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Abbey Medieval Festival

Saturday 14th of July to Sunday 15th of July
by Sally Foster (follow)
Take a trip back to the middle ages with the Abbey Medieval Festival

Calling all knights, ladies, jesters and royals, Australia's biggest medieval festival and tournament is back! In its 29th year, The Abbey Medieval Festival is a firm favourite in my family. Held at Caboolture, it is a fun and interactive day that the whole family will truly love.

Credit: Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook Page


Hosted by the The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, it is a vital fundraiser, and brings stories to life and the excitement of this incredible era. It will engage and astound your little ones. The middle ages was a time of art, architecture, science, and the dawning of the era of exploration

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The event includes re-enactors, musicians, craftsmen and street performers who bring to life what it was like to live in the drama of the middle ages in medieval Europe.

Credit: Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook Page


You can enjoy banquets, jousting knights on horses and medieval markets. Children can participate in archery, dancing, games, crafts and try on some fun period costumes.

Why not wear your own period costume? Visitors are strongly encouraged to get into the spirit of things by dressing up and trying out as many activities as they would like.

Credit: Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook Page


If you would like to know what is going on, this program will explain what is happening and when on the day. The four key tournaments are:

- The Joust
- The Archery Tournament
- The Tournament of Strength and Skill
- Turkish Oil Wrestling Tournament

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You can also sample some delicious medieval food, think turkey legs and meade for the adults. You are also welcome to bring your own feast if you don't know if your children will be adventurous enough to try something truly out of the box.

Credit: Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook Page


A word of warning, it can get very busy. I strongly encourage you to book tickets online as you can avoid long queues and plan your journey ahead of time. Traffic can get quite backed up so be sure to use the toilet before leaving and take snacks for the drive home!

When: 14th to 15th July 2018

Where: 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture

Getting there: There is limited free parking and a shuttle bus running from Caboolture Station.

How Much: Tickets start at $18.50 for children and $36.50 for adults. For more ticketing info and pricing, see here.

Facilities: There are toilets, disabled access, first aid, security and lots and lots of food. For more frequently asked questions, see here.

Sound fun? What are you doing that is a bit different and out of the box with your family. Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

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