Spend Alberta's Heritage Weekend in Didsbury at our Outdoor Living History Museum

Days of Yore 2018 at Rosebud Park in Didsbury Alberta
Reenactors from 2017


Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat!

STEP BACK IN TIME and visit with costumed (and sometimes armed) performers representing 9th C Scandinavia, 11th Century England, 18th Century Scotland, 18th Century England, 19th Century Canada, and 20th Century Germany.

Click here to download and print our Days of Yore poster.  See you there!You'll "Stroll Through the Ages" in our reenactment village with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group, 78th Fraser Highlanders Group, Victorian Society of Alberta, Edmonton House Brigade, Yankee Valley Yankees, 10th Battalion (CEF) Commemorative Association (WWI), WWII First Special Service Force Reenactors, and new for 2018, the Prairie Motor Brigade!

Battles throughout the day, music with pipers and fifers, sing-a-longs, storytelling - and did we say - BIG CANNONS?!!

And there's more! You can shop in our Artisan Alley seeing heritage arts and traditional crafts in keeping with the character of this festival.

This is the only festival of its kind - where you can see soldiers from throughout history intermingling with each other - and you! Experience life as a Viking, as one of King Arthur's Knights, or one of the King's royal Highlanders, a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, or a commander during one of the World Wars! And for the more delicate, come dressed in your finest and join Queen Victoria's friends in a rousing game of croquet!

Yes, we encourage your family to come dressed up in your favourite period costume and join in on the fun.

Make sure you take in Sunday afternoon's GRAND FINALE MELEE, when everybody tries to be the last man standing!


Days of Yore Reenactment Festival - Didsbury AB from Olds Institute on Vimeo.

Countdown to Days of Yore
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Days of Yore in Didsbury
August 4 & 5, 2018

11 am - 5 pm Both Days
Gates Open at 10:40 am


Calgary Pagan Pride Society
Chinook Forge Blacksmithing
Humphrey Copper Jewellery
Good Knights Entertainment
In Bloom Flower Crowns
Khaos Theory Leather
Rocky Mountain Maille
Rustic Ranch Soap & Beauty
Shining Brow Design
Sons of Fenrir
Teresa Wyss Pottery
The Grounding Stone
The Guru Mama Henna
YYC Beeswax & Candle Making
Zoltan Gal Replica Guns

Pigs in a Blanket
Beast & Yeast
Bevvies & Light Snacks
And surprises!

Click here to see photos from the 2017 Days of Yore.

Funds raised go to support the
Mountain View Arts Society
DHS Drama Class
DHS Leadership Group
Didsbury Historical Society
Didsbury Municipal Library
Didsbury Lions Club, Didsbury Elks Lodge
And many arts programs in the community.

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED in Rosebud Park unless they
are service dogs.

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.