The Glastonbury Medieval Fayre is to be held at Glastonbury Abbey this Easter despite last year’s stormy weather threatening its future.
The torrential rain and high winds in 2016 threatened to wash out the Fayre permanently after visitor figures plummeted meaning organiser Paul Lawrence had to fund the Fayre from his own pocket.
Paul and staff at Glastonbury Abbey have been working together to reduce the overheads to ensure the event can go ahead.
Paul said: “It was touch and go whether we’d be able to continue with the Fayre but we now have a robust plan in place to ensure we don’t have to remove it from Glastonbury’s calendar. I have been really encouraged by the messages of support I’ve received and we have 11 weeks to sell as many tickets as we can.
“This year’s event will feature jousting, a battle, archery and children’s activities; it really is an event for all the family and provides plenty to do over the Easter weekend.”
James Stone, the abbey’s events manager, said: “The Medieval Fayre is a key event for our calendar and we were really pleased to be able to work with Paul to ensure it goes ahead in 2017. We have been asked when tickets are going on sale and it’s great to be able to say they’re available now.”
The event will take place on the 15 and 16 April and tickets cost £10 per adult, £5.00 for a child (five to 15)/abbey members, £27.50 for a family 2 adults and 2 children and can be bought at www.glastonburyabbeyshop.com