By: Monstertje
Date: March 17, 2014

Elfia 2014 is coming!

Spring is here, time to dust of the armors protecting us from the sun, cause with spring comes the time for outdoor festivals. Like every year we open season with Elfia taking place 19, 20 & 21 April 2014 at Castle de Haar, Haarzuilens. This year’s theme is King Arthur & his Knights. As always you can expect a wide range of entertainment, music, workshops, food and of course lots of opportunities to shop. We'll highlight some of the things you can expect and we're sure after reading you'll want to visit yourself.

Elfia 2014

First of we start with a special guest you can meet in the lecture hall, Alexander Valhos. The actor is known for the role of Mordred in the BBC series 'Merlin', he made his entrance as the elder Mordred, replacing the young Asa Butterfield. If you want to meet Alexander, visit the lecture hall on Saturday or Sunday, where he will do signing sessions. If you can't get enough of him, he will also give a lecture about his adventures during the filming of Merlin and you even get the chance to hear his opinion about your costume since he will be one of the judges during the Elfia Costume Parade.

Elfia 2014

Music is a big part of Elfia, it's the finishing touch that gives Elfia it's unique atmosphere. With our love for the more darker side of fantasy, here at slashing through we are looking forward to seeing Trolska Polska. How can we not applaud a band paying tribute to the world of Nordic trolls, elfes, gnomes, fairies etc. Trolska Polska is a band from Denmark and Sweden consisting of 7 playful trolls with loads of energy, convincing its audience that trolls surely are big and scary monsters, but also are joyful beings, from a poetic world of beautiful nature. You can experience Trolska Polska in the chapel where they'll play unplugged.

Elfia 2014

Almost a tradition, is the presence of the Dutch Garrison with a legion of Stormtroopers. With a lot of knights and wizards present at Elfia, chances are the knights will try to take over. The empire won't like that, knights of the round table sounds a lot like the Jedi Order. As we are from the Dark Side, make sure to show your support by visiting their booth. For everyone who hasn't already joined the Dark Side, here you can ask every question you ever had, get more information about the Dutch Garrison and see their awesome costumes. Also be sure to bring along your kids since they have some fun fox hunting going on sometimes. You will find them at the Dark Lane.

Elfia 2014

Some things are clearly evil, everyone knows how to recognize a monster, vampire or werewolf. But witches, they are different. Drag along that ex-girlfriend and bring her to the Witch Scale and let's settle this for once. Strangely, the witches become more common during Elfia, when visiting maybe you'll start to doubt yourself, or want to prove someone wrong that in fact you are not a witch. In both cases, get yourself over to the medieval field and find out, you'll even receive a certificate as proof.

Elfia 2014

Elfia is a very large event which covers every part and aspect of fantasy. There is so much to see, hear, taste and experience. Be part of that experience by wearing your best costume, don't be afraid to go all out! Elfia is also very family friendly, kids and werecats are welcome. Elfia takes place at 19, 20 & 21 April 2014 at Castle de Haar, Haarzuilens, Netherlands.

Please pay attention to their vampire friendly opening hours which give you the opportunity to also visit in the evening if you really want to avoid daylight.

Saturday 19 April 2014: 10:00 - 22:00 hours

Sunday 20 April 2014: 10:00 - 22:00 hours

Monday 21 April 2014: 10:00 - 18:00 hours

for tickets go to this link

Photos by: Edwin van Iersel


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