A Festival For May

The shire of Camlann Village recreating King Edward III (circa 1376) since 1981.

2015 Dates

2015-05-02 - 2015-05-03 May 02 - May 03
Noon - 5pm


Adults : $10
Seniors (60+) : $6
Youth (6-12) : $6
Kids (0-5) : FREE
Parking : FREE


Booths: 20
Stages: 3
Food: Y
Ale: Y
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Mayday, "somour games", was a popular holiday in the middle ages, a celebration of "Sumer is i-cumen in". Bringyng in the May was the traditional form of this celebration. Young folk and others would venture into the woods before daybreak, or the night before, to gather wild flowers, greenery, and hawthorn boughs. Sometimes the young men would carry back a tree trunk, stripped of its branches, to be redecorated with flowers and long ribbons. Many towns had a year-round Maypole fixed in their village square around which villagers would enjoy dancing, games, contests, choosing a May Queen, and feasting. Come join us in our 13th annual festival of merriment, feasting and the beauty of Spring in the countryside. Medieval clothing is encouraged, but optional. Greens, yellows and a chaplet for your hair are preferred on this occasion.

Camlann is developing a year-round cultural center, a re-creation of a rural village in Somersetshire, southwest England, in the year 1376. No radios, videos, or flash photography. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. May feast 6:00pm each day $40 per person (including admission). Limited smoking areas.

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10320 Kelly Road NE
Carnation, Washington


10320 Kelly Road NE at NE 100th Place, 3 miles N on SR-203, exit Stillwater Hill Road, 1 mile on R.

Faire Rules

Firearms not permitted. Blades must be kept sheathed and peace-tied.
No pets.


Camlann Medieval Association
10320 Kelly Road NE
Carnation, WA 98014-6905
P: 425-788-8624
Vendors: Roger Shell
Performers: Roger Shell