The town’s very own Medieval landmarks, the Priory Church and gatehouse, served as the perfect historical backdrop for the event, which was attended by hundreds of Bassetlaw residents.
Visitors young and old were entertained by a fancy dress competition, have-a-go archery and a “Living History” food display, as well as the opportunity to make their own bee’s wax candle.
Visitors were also shown how to play Medieval board games and enjoyed picnics and ice-creams in the sunshine as temperatures peaked at more than 15C.
The main tournament kicked off later in the afternoon and saw knights fight sword against sword in a battle of good over evil while the crowds jeered them on.
The Escafield Medieval Society will return to the Priory Church for next year’s national day.
You can find out more about their events at http://escafeld.org.uk/newsite.