How much do tickets cost?

Ticket Prices 2021*

*Includes Eventbrite ticket fees

Ticket Type Price Ticket Type Price
Sat 3 or Sun 4 July 2021 Fri 2 July, 2021
Adult $45.00 Adult $25.00
Concession $35.00 Concession $22.50
Child $21.00 Child $15.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $100.00 Family (2 adults, 2 children) $65
Children Under 5yrs Free Children Under 5yrs Free
Joust ticket              $3.00
VIP Ticket $195.00
Joust Ticket $3.00

Online sales close on 30th June.

All transactions are processed in AUD.

What does an entry ticket include?

Medieval Family Fun Day

A ticket to Medieval Family Fun Day includes access to displays, activities and crafts. Some activities cost a small additional fee. There will be two joust sessions and separate tickets will need to be purchased online after you have bought your Medieval Family Fun Day entry tickets. Links to the joust tickets will be provided on the ticket sale confirmation page and in your ticket email.

Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend

A ticket to the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament gives you access to the festival site with all the medieval encampments and the marketplace; also a wide range of programmed and unscheduled activities, excluding Jousting.  Your joust ticket will need to be pre-purchased online after you have bought your festival entry tickets (this is a Covid requirement). There are only Saturday or Sunday Day ticket options (no weekend packages available).

If you don’t get a chance to visit the Museum on the weekend, we recommend you purchase a Festival Program to claim your voucher for 1 free admission, to be used before 31 December 2021.

Are there any surcharges when purchasing tickets?

Yes, Eventbrite charges a ticketing fee:

  • Festival tickets – 3.25% plus $0.99 per ticket
  • Joust tickets – 2.75% plus $0.49 per ticket

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

It is the policy of the Abbey Medieval Festival that tickets are non-refundable. We do not give refunds if you simply change your mind or make a wrong decision.

Except due to cancellation of the Event as a response to a Queensland Heath Directive.

If the event is unable to proceed on the advertised date or location by Government order, the Abbey Medieval Festival committee reserves the right to reschedule the Event and offer a credit or exchange to the rescheduled date or offer a refund request window of 28 days.

In the event of the cancellation in advance of the event, we will provide a refund.

The Abbey Medieval Festival is an “All Weather Event”, except in such case of a “Force Majeure” defined event or an act of violence, the Committee would cancel the event. No refunds will be made if you choose not to attend due to inclement weather.

There will be no refund on any unused portion of tickets if you or your invitees are asked or forced to leave or if you decide not to attend any part of the Event.

In the event of illness, where a doctor’s certificate is received prior to the event, we can refund the ticket but not the ticketing fees.

Refund of ticket fees are only available in 3 situations – due to Covid-19, a duplicate ticket, cancelled or postponed event.

If we are required to reduce capacity, the first purchased tickets up to the allowable capacity will still be valid. All other tickets will be offered a full refund.

Can I exchange my ticket?

Please choose carefully as tickets are unable to be exchanged.

I purchased the wrong ticket, what do I do?

You are able to transfer your festival admission ticket by logging into your Eventbrite account and following these instructions. This only includes tickets for the 3rd and 4th July.

Joust tickets cannot be transferred to another time. We suggest you purchase tickets to the joust you require and then email us. If we can, we will refund the tickets.

Which cards are included in the Concession price?

Concession tickets are available if you have a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Qld Government Seniors Card, Qld Government Seniors Business Discount Card, Student Card, Qld Government Carers Business Discount Card.

DVA (Defence Veterans Association) White Card and the National Seniors Card do not qualify for a Concession Ticket.

Patrons with an official Companion Card, accompanied with a Carer, pay Concession and their Carer receives free general admission. Card to be presented at the gate. *Not available for VIP or Banquet.  NB: Qld Government Carers Business Discount Card does not qualify for free entry.

Event times

What are the dates and times for Medieval Family Fun Day?

Medieval Family Fun Day will be held on Friday 2 July 2021. Gates will open at 10.00am, with the day concluding at 3.00pm.

What are the dates and times of the Medieval Tournament Weekend?

The Tournament Weekend is hosted on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2021.

Gates open for patrons at 8:30am. VIP ticket holders may also gain entry from 8:30am through the VIP entry.

The Tournament Weekend program will conclude at 4:30pm each day, with the grounds closing at 5:00pm.

What are the dates and times for the Knighting Ceremony?

A small intimate Knighting Ceremony is held ahead of the weekend on Friday 2 July at 6.30pm.

FAQs about the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend

Do I need a ticket for the Joust?

Yes, you are required to pre-purchase a seat to the Joust.

The private links to the Joust sessions are provided after Festival Tickets have been purchased.

Under the current Covid Safe guidelines, the Joust Arena is allowed 100% capacity with personally allocated seats. There will be patrons occupying the seats directly next to, behind and in front of you during the event – physical distancing will be limited. All seats must be allocated, and EVERY member of your party that will be attending the Joust, including your Babe in arms, is required to hold a ticket.

Tickets are limited to 2026 per session. If you wish to experience this spectacular event, it is advisable to pre-book online early! No Joust tickets will be available on the day.

The Joust arena opens 30 minutes prior to each session.

Please be sure to purchase the right Day and Session time. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions seats are not transferable and non-refundable. If you miss your session we cannot transfer to another.

Will there be free parking?

Free parking is available around Abbeystowe; however, it is limited. The Wamuran Rural Fire Brigade will be assisting with parking over the Tournament weekend, they will gratefully accept gold coin donations from those willing to support the Rural Fire Service.

Disability parking is available. Patrons who need to access disability parking must have their permit clearly visible for parking attendants.

VIP parking is available for VIP ticket holders.

We also run a free shuttle bus service on Saturday and Sunday  every half hour commencing at 7:45am between the Caboolture train station and Festival site.

Read more information about getting to Abbeystowe.

Is there disabled access?

A disability car park is available for patrons with a permit.

The Tournament ground is relatively flat, walkways are gravel or grass.

Can I bring my bag into the Festival grounds?

Yes, you can bring your bag into the Festival grounds. All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event. Bag checking will commence from 7:30am outside the gates.

Please note, this is not a BYO event and no glass is permitted.

Can I bring an animal?

For the comfort and safety of visitors, performers, staff and volunteers, animals are not permitted to be brought into the Festival, with the exception of service animals, such as certified assistance dogs and police dogs.

Can we camp?

No, unfortunately there is no camping for the public available on or in the immediate area around the Festival grounds. This area includes the St Michael’s College and the Abbey Museum.

There are plenty of accommodation options in the area.

How do I get a pass out?

Patrons will need to scan in again at the Festival gates, if they wish to return after leaving the site to visit the Abbey Church or Abbey Museum. Keep your tickets handy.

Will you have First Aid and where will they be?

The lovely Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers will be working over the weekend to keep patrons safe. Their station will be set up next to the Sheriff’s office, near the entry gates to the Festival site.

What happens to lost children?

Lost children will be taken to the Sheriff’s Office where security and Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers are stationed. The Sheriff’s office is located near the entry gates to the Festival site.

Does the Festival have a lost and found?

Lost and found items can be declared/collected from the Sheriff’s Office which is located next to the gates at the Festival entry.

After the event you can contact the Abbey Museum office to report a lost item.

Do you have EFTPOS facilities?

Some of our stallholders and peddlers may not have EFTPOS facilities, so we recommend bringing cash or using the ATM facilities which will be available at the Festival.

Can I dress up in costume?

Yes certainly. Here are some ideas for costumes.

Can I bring a weapon as part of my costume?

All Festival patrons planning to bring a weapon as part of their costume (including those made of foam) must apply for a non-period weapons permit. The permit application can be completed online, or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office at the event. The Sheriff’s office is located near the entry gates to the Festival site.

What toilet facilities will you have on site?

Toilet facilities are available at both ends of the Festival grounds. They are also at the lower end of the parking area on the walkway to the Festival entry.

There are also disabled toilet facilities and a baby change tent just inside the Tournament gates (to the right).

Will there be places to sit?

Seating is scattered around Abbeystowe, you are also welcome to bring folding chairs or picnic blankets.

Will there be food and drink available?

Oh yes! A range of food and drinks will be available to purchase from stalls across the festival grounds. We work hard to ensure that only food from the Middle Ages is available at the event.

Patrons are also welcome to bring their own food.

Please note: no glass is permitted.

There is one licensed venue on Abbeystowe – the Stag Inn (on the southern end of the festival site near the markets). Here you can purchase beer, mead, cider and wine as well as non-alcoholic drinks. The Stag Inn will serve alcohol from 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday. No alcoholic beverages will be sold on Friday.

Where can people smoke?

Patrons can only smoke in the designated outdoor smoking areas (DOSA) specifically set up on the field. They will be noted on the Festival map.

How can I join a re-enactment group?

Patrons interested in joining a group are welcome to talk to the group at the event.

Outside the event, you can read up on the groups attending the Festival, or look them up at Queensland Living History Federation and Australian Living History Federation’s website.

Can I compete in the Festival Tournaments?

No, these tournaments are only open to the re-enactment groups participating at the Festival. However, for a small fee you can try your hand at archery.

Can I get a photo with the Birds of Prey?

Yes, O’Reilly’s Birds of Prey allow patrons to take photos with their birds for $10.