Medieval Festival offers fun and education at New York's Cloisters

The Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation sponsors a yearly Medieval Festival at the Cloisters museum of medieval art located in Fort Tryon Park near the northern end of Manhattan Island, complete with jousting, falconry, pageants and feasts.

The festival takes place in late September. The organization's website includes a wealth of information on the festival as well as sources for medieval clothing, and brief descriptions of those who might have peopled a medieval town.