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

Days of Yore 2019 at Rosebud Park in Didsbury Alberta

Look Who's Coming in 2021!
To be confirmed once the province opens up attendance allowances for special festivals like ours.

Company of Viking Archers | Dragons Own Medieval Combat | Victorian Society | Edmonton House Brigade | Painted Warriors Métis
Yankee Valley Yankees | 10th Battalion WWI | WWII First Special Service Force | Prairie Motor Brigade

The Company of Viking Archers will be in Didsbury battling shooting arrows!You loved the Vikings at all both the Arts Festival and Days of Yore, and this year, we're bringing in a new group, the COMPANY OF VIKING ARCHERS, a viking age historical reenactment group and member group of The Vikings - Vinland Society, based across the continent, and part of The Vikings U.K.

Come to Didsbury on the August long weekend and learn as they dispel myth and mystery about the Viking age and present high quality living history encampments!

Haven't seen them before? Then you're in for a real treat! COVA focuses on demonstrating the archery of the time period - both target and combat - through field displays, crafting and culture.

Their activities are renowned for the high standard of presentation, historical accuracy and attention to detail, and for the scale and impact of their combat displays, as well as for the extensive static displays which present a cross-section of life in the 9th-11th Centuries.

The Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group is a Calgary, Alberta based group of medieval entertainers who seek to provide an enjoyable medieval experience.Step back in time - back to the First Crusade onward (1095 - 1450AD) - back to the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

That's what you'll find when you see the heroic knights of the DRAGONS'S OWN MEDIEVAL COMBAT GROUP.

By combining historical realism with a touch of fantasy, and just a little poetic license, Dragon's Own provides a show that will thrill and entertain young and old alike.

They even use real weapons in battle, relying on extensive training and skills to bring medieval combat and tournament to life!

Keep your eyes out for these fine Knights, Ladies, and a few scoundrels as well!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! - Medieval castles were mysterious places and oftentimes they had a maze. Horses in the Middle Ages were used by knights as they trained for battle. We have combined both at Days of Yore, with our Medieval Stick Pony Maze! Kids get an "I conquered the Stick Pony Maze at Days of Yore" certificate. It'll be "Ahh-mazing"!

Our Tintamareski family was so popular last year, they'll be back. So, remember to bring your camera & pose behind our Tintamareski for a photo-op family memory! There's Queen Elizabeth & her corgi, Prince William & Kate, or a Clan of Vikings in a ship.

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.