Living History Demo at Farmingdale

Hosted by Canton of Lions End - Farmingdale, NY

Event date: June 1st, 2024

Event Last Modified: April 15th, 2024

Event details

We've received an invitation to participate in an all-day showcase of medieval arts, crafts, and combat, on June 1.  2024.  June 8th is the rain date.  Farmingdale Village is excited to host us, offering the Village Green as our stage to demonstrate our talents to the local community.  They'll promote the event within the school system and invite residents from nearby areas. 
We will be part of a larger craft fair that will be on Main Street, Farmingdale.  This is a large event for the area, as it shuts down Main Street.
Fighters and fencers are encouraged to demonstrate their prowess and showcase their impressive armor. 
Artisans of all kinds are urged to exhibit their creations and offer hands-on experiences for all.  If you a demonstrating a craft/skill please contact Lady Jóra Úlfsdóttir at  Please send a brief description of what you intend to teach/display (and when, if it's not ongoing, you would be most comfortable teaching/displaying you craft).
Musicians, Bards & Dancers are welcome!!  We have use of the Green's large gazebo (old style band stand) for performances.
We will have the Provincial Green & White Pavilion (20' x 30') for shelter, but pop-ups are also encouraged.  Folding chairs and folding tables may also be provided, but people are highly encouraged to bring their own.

Site Opens: 8am
Site Closes: 6pm

Event Website


Event Location

The Village Green
361 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY  11735
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


The Village Green
361 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735

The Village Green is on the south side of the main firehouse.

By public transportation:  Long Island Rail Road to Farmingdale (Ronkonkoma line).  People can ask in advance to be picked up.  Details are forth coming.  The station is less than a mile away from the site.

From the West:  Best Route to Route 135, Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.  From the LIE or Northern State, take Seaford-Oyster Bay South to Route 24 East (Hempstead Turnpike/Conklin Street).  From the Southern State, take the Seaford-Oyster Bay North to Route 24 East as above.  Take Conklin Street East to Cherry Street and turn right. 
(You will pass Main Street.) Follow directions from the asterisk below.

From the East:  Best route to Route 110.  Take it to Route 24 West (Conklin Street).  Take Conklin Street west to Cherry Street and turn left.  (If you reach Main Street, you've gone too far.)

* Go up Cherry Street.  You will pass St.  Killian's Roman Catholic Church on your right, and their school.  Turn RIGHT into the first right turn, which leads to the back end of the park.  Turn right, go ALL THE WAY AROUND the parking lot and stop near the gazebo, where we will be setting up.  You may park in the lot back across the street, which will be reserved for us.  Parking will be tight, but available.

Registration Fees

If possible, please contact the Event Steward so that we may have a better head count.

There is no feast.  Lions End will be providing some food and beverages (Water, Gatorade) for people helping with the demo.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.  Paper goods and plasticware will be available, though the use of feast gear is encouraged.  Please note that there are no facilities to wash them.
There are MANY pubs/restaurants along Main St,., and there will be food vendors as well.

Make Checks Payable to: No reservations are required

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Alexander (Alec) MacLachlan
(m.k.a.  Brett Kessler)
Cell:  631-428-7492 (No calls after 10pm)
Texting is OK.
Please list Lions End Demo in the subject line

Send Reservations to:

If possible, please contact the Event Steward so that we may have a better head count.

Other Contact Information:

Merchants are welcome!!!  You can vend at this demo, as long as you are also displaying your craft as "hands on".
Please contact Lady Jóra Úlfsdóttir at, along with a brief description of what you intend to be display/sell.