Loxwood Joust organisers give update

Organisers of the Loxwood Joust has announced it has had to cancel this year's event.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 12:34 pm
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The medieval event usually takes place at the beginning of August but due to lockdown restrictions it was moved to September 19-20.

In an email it said: "We tried to hold out in the hope that by the 19th and 20th September the outbreak would have calmed down enough so that we could have put on one weekend of medieval mayhem, but due to the ongoing outbreak and government restrictions still in place we feel that we can not safely put on this wonderful festival for you all. Safety for everyone involved is our number one priority and we feel that we cannot put on a great festival that everyone is used to with the current guidelines in place.

"Whilst we are saddened by the news it has given us lots of time to plan even greater things for next years 10th anniversary festival, so watch this space. We will be back next summer bigger and better...."

The event, which takes place in Loxwood near Billingshurst, has a medieval camp, jousting competition and children's arena where they can learn skills such as archery.

Next year it is due to take place on August 7-8 and August 14-15.

For more information and for tickets for next year, visit loxwoodjoust.co.uk

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