The Abbey Medieval Festival comprises of three exciting events: the Abbey Medieval Banquet (on the 5th July), Free Children's Medieval Day (on the 7th July) and the Abbey Medieval Tournament (on the 12th and 13th July).
The Abbey Medieval Festival will be the 19th time it has been held and it is now renowned as the largest and most authentic medieval festival in Australia.
Abbey Medieval Banquet
Admission by Pre-paid tickets only.
The Abbey Medieval Festival week (from the 5th to the 13th July 2008) starts off with the traditional Abbey Medieval Banquet on the 5th July where guests get to eat in medieval style.
Seating is allocated on a first-come, first seats basis. To create that medieval feel, seating is at long trestle tables on benches. Your ticket includes a token for a complimentary glass of mulled wine. This Banquet is licensed and a bar will sell alcoholic beverages. Please note: No BYO.
Your meal will consist of two removes and an issue. The Steward of the Feast will guide you through the manners required of those attending a banquet. Food will be served on platters and it is medieval etiquette and the height of good manners that you pass the food to your neighbours to share.
Costuming is optional, however, we do encourage guests to enter into the spirit of the event by dressing to impress.
Contact the Abbey Museum today on (07) 5495 1652 to purchase your pre-paid tickets.
Free Children's Medieval Day
Enter the world of King Arthur and his knights (on the grounds of St. Michael's College).
Free admission and fun things to do for children including:
- Shield Painting
- Crown Making
- Princess Hat Making
- Coin Making
- Stilt Walking
- Jester/Juggling School
- Dance Workshops
- Junior Jousting Training
- Junior Knights Training
- Music Performances
- Costume Competition, and
Food and drinks are available for purchase on the day.
Hours of free fun and entertainment for the kids!
Abbey Medieval Tournament
The spectacular two-day event on the weekend of the 12th and 13th July is very exciting as the Tournament spans one thousands years from the Dark Ages of Europe to the Byzantine Courts and onto the High Middle Ages or the flamboyant world of the Turkish Janissaries, from bewitching gypsy dance troupe to the ferocious Vikings.
There are many exciting things to see and experience!
Costuming is optional, however, we do encourage visitors to come in the spirit of the Festival by dressing to impress.
Many different styles of food and drinks are available for purchase on the weekend.
Adult Day Pass $25.00 Adult Weekend Pass $30.00
Pensioners Day Pass $15.00 Pensioners Weekend Pass $20.00
Child Day Pass 10.00 Child Weekend Pass $15.00
Family Day Pass $65.00 Family Weekend Pass $75.00
Purchase your discounted Tournament ticket online from 1st February 2008
Find out more about the Abbey Medieval Festival 2008 Calendar here: http://www.abbeytournament.com/festival_week_calendar.htm
Abbey Medieval Festival 2008
5th to 13th July 2008
1 - 63 The Abbey Place
(off Old Toorbul Point Road)
PHONE: 07 5495 1652
FAX: 07 5499 0081
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