By Cailey Rizzo
August 16, 2017
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HBO Game of Thrones Stark Family Jon Snow Winterfell Festival Northern Ireland
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Much to the dismay of fans, season seven of “Game of Thrones” will end on August 27. However, winter doesn’t have to stop coming.

About one month after this season’s finale, a castle in Northern Ireland will transform into Winterfell Castle for a one-day celebration of all things GoT.

Castle Ward National Trust near Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Winterfell Festival Game of Thrones
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Castle Ward in Northern Ireland will host the Winterfell Festival on September 24. On that day, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the House of Stark with jousting shows, archery demonstrations and falconry displays. There will also be jesters on the ground, along with medieval fare like roast hog and locally-made cider.

The day-long festival opens with the King’s Tournament Games, when competitors from a historical reproduction company will perform. Visitors will be able to meet Boyd Rankin — who played Mikken, the blacksmith at Winterfell — as he presents weapons he forged for the show. Two Direwolves from the family Stark will also be on the castle grounds. Actors will recreate scenes from “A Song of Fire and Ice” and visitors can dress up to take a green screen photograph in the Winterfell Courtyard.

Winterfell Festival Northern Ireland Game of Thrones
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Tickets to the festival cost about $29 (£22.50) for adults and $13 (£10) for children ages 10 to 16. Admission is free for children younger than 10.

Although the castle only appeared in the series until season two (when it was burned down), it still remains popular with fans. One employee at the Castle Ward estimates that they receive more than 2,500 fans every month. Tickets to the festival are expected to sell out.

Game of Thrones tourists take photographs of one another as they visit a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges in Belfast, Northern Ireland Winterfell Festival National Trust
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After visiting the castle, “Game of Thrones” fans can continue through tours of Spain, Iceland and Croatia to visit some of the series’ most popular filming locations.