Events

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Every Saturday is Battle at Noon!

Hosted by the town of Irricana

Join us every Saturday for Battle at Noon! This is our reserved training time for new and veteran members to come together. New members learn the foundation of weapon and mounted work while working with our veterans preparing for upcoming events.

Currently Running
MCA - Ground Combat Training
MCA - Mounted Combat Training

Admission - Call or Email for Confrimation 
Admission can be paid online or at the door.
  
When:   Every Saturday
               (Call or Text for confirmation)
Where:  Irricana – Founders Park
               221-225 1 St                  
               Irricana Alberta, T0M 1B0
  
Time:     Saturday – 12 pm – 3 pm (MST)
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May
12-13

Horde at the Hive - 2018

Hosted by the Chinook Honey Company

Travel back in time and experience the fascinating world of Norse culture by taking a trip to our Viking Village for some genuine family fun! Come cheer on epic displays of live-action battle reenactments (kids get to do mock battles too), throughout the weekend.  If you need fortification there will be a food truck with a healthy variety of victuals and tastings of award-winning mead – a sweet fermented beverage made here at the farm with honey that Norsemen termed the “Nectar of the Gods”.
 
Combine your experience with an Apiary or Meadery tour to learn the secrets of honey and mead production. Afterwards visit our Country Store for more unique, local products – and mead of course!

*There is no admission cost for this event*

Date:     May 12-13th 2018
Where:  Chinook Honey Company
               Box 12, Site 14, RR1
               Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A1
Time:     Saturday – 10 am – 5 pm (MST)
               Sunday – 10 am – 5 pm (MST)
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May
18-20

Osoyoos Medieval Faire - 2018

Hosted by the Desert Park Racetrack

Visit the Osoyoos Medieval Faire May 18-20 long weekend where the past is present!

Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 ..... Village Faire and Joust and Event.

Thrill to jousting Knights in full metal armour! Watch mounted competitions in old world games of skill. Village vendors, artisans, wandering entertainers, stilt walker juggler, fire breathers, sword fighting. For guys Axe Monkeys , mechanical bull will add a challenge. Jump'nJax inflatables and stilt walking clinic for kids. Horse and pony rides for all ages. Under the tent a stage for dancers and pub with craft beers by The Cannary Brewery and wines by Adega on 49th Winery offered. In addition live music features Rob'n'Walker and Route 33 bands will add to a family friendly, tourist worthy event. 

Sorry no pets. Agility and service dogs excepted.

Admission
Tickets online $20 each day can be purchased here
At gate $25.
Children 10 and under free.
Tickets can be used either Saturday or Sunday.

Date:     May 18-20th 2018
Where:  Desert Park Racetrack
               Desert Park Grandstand
               3800 Golf Course Drive
               Osoyoos, British Columbia, V0H1V4​
Time:     Friday - 6 pm - 9 pm  
               Saturday – 10 am – 7 pm (MST)
               Sunday – 10 am – 7 pm (MST)
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June
9-10

Summer Skirmish - 2018

Hosted by the Millitary Museums Calgary

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th as 2000 years of warfare comes to life in a weekend of scripted battle re-enactments and demonstrations.

Viking raids, medieval duels, gladiatorial combat, musketry skills and cannonades are some of the demonstrations and exhibitions that will be available. You will be able to interact with all of the participants who will be dressed in period costumes and uniforms that will transport you back to that time in history.

This year visitors will have the opportunity to have their picture taken in the old west, have their fortunes foretold like the commanders of old, or meet a Viking or a Chivalrous Knight. Visitors will be able walk into the camps and chat with soldiers from various eras.

Food trucks will be available on site throughout the weekend.

Admission at the Gate
Admission for the 2018 Summer Skirmish is:

Children and Youth: $2.00
Adults: $5.00
Car Load: $10.00

Monetary donations or contributions to the Veterans Food Bank are always greatly appreciated.

Date:      Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, 2018
Where:  4520 Crowchild Trail SW
               Calgary, Alberta
Time:     9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (MST)
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July
1

Canada Day Celebration - 2018

Hosted by the Town of Irricana

Canada Day Celebrations will be held at Founders Park this year. 

Click HERE to view all the events scheduled for the day.

Admission at the Gate
Admission for the Irricana Canada Day Celebration is:

Date:      Sunday, July 1, 2018
Where:   Founders Park
                221-225 1 St
                Irricana, Alberta, T0M 1B0
Time:      3:00 PM to DUSK (MST)
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Aug
11-12

Brooks Medieval Faire - 2018

Hosted by the City of Brooks

Welcome to the Brooks Medieval Faire! The largest gathering of medieval and historical re-enactment in western Canada!

Artisan Marketplace

Rare and unusual items, hand crafted and lovingly made by skilled Artisans. Find that one-of-a-kind item you have been searching for. Use it for a gift, or keep all the treasures to yourself! Don’t miss out on these unique offerings!

Performers

Magcicians, musicians and dancers…..oh my! Expect the unexpected as entertainers are not only found on the stage, but will be waiting for you in the crowd as you wander the faire!Check out the Performers page!

Would you like to step back in time and learn something about the medieval time period?

Then come on out and be amazed at the knights in armour, swinging swords, or on horseback, jousting. Watch demonstrations of long lost skills and trades. Feel the weight of the helm in your hands and smell the food on the cookfires.

Dress-up and enter our Costume contest for prizes.

Learn about a craft started in medieval times that is still being done today.

Watch a magician or a stilt walker or a fire dance.

Try your hand at our games of Skill & Chance. We are adding a couple of new games this year as well! A prize awaits every Prince and Princess in Kid’s Kingdom!

Admission at the Gate
Admission at the gate is cash only. There is an ATM on the Faire grounds!
We are working on being able to take debit and credit cards at the gate!
We will let you know if/when this is possible.

See site for prices.

Date:      Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, 2018
Where:  Old Rodeo Grounds
               #20 – 7 St. East
               Brooks Alberta
Time:     9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (MST)
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Sep
8

2nd Annual Fall Fair

Hosted by the Town of Irricana
  
Join us in Irricana for the 2nd Annual Fall Fair! Mounted Combat Arts will be participating in the parade along with performing a heavy combat demonstration.
  
Date:      Saturday, September 8, 2018
Where:   Founder's Park Campground
                221-225 1 St
                Irricana, Alberta, T0M 1B0  
Time:      10am-9pm PM (MST)
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Sep
15

Rocking Heart Ranch
Colt Starting Challenge & Sale

Hosted by the Community of Delacour

CRocking Heart Ranch is pleased to announce the trainers for the 2018 Colt Starting Challenge.  We are excited to be working with these amazing trainers from across Western Canada.  They will be picking up their horses from the ranch on June 30th and be spending the summer with them until they come and compete on September 15, 2018 at the Midnight Stadium in Fort Macleod.  

Congratulations to:

Karmin Burton- Drayton Valley, AB
Trevor Mertes- Cochrane, AB
Ali Massie- Fort Steele, BC
Tracy Curran-Medicine Hat, AB
Joel Lybbert-Raymond, AB
Kerry Johnston-Didsbury, AB
Jill Moore-Bentley, AB
Megan Petty-Peers, AB
Lacey Hadford-Irricana, AB (MCA Member)
Wolter Kamp-Long View, AB
Jerri Fletcher-Millicent, AB
Christopher Gray-Wheeler, Rich Valley, AB
Kaitlin Llewelyn (Alt.)- Red Deer AB

The challenge this year will feature our foundation portion which focuses on a good solid start and the top trainer of the year will be awarded based off their performance. In addition, we have added a showmanship element back to challenge or as we refer to it the "WOW" Factor.  This element will provide trainers with the opportunity to show the extras that they have done with the horse.  It will be awarded a separate prize and will not be factored into the overall trainer of the year scoring. 

Plan on attending the event to cheer on your favorite trainer starting at 1 pm on September 15. 

Date:      Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where:   Midnight Stadium
                Crowsnest Hwy, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, T0L 0Z0   
Time:      1:00 PM (MST)
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