The Festival of Heroes goes medieval in Montford April 27

The Festival of Heroes

Press release from Curious Folk:

Curious Folk and the Warriors of Ash collaborate to create another unique offering for the Asheville community. The Festival Of Heroes and Medieval Market will be held on April 27 at the Montford Park Players Amphitheater. By nightfall, the Warriors of Ash will host a Viking Combat Tournament. Additional programming will include The Assemblage of Singing Folk, a Dargorhir Battle hosted by the Wandering Swordsman, a performance and an armoured combat demonstration from the SCA Barony of Hawkwood, a Belegarth Battle hosted by The Valley of Ashes, and a live music performance by Grendel’s Mother.

Lochlan, founder of Warriors of Ash, shared that “Most people dream of battles at some point in their lives. Warriors of Ash resurrect the Warrior archetype from the battlefields of Medieval times and the Dark Ages. The evening portion of Festival of Heroes will showcase a full-contact weapons tournament, from 1v1 dueling to paired combat brawls.”

Warriors of Ash is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization and a Historical European Martial Arts School. They offer training in viking combat for adults and children and their core team participates in HEMA tournaments in the region. For more information, check out

Tom Holladay of Curious Folk: “We are particularly proud that most of our past events and all of our upcoming events are free to attend, because we believe everyone should have access to entertainment and inspiration!”

Curious Folk events are intended to provide the community with free, exciting and interactive experiences that feature live demonstrations and viking combat tournaments. These events also offer artisans, musicians, entertainers and HEMA schools a chance to share their gifts with the community. For more information about the event, check out Festival of Heroes on Facebook!

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