by Lisa Schauer
Joseph Hancock Jr. Primitive Park was the scene for the annual Hancock “Medieval Days event held on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.
Troupes of historical reenactors engaged with the public, demonstrating what life was like in Europe from the ninth century until the Renaissance.
Costumed merchants, traders, knights, and ladies set up camp, gave speeches and sword fights, knit wool, and prepared food in authentic fashion, as visitors and locals looked on and asked questions.
“It’s fun,” exclaimed Krag Buck of Hampstead, who comes to Hancock
Medieval Days every year with daughter Bri, 17, to set up an early Medieval trade camp.
“See you next year,” Buck called out, as a curious family approached the camp, and he continued in his wanderer character.
Bright fall weather shone down on the history campers and visitors who stopped to step back in time for a while.