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Abbey Medieval Festival 2018

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by Shirley Peppler (subscribe)
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Come hither, lest you kiss the hare’s foot
Abbey Medieval Festival, festival, family, fun
Abbey Medieval Festival, image courtesy event Facebook page


"Kissing the hare's foot" means "missing out" in Medieval English. Whence or whither thou comest or goest, the 2018 Abbey Medieval Festival, at Caboolture on 14-15 July, is one festival that you don't want to miss out on.

The word "Medieval" brings images to me of crusades and battles with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, the legendary love story of Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere; Abbeys and Castles; and Avalon, Camelot and Glastonbury. The Abbey Medieval Festival offers much more.

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Knights on horseback, image courtesy event Facebook page


The Abbey will come to life with all things Medieval in a feast of a program. After 29 years, the organisers know what patrons want and provide it all, with a high level of authenticity. Canst thou wit what the day shall bring? Here's a sample of what will be happening over the weekend:

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Variety of encampments, Image courtesy event Facebook page


Medieval Banquet Feasts, including cider, mead and venison pie

Jousting, Archery, Strength & Skill, and Turkish Oil Wrestling Tournaments


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Jouster, image courtesy event website


Falconry demonstrations

Medieval marketplace with over 60 stalls selling Medieval clothes, jewellery & chalices, amongst other mementoes


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Medieval jewellery, image courtesy By This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons by as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy, CC0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60933287


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Marketplace, image courtesy event website


Encampments of Vikings raiders, Middle Eastern nomads, and the nobles of great European households

Characters from the Dark Ages, High Middle Age, Late Middle Age and Early Renaissance eras


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Characters in costume, Image courtesyTurku Medieval market handicraft, image courtesy of Samuli Lintula - Own work, CC BY 2.5,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=213120


Over 1,000 years of history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance

Knighting ceremonies
Grand parade, with over 1,000 knights, warriors, ladies etc. participating


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Grand Parade, image courtesy event website


Chivalrous, historical combat from various eras, fighting styles, and weaponry

Medieval music with authentic instruments like the hurdy gurdy, harp and lute

Dance displays & workshops


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Street performers, image courtesy event Facebook page


Street performers including jugglers, acrobats, stilt-walkers, puppetry and costume parades, theatre and games

Horses, lances, swords, armour


Abbey Medieval Festival, festival, family, fun
Image courtesy event Facebook page


There will be ample room for the expected crowds, with events being held over a large area at The Abbey including sites such as the Castle Arena, Village Green, Commons and Janissary Barracks.

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Revellers enjoying the Festival, image courtesy event Facebook page


Perchance we will see you anon if you durst to indulge yourself and come to the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Dressing up on the day is optional. Mayhap, for some medieval fun in the meantime, you may like to get into the mood by making your own medieval castle. You can find instructions here.
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Why? A weekend Medieval Festival of family fun and learning
When: 14 July - 15 July, 8:45 to 15 July at 17:00
Where: 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Cost: Day Pass $36.50 Adult, $25 Concession, $18.50 Child, $94 Family; Weekend Pass $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $21 Child, $102 Family
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Shirley, this looks like great fun. Love it.
by May Cross (score: 3|2639) 65 days ago
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