20th Anniversary Abbey Medieval Festival, 11th & 12th July 2009

Medieval Battle
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July mark the 20th Anniversary of the Abbey Medieval Festival.

The Abbey Medieval Festival offers an experience unlike any other. The colour, pageantry and atmosphere and the authenticity of performers will transport visitors back in time in this unique week of festival activities. Visitors will thrill to the excitement and skill of the Joust, the roar of knights in battle and be entertained by the beautiful Middle-eastern dancers, drama, music and the markets. They may also indulge their medieval taste buds and feast on tantalizing food at the Medieval Banquet or dance their way into the starry night at the Masque Ball.

This year the Jousting Spectacular will be more thrilling and competitive than ever before! The Joust is one of the festivals most popular spectacles. It is now ticketed to guarantee seating or standing space to allow as many people as possible to clearly see the event. There will be three tilts each day to maximise the opportunity for visitors to enjoy this dangerous and yet exciting event.

Saturday 11th July will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary through parade and pageantry, this event will highlight the rich and diverse cultures of the middle ages. Commencing at 5.30pm as the sun sets on the Castle Arena, a parade of medieval re enactors dressed in their finest costumes, interspersed with musicians, jesters, jugglers, fire performers and street theatre will entertain the crowds. This parade will move into a larger and more spectacular performance of a human chess game based on a story from medieval Italy.

Whatever your tastes, the Abbey Medieval Festival is sure to tickle your senses!

11th and 12th July 2009

Location & transport:

Easy 45 minute drive from Brisbane
Free Buses operate from Caboolture Railway Station to the Tournament (Check the Abbey website for full details)
Take the Bribie Island exit from the Bruce Highway
Location Map

Festival Activities: Music: Dancing: Street Theatre: Shows: Lectures: Workshops: Spectator Sport-Jousting, combat, fencing, and archery: Markets:

For further information visit the website at www.abbeytournament.com

Abbey Medieval Festival – 5th to 13th July 2008