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Days of Yore is an outdoor living history festival entertaining and educating the public to cultural traditions, lifestyles, and activities of bygone eras through authentic representation of those times.

You'll "Stroll Through the Ages" in our living history village with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group, Victorian Society of Alberta, Edmonton House Brigade, Yankee Valley Yankees, 10th Battalion (CEF) Commemorative Association (WWI), WWII First Special Service Force Reenactors, and the Prairie Motor Brigade!

TICKETS
PURCHASE ONLINE IN THE SPRING

Tickets will also be available at the Gate
CASH or ON YOUR PHONE

If you have any Ticket questions,
please call 403-335-9445.

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Days of Yore in Didsbury
August 5 & 6, 2023

11 am - 5 pm Both Days
Gates Open at 10:40 am

By combining historical realism with a touch of fantasy, Dragon's Own Medieval Combat Group provides a show that will thrill and entertain young and old alike. They even use real weapons in battle, relying on extensive training and skills to bring medieval combat and tournament to life! Be entertained at the largest living history festival in Central Alberta!

  • Live Combat Battles & Duels
  • Cultural Life
  • Living History Demos
  • Music & Storytelling
  • Participatory Family Activities
  • Artisan Alley Marketplace

Bring Your Shopping Bag!

The Mountain View Arts Society has been bringing musicians and artists to Didsbury, and showcasing locals since 2011. The 7th edition of Days of Yore takes place August 5 & 6, 2023 in Didsbury Alberta, and we know that our region has an incredible wealth of artistic talent.

Days of Yore features artisans from Mountain View County and the surrounding region, but a very special artist - artisans who specialize in creating heritage arts and traditional crafts in keeping with the character of this festival.

Applications open in the spring of 2023.

Days of Yore does everything it can to promote arts, culture, and heritage in Didsbury and Mountain View County.

The Rosebud Valley Campground is right across the road from the Days of Yore encampments and festival site. Phone: 403-335-8578. The Didsbury Elks Campground is about 5 minutes north of Rosebud Park and the Days of Yore site. Phone: 403-586-3748. Location! Location! Location!

The Days of Yore Fest takes place at Rosebud Park at the east entrance to Didsbury, Alberta just off Secondary Highway 582 (20th Ave).

If your family is planning to spend the weekend in Didsbury, we encourage you to book your campsites at one of these two local campgrounds ASAP.

Rosebud Valley Campground
Didsbury Elks Campground

What makes Days of Yore so special?

Certainly, it's the re-creation of living conditions, lifestyle, use of tools, weapons and day to day activities of the various eras, where living historians interpret and educate the public to visualize the past. It's also authentic re-creation of past events and the cultures and segments of different societies.

But there's more to it. It's the people!

It's the living historians, the artisans, the master of ceremonies, and the storytellers. It's the groundskeepers, the ticket takers, the food vendors, and you, the friends and family and travellers who want to learn and be entertained.

It's people like you who make Days of Yore such a memorable event!

It's more than just the battles and the demonstrations, the artists and the stories, it's all the people who make Days of Yore THE event of the festival season!

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Joel Windsor. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Buy-Low Food Store in Didsbury is located in Shantz Village at 900 Shantz Drive. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. Logo designed by Lyle Schulz.
© MOUNTAIN VIEW ARTS SOCIETY In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations.
We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.
Finally, we acknowledge all Nations, indigenous and non, who live, work and play and help us steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory.
This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation.
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