Loxwood Joust

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Two weekends of mediaeval mayhem!
4, 5, 11 & 12  August 2018. 10am-6pm daily.

Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family!


Take a look at our Instagram feed to see Loxwood Joust in all its glory



The hazy sun lays shadows lithe and long across a midsummer meadow. People gather to wait and watch, idly feasting on roasted hog and ale. Suddenly, the laughter and chatter is silenced by the thunder of hooves and the furious snorting of horses. The air is pierced by the screech of battle cry and the clashing of sword upon sword…


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The Loxwood Joust takes place in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

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Learning Zones

Learning Zones are fun, interactive talks that take place around the festival. Get your taste buds tingling with some mediaeval recipes, and find out about crime and punishment in the middle ages from The Executioner.

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New For 2018

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Blacksmithing Workshops

Looking to have a banging time this summer? You’re in luck, as this year we welcome Brighton-based Odyssey Blacksmiths to the Loxwood Joust. Founder James Nye will offer one-hour workshops giving you the chance to design, shape and forge your own mediaeval (or modern) creation in shiny steel or copper. Or if you prefer watching metal to hitting it, James will hold a number of shows throughout the weekend demonstrating the most impressive and beautiful techniques that developed in metalwork throughout history. Over 16’s only. More info with how to book coming soon!

Loxwood Joust Videos

Feast your eyes on BATTLES! MERRIMENT!… and coverage of previous year’s events.

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Tickets for 2018

Save money with Early Bird tickets! Adult £12, Child (4-14) £6. Gate prices £16 and £8.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Here’s what others are saying about the Loxwood Joust

“What a fantastic day, my boy has not stopped talking about it since he woke up.
Definitely going next year.” MP

“Just got home, we had an amazing day! Kids said it was the best day ever, even better than Disneyland!
The jousting was breathtaking! A wicked day had by everyone, thank you!” SH

“Fantastic day. So well organised. The joust, Mediaeval Baebes, the music, the stalls – everything!” TE

“Excellent day out and can’t wait til next year now, money well spent. Has reawakened my young son’s love of knights
and he’s now attempting to recreate a battle with daddy at home!” JG