze at Days of Yore" certificate. It'll be "Ahh-mazing"!

NEW FOR 2020! - We are very excited to have two new groups at this year's Fest: The Company of Viking Archers will be on hand as a member group of The Vikings Vinland Society. They focus on presenting viking age archery, combat and a living history village of the periods from 793-1066. The other new group we can't wait to see are the Painted Warriors who provide a wide variety of authentic Aboriginal and traditional outdoor programs. You'll be able to step in and immerse yourself completely in the unique and diverse cultures of many First Nations and Métis.

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!


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

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Countdown to Days of Yore
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Days of Yore in Didsbury
July 31 & August 1, 2021

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

MARCH 2021

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

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

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.