Barnet Medieval Festival is organised by the Barnet Medieval Festival Committee (BMFC), a registered charity formed with the aim of advancing the education of the public in the history of medieval life and warfare, with a focus on the history of the town of Barnet. It took on the role of organising the Festival from the Battle of Barnet Partnership (Barnet Museum, The Barnet Society and The Battlefields Trust), which delivered the Battle of Barnet Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The BMFC’s primary activity is to develop, organize and deliver Barnet Medieval Festival, a historical re-enactment event commemorating the Battle of Barnet - a pivotal event in the War of the Roses.
In addition, the BMFC also expects to mount other events and activities that relate to the anniversary of the battle, which took place on 14 April 1471, and the wider history and heritage of medieval Barnet.
The five trustees have expertise in organisation, event management, history, merchandising and fundraising. They have already run a successful Festival in 2019, despite appalling weather on the first day! Our local patron, Martin Russell, who as Deputy Lord Lieutenant, as well as the incoming Grand Master of the Farriers Company, has been invaluable in developing our links with the City and other supportive organisations.
To raise funds for the Festival, we have launched a range of specially designed merchandise which is available to purchase from our online shop: https://barnet-medieval-festival.sumup.link/
We are grateful to all our participants, visitors and volunteers for their continued support and we look forward to gathering together again.