If travelling to Europe to go on one of the many Game of Thrones tours is out of your price range, we have some good news. Westeros is heading west, all the way to a small town in Ontario.
The Festival of Thrones will take place next year in June.
Described as a festival “combining immersive festival and exciting convention,” the Festival of Thrones (inspired by fantasy fiction such as Game of Thrones) will be held in the small town of Blythe, Ontario on June 2 and June 3, 2018.
According to the festival organizers, attendees will get to compete for a spot on top of the Iron Throne. Attendees will start the festival by swearing their allegiance to one house before engaging in a number of competitions and obstacles in hopes of gaining points that will go towards winning the Festival of Thrones’ grand prize. Fans will ‘compete, wager, convince, and participate’ for points in events like archery tag and hatchet throwing, all while surrounded by fellow Game of Thrones enthusiasts.
The event will take place on the 111 acres of the Cowbell Brewing Co., with attendees encouraged to pull “up a throne of swords and prepare [their] drinking horns to be filled with unique private label brews crafted by Cowbell Brewing Co.”
The two-day event will feature six champion challenges, with attendees allowed to watch all six events, although the events have not yet been specified. We’re assuming it’s more like an evening at Medieval Times and less like the battle between The Mountain and Prince Oberyn.
Medieval-inspired music will be provided by entertainers from Europe, while those hoping to take home some Game of Thrones official merchandise and souvenirs can visit King’s Landing to shop, drink, and eat.
The second day of the festival will feature expert panelists and autograph sessions with Game of Thrones actors; names for both events will be released closer to the festival date.