The International Medieval Combat Federation, (IMCF) is a global historical full contact sport fighting revival movement, in which combatants use historically accurate reproduction medieval and early modern armour and blunted weapons to engage in competitive fights according to authentic historical tournament rules.
The World Championships are held annually and attract competitors from across the globe including Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Russia, Japan and Europe. This event is the largest ever event of its type to take place in the UK.
The battles take place in a traditional arena which is called a 'List’ and range from one on one fights up to fights between 2 teams of 16.
Throughout the day you will be able to wander through the medieval encampment and chat with the officials and some of the fighters. There will be additional entertainment, a range of food outlets serving delicious street food, traditional medieval retail stalls along with stalls selling replica and toy swords, helmets and figurines.
Gates open for parking at 9.00am with battles running from 10.00am - 6.00pm and gates close at 8.00pm.