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Scenes from the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Home to the Met Cloisters, Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park always has a bit of a feudal flair. Each fall, the park feels even more transported to the Middle Ages with the arrival of the Medieval Festival. The free event, which just celebrated its 35th year, fills the grounds surrounding the Cloisters with entertainment from jousters and jugglers, plus plenty of mead to drink and smoked turkey legs to devour. A perennial highlight of the festival is the abundance of costumed revelers—knights, queens, jesters and maybe even a unicorn. Click through for a look at the fashions and festivities from this year’s edition.