Medieval Festival at Fort Tyron Park

Every year NYC hosts a Medieval Festival in Fort Tyron Park. This is the 33rd year that this festival was held in NYC and the weather was beautiful for a festival. It really is fun to see all of the people show up in costume from this time period or their version of this time period. Just from the reaction of the crowd, I believe the most anticipated event for this festival was the theatrical jousting event. I missed this event 2 years ago when I went to the festival but was able to witness it this year. It was a lot of fun watching the skilled riders perform carousel tricks and “battle” each other. As always it was a treat to watch the horses (one of my favorite creatures) running and trotting in the field. They are majestic and beautiful. 

It was also amazing to get so close to an eagle owl in person. The bird in the pictures is a baby but their kind are one of the largest owls around. It’s wingspan can reach 5ft to 6ft and they are known for those piercing orange eyes of theirs.  It was an enjoyable day, I got to see costumes, jugglers, horses, birds and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Medieval Festival. 

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