HUDSON HEIGHTS — The organizers of Fort Tryon Park’s annual Medieval Festival are looking for a few dames and squires to lend a helping hand at this year’s event.
Now in its 31st year, the Medieval Festival has been attracting crowds of about 60,000 visitors to Fort Tryon Park in recent years.
The festival features knights who joust on horseback, a medieval marketplace and more than 100 costumed performers who juggle, perform traditional music and demonstrate the art of falconry.
The event was started by the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation as a way to attract visitors to the neighborhood.
Volunteers are needed to help with several tasks, including setting up the tent, manning the information booth, directing hay delivery and decorating the sales booths.
This year’s festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those interested in volunteering should contact Martin Collins at email@example.com for more information.