Game of Thrones-inspired festival coming to Ontario town

The Festival of Thrones takes place June 2-3, 2018 in Blyth, Ont.
Winter is coming June 2-3, 2018, with a new festival in Blyth, Ont. (Helen Sloan/HBO)

The creators behind the Festival of Wizardry, a weekend celebrating the world of Harry Potter, are bringing a Game of Thrones-inspired festival to Blyth, Ont. in Huron County.

The Festival of Thrones is for fans of medieval fantasy, like George R.R. Martin's series-turned-television show Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind.

"Festival goers can enjoy live medieval inspired music from England, Germany, Spain and Scandinavia that will people feel like they are in the Eolian. Experience the jousting talents of Knights of Valour fresh off the fields from Robert's Rebellion and shop in King's Landing with licensed and craft vendors," Nathan Swartz, president of Transfigured Town Inc., in a press release.

Hatchet throwing, archery tag and panels with special guests are also among the events planned.

The festival will take place at local craft beer company Cowbell Brewing Co. from June 2-3, 2018. Tickets range from $35 for a Saturday pass to $75 for a Sunday pass to $150 for a weekend VIP ticket.

This is the second literary-themed festival for Transfigured Town Inc., which has found success with its annual Harry Potter celebration. Tickets for the October 2017 Festival of Wizardry sold out several months in advance. Previously set to take place in Goderich, Ont., the festival was moved to Blyth.

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