State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
23 June 2017

10th Festival of Early Medieval Сulture “Isaborg” will take place in Izborsk on June 30 – July 2, 2017.  

The organizers of the festival are Izborsk Museum Reserve, Historical reenactment club “Usad’ba” (Pskov) with the support of the Administration of the Pskov Region and Russian Military-Historical Society. For the fourth time “Isaborg” Festival has become the winner of the regional contest for the best war-historical festival and has received a grant for the implementation of the main events of the program. The contest has been held by Russian Military-Historical Society.

120 members of historical reenactment clubs from Pskov, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, Sosnoviy Bor, Zhukovsky, Minsk and Tallinn will take part in the festival.

The program will start on Saturday, July 1 at 11.00 a.m. at Truvor’s Ancient Settlement Site. This year the program focuses again on various crafts. Everyone will be able to not only see the medieval technological processes being recreated but also get a master class in them.

The program includes making clay pots and woodenware, bone and horn carving, weaving, embroidery, knitting and plaiting, forging, cloth dyeing and training in medieval fishing. The guests of the festival will be able to learn to set fire with the use of a fire striker or by friction, play medieval table gambling games.  

“Triquetroum” music band will be performing at the festival. Bagpipes, drums, gusli, tambourine, horn, lively rhythm and fabulous energy.

At 12.00 the work of medieval market will start on the plateau above Gorodischenskoye Lake, entertainment for children will also be organized.

At 14.00 the guests of the festival will be able to see a parade of the participants of the festival and a battle’s reenactment.

The main idea of the festival is to demonstrate the achievements of heroes of the period of Ancient Russian State formation and the Epoch of Vikings.

 Is it possible to fling two spears at once and hit the target? Is it possible to jump high and far wearing medieval chain armor? Is it possible to dodge from a spear, catch it and successfully throw it back? How is it possible to swing the sword so quickly that it looks like three swords? Is it possible to through a spear with the toes of your right foot? Is it possible to take captive a group of warriors by bombarding them with logs? Can three warriors put to flight thirty warriors? Is it possible to tie a big flat stone to oneself, covering your chest and stomach with it and win over eight people? This is not the whole list!

The program on July 1 will end at 17.00 p.m. Everybody is welcome to attend the festival!

Entrance is free.

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