This is an original initiative to say the least. On the occasion of the three years of the gourmet restaurant Hors-Champs, the owners of the premises are organizing a medieval festival for the first time from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September. For a meal or a few hours, this restaurant located in Ernage, in the town of Gembloux, invites its visitors to immerse themselves in the heart of the Middle Ages. The idea is to discover the atmosphere of the time by tasting different preparations cooked over a wood fire, snacks and drinks such as mead (fermented drink made from water and honey), cider and hypocras (medieval wine with spices).
Thus the public who will venture into the courtyard of this old farm during this weekend will be welcomed by knights in armor in full combat, that they will come across minstrels there and will have the opportunity to hear fabliaux there. Children can also compete in archery while their parents discover medieval music to the sound of the bagpipes. Families will also be able to glimpse the trades of the time such as glassmakers, candle makers, alchemists and ropemakers through the various workshops on offer. The latter will be held in a camp comprising around ten medieval tents.
Access to the site and all the activities offered is €5 for adults, it’s free for children. It is not necessary to reserve. On Saturday, the site is accessible from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A period banquet, in the form of a dinner show, is also offered at different times of the weekend: Friday September 2 at 7 p.m., Saturday September 3 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday September 4 at 12 p.m. For those interested, you must book as soon as possible via the address: email@example.com. The price (drinks included) is €70 for adults and €35 for children (under 16).
For people who do not wish to sit down for the banquet, light catering will also be offered during the day, alongside the permanent entertainment.