More than 1,000 people enjoy all things dragon at popular festival

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
hosts the fourth annual Dragon Fest.
Sir Aurelious Jones and Epico t

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village hosts the fourth annual Dragon Fest. Sir Aurelious Jones and Epico the Dragon performing for a large audience Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: Andrew Mutimer

More than 1,000 people enjoyed fire breathing, puppet theatre and reenactments at the first day of a popular dragon-themed festival.

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
hosts the
fourth annual Dragon Fest.
Sir Aurelious Jones and Epico

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village hosts the fourth annual Dragon Fest. Sir Aurelious Jones and Epico the Dragon performing for a large audience Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: Andrew Mutimer

Dragon Fest, which is held at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village and Country Park, near Bury St Edmunds, celebrates all things dragon and continues tomorrow from 10am-5pm.

Epico the dragon was back by popular demand and proved very popular along with the Beowulf and Grendel Puppet Theatre.

There is also fire breathing displays, dragon nest building, face painting, archery, children’s craft workshops and a wide range of food and drink and stalls selling dragon-themed products.

Glynis Baxter, heritage officer at West Stow, said: “This is the fourth year we’ve done this and it’s great to see it’s still so popular.

A reenactment taking place at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village during Dragon Fest Picture: ANDREW MUTIM

A reenactment taking place at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village during Dragon Fest Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: Andrew Mutimer


You may also want to watch:


“The weather helped of course, but we had a lot of happy people and everything we put on was well-received.

“We’ve had more than 1,000 people today and are expecting the same tomorrow.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus