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The 4th Annual Medieval California Festival is April 13-14, 2019 
At The Kern County Museum Grounds, 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA, 93301.
Gates Open at 10 AM Close at 7 PM

A Family-Friendly Medieval Experience

Come one, come all to the Medieval California Festival in Bakersfield, California. At our festival, you feel as though you have stepped back into medieval times. Our staff is dressed in medieval attire from head to toe as gladiators, merchants, and peasants. This educational and safe environment is a great place for a day of fun-filled family entertainment.

Immerse Yourself In the Culture

No matter what your age, dressing up is always a fun experience. Your participation in dressing up in medieval-style clothing and accessories is highly encouraged by our team. If you do not have the resources to dress up beforehand, our shops offer items such as clothing, swords, and shields.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Our variety of vendors offer festivalgoers a large selection of family-friendly activities, including games, crafts, and jewelry and accessory shops, as well as various dining options. Sit back and enjoy a filling meal while listening to live music and action-packed performances by our team.

It would not be a medieval festival without ale for you to enjoy. Step aside to our full bar and beer garden under a nice shaded area. From rich, flavorful beers to cool, delicious blended drinks, you will feel like you have truly embarked on a journey back in time.

Family with Medieval Attire

Knights of Realm

Tournaments of Champions

Four Knights

World Tournament of Champions: Knights of the Realm is an international theatrical jousting show with a cast of 12 actors/stuntmen utilizing eight horses in a 60’ x 60’ foot castle. The castle contains eight torrents reaching 18 feet high and a stage for the Queen.

Below are some of our action-packed videos!

Kris Colt/ Black Rose

Celtic singer songwriter Kris Colt reveals her past incarnation from the time of her ancestors in Scotland Ireland, England, and Wales as the song bird Black Rose. She is a modern bard, with a lyrical singing style who passionately performs songs of both original and ancient origin .This artist has been on the boards as a performer her entire life in professional musical theatre and especially enjoys her time with her Celtic folk rock act Kris Colt and The Black Rose Band.

Black Rose

Joust Kidding

The medieval band Joust Kidding will be playing medieval music all day long in the food court area. So grab a turkey leg or some other kind of food that you like and a drink and enjoy the bands play.

Joust Kidding Band Members   Joust Kidding   Joust Kidding Set

Mat Greaves of the band Fools and the fae.

A band That plays whimsical musical That combines silliness with good old folk songs, drinks, magic, and songs brought forth by an enhancing fae and a gypsy goblin.

Guitar     Gypsy

The French royal court by ST.Katherines Guild darkwelll castle organization,INC.

Susan Buckmaster and Katherine Coates - Johnson

Tent Our Royal Court    
Midieval The Royal Tent

Under the Black Flag

Under the black flag professional pirate team with their 40 ft pirate ship and crew doing live sword battles and demonstrations in front of the grand stands.

They also offer buccaneer boot-camp pirate training for the kids. 


Black Flag Sword Fight


Fighters Ready

Professional pirate team doing three live sword battles and demonstrations.

Fighters Waiting Fighter Stand Off

The Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation

 They will be doing live fencing demonstrations all day long. Spectators can participate and will be provided with equipment.

Capt. Dogfish Briggins will be located in Medeiviel village, He will be available for pictures, he has custom backdrops and will take your picture with the pirate birds.

The Horsemen of the Judgment Keep

We are so glad that the Horsemen of the Judgment Keep are coming out again this year. They will perform three full-contact medieval battles with the last battle will be a full melee of all the fighters fighting each other. There will be 75 warriors on the field. Just sit in the grandstands and enjoy the show.

The Armored Combat League (ACL)

The armored Combat League (ACL) will be performing 2 live full contact battle shows. They come out on the field with full armor, axes and real swords. It will be a fight to the Finish. So come out grab something to drink and eat get in the grandstands and enjoy the show.