Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Tudor Hiring Fair

23-25 Aug 14

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Meet the Wise Woman, candle maker, maid, Tudor fool and others as they look for harvest work at our traditional Tudor Hiring Fair. Talk to the workers and decide who you'd hire, then browse a range of Tudor stalls at the Harvest Fair market.

Try your hand at candle making, finger braiding and other Tudor crafts, and see demonstrations including stone masonry and spinning and weaving with the Stratford Spinners and Weavers Guild.

Sample Tudor ales and mead at the Harvest Bar (provided by the Fleece Inn), and test your skills at the Archery Range (additional charges apply).

10.00 Horse taken in (Falconer’s Field)
11.00 Working animal display (Falconer’s Field)
11.30 Falconry (Falconer’s Field)
12.30 Castle Small puppet theatre presents ‘The Noisy Knight’ (Harvest Barn)
1.00 Tudor Fool School* (Falconer's Field)
1.30 Falconry (Falconer’s Field)
2.00 Castle Small puppet theatre presents ‘The Noisy Knight’ (Harvest Barn)
3.00 Tudor Fool School* (Falconer's Field)
3.30 Falconry (Falconer’s Field)
4.00 Milking of the goat (Goat Hovel)

*Tudor Fool School - Sun 24 and Mon 25 only
Enrol in the Tudor Fool School! Have a go at juggling & plate spinning with our Tudor Fool – Falconer’s Field (if poor weather will be moved to the Great Barn)

Normal admission applies, so valid ticket holders can come along for free!