Evesham will take a trip back in time as medieval music, battle re-enactments and more than 100 stalls fill the town.

The Medieval Market arrives in Evesham this weekend, looking to raise money for the popular Battle of Evesham festival later in the summer.

As well as all the fun activities for visitors to enjoy, the market offers a chance for more than 30 community groups to showcase what they do, with a special exhibition in St Lawrence’s Church.

Organisers of the event said: “The past couple of years have been difficult for most of us, as everyone will probably agree.

“However, it has been a particularly difficult time for our local charities and community groups who do so much to support the people of Evesham and The Vale.

“For the most part, they haven’t been allowed to hold their regular activities and nor have they been able to run the usual fundraising events, which are their lifeblood and help to seek out new volunteers from the local community.

“That’s why the organisers of the Battle of Evesham came up with the idea of providing a showcase for them at next weekend’s Evesham Mediaeval Market Weekend, a free to enter, fun fund-raising event to support the main festival in August.”

Evesham Journal: Map of the Evesham Medieval MarketMap of the Evesham Medieval Market

Outside the church, Abbey Park will be filled with activities for all ages.

A living history camp takes centre stage, offering a chance for marketgoers to learn about Medieval life, including topics such as medicine, coin making and the history of dogs.

For those looking for a little more action, a battle arena will play host to several re-enactments throughout the weekend with demonstrations spanning each century of the High Medieval period, from Vikings through to the War of the Roses.

Children will be able to hear tales full of facts about Evesham, the Abbey and Lady Godiva, every hour from 11am to 4pm in the Abbey Cloisters.

There will also be live medieval minstrel musicians and acapella singers as well as a medieval dance troupe on the Sunday.

On top of this, there will be 130 stalls to browse, selling everything from craft gifts to medieval weaponry.

The free to enter event takes place on Saturday May 21 and Sunday 22 with the main market held on the grounds of St Lawrence’s Church and Abbey Park.

There will also be a smaller ‘artisan market’ in Market Square.