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The Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend

July 14. 2019

8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Step back in time at Australia’s biggest medieval festival and have fun in Abbeystown where you will find jousting battles, archery, medieval music, street performers, medieval markets and much more.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the Festival is the Medieval Tournament. Over 2 days, families will be treated to a wide range of medieval entertainment. Each day will begin with an opening ceremony with more than 500 knights, warriors, ladies and their retainers presenting themselves to the crowd as the magnificent Master of Ceremonies, Blair Martin, summons the knights to take part in chivalrous combat for honour and courage.

After the ceremony concludes families can wander through the 60+ stalls at an authentic medieval market, enjoy medieval food, take part in a medieval dance workshop and shoot an arrow in the archery competition. The streets will be lined with street performers who will entertain the crowds with  medieval theatre and games, including jugglers, puppetry and costume parades throughout the day while harpists, lutenists and other musicians will be strolling about entertaining the crowds.

Turkish Oil Wrestling is a crowd pleaser with men going head to head in the ancient sport of Turkish Oil wrestling, which as the name suggests, sees men wrestle while covered in oil. Taking it up a notch from the wrestling, the historical combat displays are a must see and feature armoured combats feature different fighting styles, tourneys, melees and individual combats, including Viking, Dark Age, High Middle Ages and Byzantine warriors, German landsknechts (mercenaries), Turkish Janissaries and exquisite Renaissance swordsmen.

The most popular event during the weekend drawing the biggest crowds would be the Jousting Championships. This year, these events are included in your ticket so make sure you check it out so you can experience the atmosphere and thrill of the battle. This year there will be some amazing jousters who will vie to be the best jouster of 2019!

The Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend

  • When: 13 & 14 July, 8.45am – 5pm
  • Where:  Abbeystowe, The Abbey Museum, 1-63 The Abbey Pl, Caboolture QLD 4510.
  • Cost: Adult Day: $42, Concession Day: $30, Children Day (5 – 15yrs): $ 19, Family Day: $95, Adult Weekend: $53, Concession Weekend: $37, Children Weekend (5 – 515yrs): $26, Family Weekend : $109. Kids under 5 are FREE. Please note- these are at the gate prices- if you purchase your tickets online, early bird prices are available and pre-purchased tickets are cheaper. 
  • Who: Brisbane Families who love history!

For more information visit https://abbeymedievalfestival.com/

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected]

Venue

The Abbey Museum
1 - 63 Abbey Place,
Caboolture,Queensland4510Australia

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

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