Friday Afternoon Joust Tourney.
The Friday Afternoon Joust is not only a joust spectacular, which will delight in itself, but it will be a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the making of the festival.
Up-close and personal, our Friday event will be an opportunity for you to see the jousting over a period of 2-3 hours, experience the thrill of the joust competition and get a feel for the festival – before the gates open the next morning.
While the joust will be as grand as a joust can be, with the smell of horses, the vision of knights in shining armour, the roaring of the crowds, we would also like to expose the experience as an honest pre-construction of what actually goes on behind the scenes every year: the festival folk will still be in the throes of getting prepared, a lot of hard work will still be going on. We think this is a perfect opportunity to come experience a snap-shot of the festival, particularly for our senior citizens who might find the excitement of the full-days at the tournament too much. This is a shortened and toned- down mini version of the tournament.
You will have an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our national and international jousters, so prepare your questions and follow our upcoming blogs regarding these amazing Jousters.
Gates open at 1.30, for a 2.30 start. Snacks and drinks will be on sale throughout the afternoon, with the evening drawing to a close around 5.00pm. From the Eastern Grandstand entry, groups of guests will be escorted to the jousting arena. There, you will have the opportunity to witness international and Australian jousts.
The rest of the grounds will be still under construction, and therefore no access will be allowed to anywhere else on the grounds apart from the joust arena. Our re-enactors and encampments will still be busy putting finishing touches to their amazing displays, so we cannot have them disturbed!
Tickets need to be pre-purchased, so book your seats quickly as we have a feeling they won’t last.