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Capdepera Medieval Fair

Bushells and furlongs of fun

Forsooth, if there's on thing I can't resist, it's talking Medieval style and I'll have plenty of chance to do that as I travel back to ye merry olde middle ages when Capdepera holds its extremely popular annual Medieval Fair later this month.

Set to the back drop of a genuine medieval castle we digital folks can get to sample the pre-analogue lifestyle of the middle ages here in Spain when cultures and religions mingled seamlessly and everyone got on famously when the weren't killing or torturing each other.

Here in Capdepera we concentrate on the nice bits of the medieval epoch when everybody could afford a firkin of ale and three scruples of slow roast pork for tea and afterwards clear the boards for an evening's jestering.

From 10 in the morning until late on the 17th, 18th, and 19th May, the streets around Capdepera's centre will be buzzing with the noise of entertainers – acrobats, fire-eaters, stilt walkers, drummers, pipers, and strolling mummers – and the narrow streets will be filled with stalls selling the best of the age – cheeses, lotions, potions, soaps, perfumes, basketware, leather goods (I'm after a new skull cap) and loads of take-away food. Why, you can even buy Medieval Mojitos.

It really is tons of fun and well worth going and if you're staying in the nearby resorts, keep an eye out for the special buses shuttling back and forth.