Excitement and adventure await all loyal subjects at the fifth annual St Ives Medieval Faire on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September at St Ives Showground.
Over 350 historical reenactors and jousters will travel from overseas and across Australia to St Ives to create a completely authentic event focused on the Middle Ages.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the Medieval Faire was Ku-ring-gai Council’s premier event at St Ives Showground.
“People come from all over Australia and even overseas to be part of the Faire, because of its historical accuracy and the wide range of activities to see and take part in,” she said.
“The Faire has something for everyone and will keep adults and children enthralled for both days. It really is an unforgettable experience.”
This year’s Medieval Faire highlights include:
• International solid lance jousting tournament – the only one in the Southern Hemisphere!
• Birds of prey demonstrations
• Glorious Battles featuring Vikings, Normans and Anglo-Saxons facing the might of the Byzantines and clashing for honour.
• Long table gourmet feasts.
• Special edition ales & mead by guest brewery Two Birds.
• The Living History Village featuring five key areas travelling through the Vikings, Byzantines, Crusades, the Hundred Years War, the Wars of the Roses and into the 17th Century.
• Longbow archery displays
• Costume competitions and parades (with prizes).
• Trebuchet catapult & cannons
• Crafters & artisans markets and workshops throughout the day
• Live music & entertainment
• Kids’ activities including play battles, puppetry, dress-ups, face-painting, animal farm, juggling, dance lessons, craft and stories.
For an even more intense medieval experience, Faire patrons are being offered the chance to be part of the Royal Court and enjoy all the privileges that go with the honour.
Tickets for the VIP experience cost $95 per adult and $55 for children in addition to the regular ticket price. For this VIPs can access the exclusive Royal Court marquee, meet jousters and get the pick of vantage points for the joust. They will also enjoy a private bar and grazing table, plus a horse-drawn carriage transfer to and from the arena.
To find out more and buy tickets online visit www.stivesmedievalfaire.com.au
Media enquiries: Neha Malhotra, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org