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Oma Wolletje

It’s the year is 1513, the early age of discovery, a time of turmoil and war. This is the era in which Oma Wolletje lives.

A family that tries to keep the trade of their late grandfather alive under the guidance of their grandmother.
Alongside her children, sons in law and grandchildren Oma Wolletje works hard to eke out a living. It’s a hard life but, as a family they have a good life.

The sheep are tended to by the little ones. The older children help with spinning, weaving and needle binding the wool. Her sons in law occupy themselves with other trades to support the family. One is a baker and leatherworker, the other is a blacksmith and will meet any request with enthusiasm.

While life is harsh during the winter, they remain a warm and welcoming family that invites everyone to join them around the fire for some warmth. And if they are lucky they just might be able to join in on a simple but delicious home cooked meal.

Studio Epona

This Castlefest Winter Edition, for the very first time, there will be a demonstration in hand poked tattoos. Bianca van der Hulst from Studio Epona will show one of the techniques used to decorate the body before the invention of tattoo machines. By poking small dots in the skin with a needle, also known as dotwork, she creates images that last a life time. The designs she makes are inspired by old Celtic and Norse art on which she gave her own artistic spin. Because this is purely a demonstration, it will not be possible to be tattooed as a visitor of the event. If you are interested in this, you are of course always very welcome to make an appointment in the studio. Please feel free to inquire!

Heeren van Altena

Heeren van Altena ( Lords of Altena) is an early 15th century living history group.

At the Castlefest Winter Edition they will demonstrate several medieval crafts and Historical European Martial Arts. The Knights of Altena will enter any battlefield under the banner of yellow with red salmons.Have you ever wondered how an armor works and how heavy it is? What did our ancestors eat in the 15th century? How did they tailor the most beautiful garments? If so do not be afraid to step into our camp and we will explain and show you.

Jaco Koster

With the Scottish Bagpipe, Jaco Koster will amuse you with many Scottish and Celtic tunes. The music changes throughout the performance; beautiful and touching slow airs to exciting jigs and reels. Many cheerful tunes which will be familiar to the audience will also be played. The music takes you on a journey to the Scottish Highlands and beyond. You will not regret stopping by to listen to this!

Igor’s Goochelsjo: nice and cosy

It’s winter and cold outside. Everybody is sitting closer to the campfire.
Igor joins in and has a special close-up show for the Castlefest Winter Edition. 
He will be walking around the terrain with a table on his back to do shows anywhere all day long.
Come close and enjoy the magic, because laughing is inevitable! 


Kala is a young group of fireperformers from the Netherlands. The group is brought together by a passion for movement, fire and light. Our aspiration is to show our audience something they have never seen before, giving them a new experience which they can bring home together with a smile.

Royal Seahorseriders

The Royal Seahorseriders is a group of friends who know each other from the fantasy scene. We love to share our passion for fantasy, and more specific steampunk with everyone. Steampunk is timeless, but focusses on the industrialization in the second half of the 19th century. It stimulates imagination. Think about all the beautiful stories by Jules Verne. At the Castlefest Winter Edition we present our collection and creations. We also like to tell you everything about steampunk and we invite everyone to join us for several games. For children we offer the Seahorse race, but we also have games where both adults and children can be entertained. Stop by!