The National Trust invites you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland's very own Winterfell Festival.
This one day festival is not to be missed. It's an opportunity to discover the setting of the Stark family home, see first-hand theatrical re-enactments from the fantasy TV series, meet an actor from the show, watch spectacular games unfold in a mystical landscape and enjoy lively music, local food and much more.
Winterfell Festival promises to fully immerse Game of Thrones fans into George R R Martin's mythical world of Westeros. Set within an 820 acre historic demesne on the shores of Strangford Lough, Westeros and Winterfell Festival await you.
Festival gates will open at 11am on 24 September and at 12 noon a fanfare will herald the arrival of the King's procession as he visits House Stark at Winterfell for The King's Tournament Games. Irish Arms, a historical reproduction company, will perform a series of medieval jousting shows on horseback throughout the day. Sword sparring, archery demonstrations, jesters and falcon flights will add to the atmosphere in the tournament ring where visitors will be able to feast on roast hog washed down with local cider.
Amongst the medieval themed stalls, armourer Boyd Rankin, who starred as Mikken in Game of Thrones will showcase a selection of the weapons he forged for the world famous TV series. Special guests will also include two of the original Stark family Direwolf dogs.
Travellers will also be encouraged to walk down the Kingsroad to the Inn at the Crossroads where they can pull up a pew and listen to stories from A Song of Ice and Fire Series One being performed by Footsteps theatrical company, while dining on venison pie and ale.
Winterfell Festival is a ticketed event only, with access to Castle Ward exclusively for Winterfell Festival ticket holders on 24 September. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so make sure to get the date in your diary!
For more information and to book your ticket, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk