Annual Medieval Times Faire

October 20, 2023

Location: Smith Plaza (between Zimmerman Library and Humanities) 

Booths, demonstrations, and performances are kindly hosted by our Albuquerque community members.



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All Day Events (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 


Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS), UNM

Information Table

Dr. Michael A. Ryan, History Professor, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

Emily Heimerman, Ph.D. Student in History, Institute for Medieval Studies Graduate Assistant


IMS Outreach Program to the Secondary Schools

Pilgrim Badge Button Making 

Jessie Bonafede, Outreach Fellow, PhD Candidate in English


The ABQ Jackals

Armed Combat Worldwide

Aaron Nestor, Regional Commander for the Southwest

Facebook: Four Corners Armored Combat


Arita Porcelain Discussion, UNM Fine Arts Student Artisans Market

Kathryne Cyman, Professor of Practice, Arita Porcelain Vessels, MA, Art Education

Student Participants: Jade Charles, Peli Eddings,Teli Eddings, Mia Gallegos, Lori Ma, Tina Memarian, Rebecca Shalliker, and Teagan Yan


Medieval Studies Student Association, UNM Chartered Student Organization

Medieval Bake Sale & Merchandise

Ian Martin, M.A. Student in English


Museum Studies GLAM Club,  UNM Chartered Student Organization

Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Kaitlynn Stewart, Club President

Margaret Cowitz, Club Secretary

Instagram: glamclub.unm


Museum Studies Website:


New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

NMSF Education Outreach Program

Rebecca RJ Smith, Executive Director


Medieval Scripts and Bookmaking Practices

IMS Graduate Students

Jessica Cochran, PhD Candidate in History

Ford Peay, MA Student in English


Albuquerque Swords Lab

Affiliate of Historical European Martial Arts Alliance (HEMAA)

Joshua Gilbrech, HEMA Alliance Certified Instructor, Instructor at Arms in Classical Italian Fencing

Sword Experts: Ayden Kakaras and Riggon Robinson


Flower Garlands StationVibes Salon, ABQ Business

Vibes Salon, ABQ Business 

Emily Wafer, Owner of Vibes Salon


Special Timed Events

Demonstrations & Performances


Ancestral Apothecary, ABQ Business

11:00am - 1:00pm

Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, Registered Herbalist

Instagram @curanderxtoolkit


Medieval to Modern Weaving Discussion & Demonstration

11:00am - 1:00pm

Patty Savignac, Weaving Instructor, Sculpture—Material Studies, Department of Art, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico. 


Cantores Festivi, Early Modern Music Performance

11:30am - 12:30pm

“Merry Musicians Making Medieval Music”

Musicians: Gwen Easterday, Lauri Rigler, and Kathy Wimmer


Swords Labs, Cutting Demonstration

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Joshua Gilbrech, HEMA Alliance Certified Instructor, Instructor at Arms in Classical Italian Fencing

Sword Experts: Ayden Kakaras and Riggon Robinson


Quodlibet-ABQ, Early Modern a Cappella Performance

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Choir Director: Julie Smith

Vocalists: Doug Bond, Michelle Frechette, Anita Lewis, Vanessa Pezutti, Anita Reiser, Dennis Vik, Dana Workman, and Oliver Workman

Facebook: Quodlibet-ABQ


New Mexico Shakespeare Festival Wandering Minstrels

Find them amidst the crowd!

Actors: Aleah Montaño, Levi Gore, and Shannon Hayes 


Arts & Crafts Activities

Robin Hood Hat Station, while supplies last

11:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dragon Temporary Tattoos, while supplies last

11:00am - 3:00pm

Dragon Finger-Puppet Station, while supplies last

12:00pm - 1:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm


Medieval Games (Family Friendly)

Catapult Feud, 2-player

Easy Point Ax-Throwing, 2-player

Fireball Monster Lawn Darts, 2-player

Walkable Labyrinth