Abbey Medieval Festival 2019
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This year marks the 30th anniversary for Caboolture’s Abbey Medieval Festival, the annual medieval experience for families and Westeros junkies alike.
The most recognised attraction is the Tournament Weekend on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July with a variety of medieval battle-style tournaments including, archery, jousting, Turkish oil wresting, sword fighting and more.
Each day, the Abbey Medieval Tournament, opens its gates at 9.00am and welcomes you to witness the Grand Parade where more than 500 knights, warriors, ladies, and their retainers present themselves to the crowd as the Master of Ceremonies summons the knights to take part in chivalrous combat for honour and courage
In 2019 the Abbey Medieval Festival will hold the Medieval Banquet on Saturday 29th June and Saturday 6th July, with live entertainment and a grand medieval feast.
The feasting begins with authentic medieval food served in two removes (courses) followed by an issue (final course). The food is plentiful with vegetarian and gluten free options available. Guests will enjoy a complimentary mulled wine, and the option to purchase a range of additional medieval beverages. The costumes are spectacular, though dressing up is not mandatory for attendees.
The popular Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun week runs Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July.
Kids Dig It! is designed for kids to engage in fun, educational activities aimed to teach about life during the Medieval Era in an exciting, interactive way. Children are able to try their hands at archery, participate in an archaeological dig and create unique medieval themed arts and crafts. Activities are aimed at various age groups and cater to all skill levels.
The festival has grown in popularity, size and events over the years. The first Abbey Medieval Festival was held next to St Michael’s church and had just 300 re-enactors and attendees compared to last year which was held in the dedicated Abbeystowe site with almost 25, 000 re-enactors and attendees.
The Abbey Medieval Festival is hosted by the Abbey Museum, which holds one of Australia’s premier collections of fine art and antiquity. Proceeds from the festival help to maintain the collection, which includes 500,000 years of human history.
There is a lot more to Abbey Medieval Festival, for all the details and ticketing visit www.abbeymedievalfestival.com
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