Joust a minute in Levin

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It’s a real pe­riod piece. Levin’s Me­dieval Mar­ket has been held ev­ery Fe­bru­ary for over 20 years. On Satur­day, the Levin Show­grounds will again be­come a me­dieval shire for the day, with mar­ket stalls, a chance to ‘‘shoot the knight’’, ‘‘ye olde wet stocks’’, as well as pa­per sword bat­tles and pil­low joust­ing for ye lit­tle ras­cals and urchins.

Event co­or­di­na­tor Di Traynor says there has al­ways been a strong show­ing by foot sol­diers for the tra­di­tional men at arms re-en­act­ments. This Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 13, the event will also show­case horse troops.

‘‘The Or­der of the Boar’’ from Up­per Hutt and ‘‘Les Che­va­liers’’ from Eke­tahuna will be fight­ing it out in a Cavalry Skill at Arms Tour­ney.

Di says those who en­joy the an­nual Har­court Park joust­ing in Up­per Hutt should be pleased that the Me­dieval Mar­ket plans to make this a reg­u­lar fix­ture in the lead-up to the mar­ket’s 25th an­niver­sary in 2018.

Troubadours, wan­der­ing min­strels and me­dieval middle east­ern mu­sic will com­ple­ment the scene, with ‘men in tights’ and wicked wenches aplenty.

Check the Face­book page Me­dieval Mar­ket Levin. Gates open at 9am, with adults $5 and chil­dren un­der 15 free.

Chil­dren of all ages at Levin’s an­nual Me­dieval Mar­ket en­joy the pa­per sword bat­tle that is a fea­ture of the event.

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