"Timeline of History." Taken from the Days of Knights official site.
Although still several months away, I have already begun making preparations to attend the 2018 Days of Knights event in Oak Grove, Kentucky. I had an incredible time last year and learned quite a lot from long-time participants such as Ian LaSpina of Knyght Errant and Tom Biliter of Historically Patterned Mail. The Days of Knights is definitely one of the most anticipated events on my calendar.
I intend to once again take part in the historical encampment as well as the Deed of Arms. Last year I set my pavilion up next to the sizable La Belle Compagnie who portray a medieval household and military company during the Hundred Years War (1337 to 1453). If my new harness from Historic Enterprises is completed in time, I will portray an English man-at-arms at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses (circa 1455). I have a number of other knightly accoutrements commissioned that I similarly hope to have ready for visitors to handle at the event.
October 5-7, 2018
Oak Grove War Memorial Walking Trail Park
105 Walter Garrett Lane
Oak Grove, Kentucky 42262
The Days of Knights is billed as “a public educational event that strives to bring you a historically accurate re-creation of several time periods from the era known as the Middle Ages.” It is also one of the largest medieval living history events in the States, uniting re-enactors from the Viking Era to the early Renaissance. The thing that sets it apart from practically every medieval festival or faire is that all participants are required to meet very specific standards of historical accuracy. For more information or to submit an application to take part in the event, see the Days of Knights official web site.
Select images from last year's event
To read the drama behind last year's event, see Days of Knights 2017.