Abbey Medieval Festival 2023

It is with great excitement that we can confirm that the Abbey Medieval Festival will continue its resurrection in 2023!

Thanks to the generous support of the Moreton Bay Regional Council we are looking forward to again welcoming patrons back to Abbeystowe to celebrate and enjoy the pageantry, excitement, colour, sounds, and drama of the Middle Ages.

Once again, visitors will be able to step back in time and witness the thrill of a joust as knights on their mighty steeds charge down the list for honour and glory. There will be fighting displays, archery, and music played on strange instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy, medieval bagpipe, and shawm. As you explore the grounds at Abbeystowe you may come across fierce Vikings, Turkish oil wrestling, great war machines and powerful cannons. There will be opportunities to learn about medieval farming, participate in dance workshops, see ancient crafts brought to life and smell the rich aroma of medieval cooking as it wafts through the air from the encampments of our many medieval reenactors.

For those who like a little mental stimulation, there will be presentations on aspects of medieval life at our pageant wagon.

The marketplace will once again be bustling with medieval merchants selling their wares. Festival-goers may also visit the Stag Inn to enjoy a hot spicy mead, honey mead or cider and satisfy their hunger with an ever-popular venison pie. If this is not to your taste, there will be many merchants selling all manner of delicious medieval foods and sweet treats.

The festival weekend will transport you to another time, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Abbeystowe on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July.