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St Ives Medieval Faire 2016

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by Chloe Doyle (subscribe)
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Join in for jousting, banquets & mighty battles
For the third year in a row, St Ives Medieval Faire will be back on the last weekend of September at St Ives Showground. Ku-ring-gai Council presents this once a year fantastic event that transforms the showgrounds into a medieval village.

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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Hear ye! Hear ye! All are invited to join in on the weekend activities from the 23rd to the 25th September filled with medieval drama, entertainment, food, drinks and culture. Whether you are just curious into the era or keen to get involved, there is something for everyone at this year's faire.

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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On the first day (Friday the 23rd of September) there will be a traditional grand feast in the hall to kick start the weekend's festivities. A delicious four-course meal has been planned of foods that would have been enjoyed back in the day. You will begin with a traditional, nutritious pottage of vegetables served with crusty bread. Make sure to not fill up on bread as the second and third courses are big meaty roast and duck dishes to certainly time-travel your tastebuds and make you feel full. Finally, you will be in bliss with a dessert of cake, cream and fruits. I can't think of a better way to begin a festival than to be surrounded in good company, entertainment and a meal fit for a king. If you're convinced with the feast and/or want more, read on for the activities and entertainment to come!

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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Those who just take an interest into the life and times of the medieval era; over the weekend there will be market stalls for you to browse from and pick up a souvenir. A pop-up tavern and hall has been created to sell themed foods and drinks. Why not grab something to eat and drink, then sit back and watch the performances by jesters and musicians all for your enjoyment.

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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If you want to get amongst the action of the weekend, then boy, have they got a lot in store for you. An attraction will be there displaying (real) large birds of prey for animal lovers. The long-awaited return of the historical joust is upon us in September, where the very best international jousters from Australia and Europe go head to head in a nerve-wracking moment of suspense. With a solid pine wood lance in hand, this will be a spectacle to watch like no other!

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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Life-size combat battles are organised for the weekend where you can join in these activities yourself - you will get the whole shebang of suit armour and weapon. You are able to re-live what you've seen in movies and TV shows. There will also be a lifesize trebuchet, where watermelons will be fired out hundreds of metres into the air. This is nothing like your normal festival or fair; St Ives Medieval Faire will be an adrenalin, food and fun-filled adventure for the whole family.

St Ives Medieval Faire 2016
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You can buy tickets from their website here.

What it will cost?
On the Friday night, you're looking at $100 a head for the meal and entertainment or you are able to buy the meal and one day ticket of admission for just $120 a head. For one day entry: Adult is $33 ($41 at gate), Child is $16 ($20 at gate) or Family option is $82 ($96 at gate). For the whole weekend: Adult is $43 ($53 at gate), Child is $21 ($26 at gate) & Family is $106 ($133 at gate). When you're actually there on the Saturday and Sunday, you will only be out of pocket for food, souvenirs and drink purchases.
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Why? See a medieval village in all it's glory
When: Friday 23rd - 25th September
Where: St Ives Showground
Cost: See pricing details in article or website
Your Comment
Oh, what fun, Chloe!
by Elaine (score: 3|7445) 1474 days ago
Wow they have a free medival fare at Dundas every year free pony rides, camel rides for kids and many other free activities! For the whole weekend which is massive and much better than this one and totally free no cost at all!
Tickets cost around $80 at the gate just for an adult and one child I'll give this a miss and make my yearly Dundas trip!
by jolyo (score: 0|4) 1433 days ago
Blacktown medieval fayre is definitely so much better!!! It has an international jousting going on all day for two days, spectacular! All activities are free! Pony rides, camel rides, jumping castle, 9D movies, children's art and craft workshop, circus... Amazing. You'll wonder how can Blacktown council does it for free to for everybody, while St Ives offer the similar but charges such high entrance fee? I wouldn't go to St Ives.
by jxteo (score: 1|10) 1414 days ago
Medieval Faire absolutely free in Blacktown. Runs for 2 days Saturday and Sunday. Its on every year. Over 50,000 attend over the weekend.
by sonia (score: 1|55) 1422 days ago
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