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Don't miss this medieval festival with banquets & more
The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology are the hosts for the Abbey Medieval Festival!

The Abbey Medieval Festival is one of Australia's best living history events. It provides festival-attendees with an interesting and immersive experience of the middle ages.

In 2019, it celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, and organisers are expecting a huge crowd of up to 30,000 visitors to converge on Abbeystowe. The festival allows visitors to become engrossed in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of life during the era of 600AD-1600AD.

Visitors come from all over Australia and New Zealand for this event. These include re-enactors, musicians, exhibitors, street performers, and stall holders.

With the medieval re-enactors, there is usually more than a thousand of these. These people will represent different periods in time and regions, and display the traditional skills and crafts associated with their group and era.

At the beginning of this festival, you will partake of banquets and a knighting ceremony. This will then go on into the weekend of "jousting, falconry, feasting, song and dance."

This festival will be on 13th and 14th July 2019 from 8.30 am each morning. It will be held at Abbey Medieval Festival, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture. You can get your tickets at this link. You can buy tickets for the medieval banquet, kids medieval family fun week, and the tournament weekend.

You can witness the knighting ceremony at this free event. The authentic 14th century knighting ceremony is performed in the middle of ancient stained-glass windows and the candlelight of the Abbey Church. This intimate event will be well worth watching.

It will be held on Friday 12th July from 7.30 pm at the Abbey Church and you can read more about it here.

There are several aspects to this tournament. As well as the pageantry, there will be combat, music and dancing at the Abbey Medieval Festival. In all, there will be five exciting festival tournaments.

Over the Festival weekend, re-enactors compete for the chance to be named an Abbey Medieval Festival tournament champion. These five challenges are taken from traditions of the middle ages and they include the following:

Strength and Skill
Turkish Oil Wrestling

The champions are awarded and presented to the audience in the Finale on Sunday afternoon. You can book a weekend pass so you do not miss any of the tournament action over the Tournament Weekend.

You can find out more about each of these tournaments at this site.

There will be more than 40 re-enactment groups from around Australia who will take part in the Abbey Medieval Festival. These groups are intent on re-enacting medieval life from Europe and the near east from the era of 600-1600AD.

These groups spend a great deal of time practising so that the quality of their presentation and performance is accurate and excellent. You will watch as history unfolds with this excellent re-enactment.

You can read about some of the groups doing this at this link.

You can read all about the different banners at this website.

This will be a mouth-watering meal with entertainment and a real atmosphere!

This popular event will be on at St Michael's College on Saturday 29th June and Saturday 6th July 2019. It signifies the beginning of the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Banquet doors to the hall will open at 5:45 pm, and it is requested that you be seated by 6:15 pm for the procession of the High Table.

This banquet is an experience not to be missed, so book now!

For more information about this terrific event, go to their website.
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