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An opportunity to travel back in time
Lords and Ladies,

Blacktown City Council hereby summons you for music and merriment at this year's Medieval Fayre.

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 Combat
Full contact combat in the Field of Honour is a must see at the Fayre

The free family-friendly festivities will take place at Nurragingy Recreation Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside - which is but a short walk from Doonside Station on May 24 and 25 2014, from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 Hanging Entertainment
A brutal executioner draws a crowd in anticipation of this criminal's hanging

With Medieval village attractions, combat displays, food and market stalls, musical performances and much, much more you will be catapulted back in time to witness life as it was in the Dark Ages.

Medieval groups such as the Ancient Arts Fellowship, Company of the Staple and Wiglung Wyrd will stage interactive exhibits, including a campsite and tent display, designed to give you a feel for the different styles of medieval cooking, artistry, dress, and textile production. The cultures of the Vikings, Saxons and Normans will each be represented as part of these displays.

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 Cooking
My Kitchen Rules has nothing on these guys

In addition to these, groups including the prominent Sydney-based Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society and Full Tilt, a world-renowned jousting outfit, will stage nail biting combat displays and full contact tournament jousting in time-accurate attire.

The International Jousting Competition will again be the highlight of the fair. This year, riders from New Zealand and England will compete against our Australian defending champion each day at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Seats are available, but they do go quickly so be sure to secure your spot. Otherwise, bring a chair or picnic rug of your own and enjoy the show.

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 Stocks Entertainment
Last year, Victoria forgot her picnic blanket. Needless to say, she won't forget it this year.

Attractions for the kids include camel and pony rides, a craft-making workshop, a circus activity tent and Danelaw Knights Academy, an interactive assembly hosted by Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society and designed to teach the value of honestly, humility and honour through mock combat and swordsmanship. Who said chivalry was dead?!

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 Food preparation
There certainly was no fast food during the Dark Ages. Perhaps that's why they're called the 'Dark Ages'

This year there will also be a new attraction! Feathered Friends, an expert organization registered with the Department of Primary Industries "to educate, train and provide behavioural information about wildlife and domestic animals", will host a breath-taking interactive presentation of Eagles, Hawks and Owls. To find out more about Feathered Friends and the amazing work they do, visit their website.

Medieval Fayre Fair Blacktown 2014 horses
There are opportunities to see, and maybe even pat, the horses at the Fayre. Just be sure to first ask their keepers.

Telephone call Blacktown City Council on 9839 6000 for further information about the festivities or to make an enquiry. Otherwise, visit their website for a comprehensive program of the day.

Please be advised that ATM facilities will be made available on the day, however a $3.00 fee will be charged per transaction.

The days promise to be good ones, so save the dates and we hope to see you there.

Thank you to Steven B. for the wonderful images and footage contained herein.
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Why? Travel back in time to the world of our ancestors
When: 24 - 25 May, 2014
Phone: 9839 6000
Where: Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside
Cost: Free entry and entertainment
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Cool. The reenactments are pretty realistic. What kind of weapons do they use?
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2479 days ago
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