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.  See the weapon permit link below.


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

Costuming and Accessories:

Make Your Own Medieval, Esford Swords and Armory, Medieval Fight Club, Historical Enterprises (USA), Revival Clothing (USA).

Costume Makers:

Lady Carberry Creations, Fayre Ware by Audrey Dickson, Kats Hats (UK),

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, Textile Artist Badge

Weapon Permits

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, or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office which is located near the entry gates to the Festival site.