Medieval Fair in Ljubljana, May 20

The most popular Slovenia’s Medieval Festivals.

 The forthcoming Medieval Fair (20 May 2012), conceived as an open-air living history event, will try to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere in the midst of Ljubljana Old Town. Stalls at the fair will be selling medieval objects, food and drinks.

The fair will be accompanied by demonstrations of medieval handicraft techniques and nowadays unusual practices such as bloodletting using leeches, medieval dentistry, torture, etc. Accompanying events will also include creative workshops offering visitors an opportunity to try their hand at various handicrafts, and a theatre show featuring medieval buffoons.

Last year Ljubljana’s centre travelled back in time during the weekend, transforming into the Roman settlement Emona on Saturday and the Medieval town on Sunday. Visitors were able to listen to Medieval and Renaissance music, see a replica of a Roman amber wagon  (aka carruca) guarded by legionnaires and visit a Medieval fair.

Musica cubicularis were performing on an original positive organ from 1743, which is held at the Medobcinski muzej Kamnik museum, while Rodenkirchen performed a programme he had prepared based on Medieval writings about a rat-catching pied piper.

Source: The Official Travel Guide by Slovenian Tourist Board

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