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August is traditionally a harvesting month: ripened crops are gather in; grains are made into tasty foods and beverages and the Crannog farmers plough the soil.
The Celts are Coming celebrates prehistoric life and is held over 2 days at The Scottish Crannog Centre's site at Kenmore. The event features the A-list of prehistoric experts.
Here are some of the demonstrators already confirmed to join us for this amazing weekend.
Come and experience a Viking re-enactment at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - fun for all the family.
Meet members of Jorvik Vikingr as they occupy the Village and show us their daily life and skills. Listen to their stories and sagas, enjoy craft demonstrations and maybe even have a chance to see their weapons and find out about more about Viking combat skills!
First into battle and last out, the 95th, heroes of the Peninsular War.
Meet the 95th Rifles when they are camped at West Stow and find out how our Baker rifles beat Napoleon.
You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a Baker rifle. Drill and firing displays help bring our past to life.
Join us for the finale of our Summer of Science & Sorcery as we celebrate all things beer, bread and bees! Try homebrewed nettle beer, grinding wheat for flour, learn about early wheats, taste local honey mead, bake bread in our oven and over the fire, watch a beekeeping demonstration and try local beers.
As part of the Festival of Archaeology held each year by the Council for British Archaeology, we have a range of archaeological and outdoor activities for all the family to take part in. Learn how our ancestors lived with a range of hands-on activities.
Join us in the roundhouse enclosure from 2pm to celebrate all things fairy! Dressing up is encouraged and little fairies (and elves, imps or other mythical creatures) can enjoy creating a magic wand to take home, make a head wreath, and have beautiful face paints ready for an audience with the fairy queen where they can make a wish.