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Perth Medieval Fayre 2015

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Wouldn't it be great to leave the stress of the modern world behind? The West Australian Medieval Alliance thinks so, and every year they make a brief escape possible at the Perth Medieval Fayre. This year the Fayre takes place on 16 May when the Supreme Court Gardens will feature knights and fair ladies, artisans, dancers, food and more.

Perth Medieval Fayre 2015
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Proudly presented by the West Australian Medieval Alliance and sponsored by the City of Perth, the Medieval Fayre offers a day and evening packed full of entertainment. Watch sword fighting displays, jesters and jugglers. Enjoy the strolling musicians and join in the dances or just watch the entertainment on the two stages. After dark fire twirlers and circus performers will delight the crowd in the Dances with Dragons show.

Market stalls include all manner of fashion and jewellery plus medieval history and re-enactment groups like the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Richard III Society. Medieval trades such as bookbinding and blacksmithing, still practised today, will be demonstrated. There will also be a variety of food stalls.

Medieval Fayre Perth 2015
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The Medieval Fayre welcomes all ages. Children under 13 are free with an adult and they can enjoy Punch and Judy shows, sword practice, baby animals and mask-making.

Visitors are encouraged to come in costume with half-price admission for those who do.

Note: there is very little free parking in the area and a great deal of construction nearby. Visitors should consider riding the noble steed Transperth.

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Why? Step into the past
When: Saturday 16 May, 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Where: Supreme Court Gardens, Esplanade & Barrack St, Perth
Cost: Standard $10, Concession or costumed, $5, under 13 free with an adult
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