tournament weekend program schedule

There is so much to do and see during Tournament Weekend, we recommend you arrive with a plan. Refer to the Saturday and Sunday tabs in the time table below for events in the Main Areas, which are highlighted on the map with white location markers.

Below the map are the encampment experiences you can expect at this year’s Festival!

Main Areas

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SATURDAY 3RD JULY

SATURDAY - MAIN AREAS (click each event to learn more)

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
Castle Arena
Castle Arena
Castle Arena
Opening Ceremony
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Opening Ceremony
9:00 am - 9:45 am

The grand opening parade is the only place to see and learn about all of the groups involved in this year's Festival, which spans over 1,000 years of medieval history! The route for this year's Grand Parade has changed and will follow a new, extended route commencing near the Joust Arena and making it's way to the Castle Arena. The new route will allow spectators to enjoy the parade whilst social distancing.

Cannon Fire
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Condottieri
Cannon Fire
10:00 am - 10:30 am

With a booming crack of thunder black powder weapons forever changed the way that battles would be fought. The impact of these weapons was long-reaching: politics, religion, engineering, and the economy all evolved to adapt to these new symbols of power. Join Condottieri and their cannon, Bambino, for a show both educational ... and very loud.

Siege of the Castle
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Presented by Cottereaux
Siege of the Castle
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Presented by Cottereaux

Medieval castles were built to be impenetrable and required not only clever tactics and negotiations, but also mighty war machines. A siege could take many months. Join us to watch the siege of Chinon Castle, as King Henry II mercenaries struggle to wrest the castle from the King’s wayward brother Geoffrey, Count of Nantes.

Ottoman Turkish Archery
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Ottoman Turkish Archery
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks

Turkish archery is one of the most effective archeries in history. Ottoman Turks used very small composite bows made of hardwood, buffalo horn, sinew, and animal glue. They were reverse curved and finished with exquisite decorations. Turks were very effective with their bow, so much so that their early victories in battle heavily relied on horseback archery. This presentation, in front of the Abbeystowe castle, will demonstrate the many ways and tactics developed and adopted by the Turks.

Kingdom of Heaven
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presented by Knights Templar
Kingdom of Heaven
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presented by Knights Templar

Be transported back to the Holy Land in year of our Lord, 1229. On the 12th of July, Balian Ibelin, Lord of Sidon, held a Round Table and Tournament of the most promising knights of the proudest families in the Kingdom of Jerusalem to celebrate the ascension of Conrad II to the throne. It is hoped that the celebrations might relieve the tensions within the Kingdom. For your enjoyment, you will witness the events of the Round Table of the 12th of July, 1229.

Birds of Prey
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Birds of Prey
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Witness majestic predators in free flight performing natural aerobatics and learn about the art of falconry, a practice that began four thousand years ago. This "upper-class” sport was the best means of catching prey and putting many delicacies on the tables of aristocratic families. The magnificent sight of the eagle in flight and other graceful birds of prey, such as the falcon and owl, will, without doubt, capture your heart.

Viking Knattleikr Skirmish
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Staraya Ladoga
Viking Knattleikr Skirmish
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Staraya Ladoga

A spirited game of Knattleikr, Scandinavian football, is underway. Each team is battling for supremacy. Like modern football the objective is to score goals and the ball, made of leather, can be thrown, batted, kicked or head-butted to other players. However, the end result of this game is called into question. It seems the referee may have been bribed. The losing side takes exception to this outcome and a brawl breaks out with knife and axe at hand. It seems the results of this game of Knattleikr will not be determined by the scoring of goals but rather by the survivors of a Viking battle.

Firing of the Trebuchet
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Presented by Cottereaux
Firing of the Trebuchet

See the mighty strength of the largest trebuchet in the southern hemisphere as it is put through its paces and hurls projectiles at the castle of Abbeystowe.

14th Century Foot Tournament
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented by Companie Draco Routiers
14th Century Foot Tournament
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented by Companie Draco Routiers

This 14th century Tournament will feature grand knights and squires engaging in battle on the field of honour to win the prize of being named Champion. Using a combination of swords, shields and polearms, they will demonstrate historical techniques and their fearless prowess on the field as they compete for the honour of the Ladies and the title. Let the battle begin!

Skills at Arms
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix
Skills at Arms
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix

The Skill at Arms is designed to test the physical prowess of knights in preparation for combat. Participants will complete in an obstacle course which includes a javelin throw, running balance beams and even vaulting horse, this will test their strength, speed, balance and agility.

FINALE SHOW: Siege of Acre
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by Order of the Horse
FINALE SHOW: Siege of Acre
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by Order of the Horse

Large group performance battle and melee with horses as the East meets West. Two Royal Houses come together to battle for the foothold of Jerusalem.

Joust Arena
Joust Arena
Joust Arena
15th Century Joust Tournament
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

15th Century Joust Tournament
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

15th Century Joust Tournament
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

The Common
The Common
The Common
Morris Dancing
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Belswagger Morris Dancers
Morris Dancing
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morris dancing is a colourful form of English folk dance that dates to the 15th century. It is usually accompanied by music. Wearing bell pads on their shins, the energetic dancers clap sticks, swords, or handkerchiefs together as they skip, leap and whirl through their dance.

Knattleikr and Viking games
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Blackpool
Knattleikr and Viking games
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Blackpool

Vikings are rough and tough but that does not stop on the battlefield. Knattleikr (Nat-a-leeker) is a contact ball game with a paddles, scoring goals you must get past your opponents to score between the goal posts. With little known rules, this game is always fun for the family to watch. Other games will involve feats of strength, endurance and some luck, but will always bring a smile to the crowd.

Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lady
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Society of Creative Anachronism
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lady
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ever wondered how the elaborate fashions of the Elizabethans are put together? We invite you into the dressing room of an Elizabethan Courtier for a rare glimpse into the secrets of ‘Dressing for Success’ in the times of Queen Elizabeth I.

Heroic Viking Combat
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Presented by NVG Jorth Gar
Heroic Viking Combat
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Individual warriors from Jorth Gar New Varangian Guard vi for personal fame as they battle each other to see who is the greatest in Heroic Viking Combat.

Medieval Dogs and Training
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Knights of the Longdog
Medieval Dogs and Training
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a fun, interactive session where you will learn how the different types of dogs were trained in medieval times - you'll be surprised! At the end, you will have a chance to feed the hounds and take selfies with them (dog handlers will be masked as per covid guidelines).

The Art of Duel
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Prima Spada - School of Fence
The Art of Duel
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Come and see a demonstration of Renaissance honour and swordplay with Prima Spada School of Fence! Explore a variety of noble weapons and ranks of skill, and witness a duel between two haughty duellists. Showing off their swashbuckling excellence with 16th and 17th Century weapons and combat, the bravos of Prima Spada will delight young and old alike!

Dancing from along the Spice Road
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Mozaik Troupe from Soul Dance School
Dancing from along the Spice Road
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Spice Road was one of the most important trade routes in the Middle Ages. It stretched from Japan to India then through the lands of the Middle East to Europe. A distance of over 15,000 km. Come and enjoy some of the unique dances that traders would have witnessed as they travelled the Spice Road.

Heroic Combat
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by NVG Rusland
Heroic Combat
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by NVG Rusland

All armies practice for war and the Byzantine army was no exception. Enjoy the opportunity to see and hear the clash of arms close up and learn the fact from fiction of the medieval combat.

Turkish Wedding
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Wedding
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks

Turkish wedding is, in reality, not a re-enactment but part of actual wedding of two members of the Janissary Barracks. It will commence on Friday, 2nd July being the henna day, and on Saturday the 3rd will be the official wedding. Weddings in Turkey still go over several days. These days, they normally last one week. A wedding generally starts on Friday with henna ceremony, then finishes the following Saturday with official signing of the papers and the wedding party. Everyone is invited. This wedding will be a Turko-Mongol shamanic (Tengrism) ceremony.

Pageant Wagon
Pageant Wagon
Pageant Wagon
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lord
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Society of Creative Anachronism
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lord
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ever wondered how the elaborate fashions of the Elizabethans are put together? We invite you into the dressing room of an Elizabethan Courtier for a rare glimpse into the secrets of ‘Dressing for Success’ in the times of Queen Elizabeth I.

Re-enactment Beginner's Guide
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Presented by Conroi
Re-enactment Beginner's Guide
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Have you considered yourself doing the things you see the re-enactors at the Abbey Medieval Festival doing? This presentation will explore what reenactors do, how they do it and how members of public can get involved. The discussion will include how to choose an historical era of interest, documentation, how to source items, and how to get in touch with various groups or associations. Indulge your interest in history, learn craft skills to display and live that lifestyle for just a while at events like Abbey.

The Heresy of Lollards
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presented by Eslite d'Corps
The Heresy of Lollards
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presented by Eslite d'Corps

In this presentation, Sir Justin Webb of Eslite d’Corps will explore the social impact of the Lollards, an early pre–Reformation movement that sought to separate Church from State. It was initially led by John Wycliffe, who studied theology at the University of Oxford but was dismissed in 1381 for his criticism of the Roman Catholic Church.

Medieval Medicine and Surgery
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Medicinae Historia
Medieval Medicine and Surgery
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Medicinae Historia

See how a medieval surgeon of the 12/13th century would have treated wounds, and get a taste (sight, sounds and smell!) of how medieval medicine actually worked at that time. It was not all terrible! There will be some simulated procedures, so not for the faint of heart! But definitely kid friendly and we may need some volunteers!

A Musical History Tour
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Pastance
A Musical History Tour
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Pastance

Join members of musical group, Pastance, as that take you on a musical history tour. Featuring the music of much loved composers such as Hildegard Von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry VIII and John Downland to name a few, Pastance will take you on a musical journey through the some of the musical traditions of Western Europe, exploring the development of harmony and polyphony.

Very Secret Lives of Medieval Women
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Rosalie Gilbert
Very Secret Lives of Medieval Women
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Rosalie Gilbert

The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women takes a candid look at the complicated and intimate lives of medieval women. Come and get personal with Rosalie Gilbert at the Pageant Wagon or visit Rosalie’s Medieval Woman tent in the marketplace. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a family festival, the use of euphemisms will be employed to keep it safe for small ears. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex and as complicated as ours today with very little being clear cut and many of the issues relevant to relationships having distinctly blurry edges. Women then, as now, loved and lost, hoped and schemed, laughed and cried, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success.

Sea Shanties - Sing-a-long
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by Women in History
Sea Shanties - Sing-a-long
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Join in the Women in History as they sing about the Irish Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley and Jeanne de Clisson, the Lioness of Brittany. There will be songs about medieval life, working women, and a 12th century song about Bedlam. All the songs are sung as Rounds or have choruses that are easy to learn. So come along, join in the fun of the rollicking sea shanties.

The Amber Angel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Order of the Dracul
The Amber Angel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Beer or ale was one of the most common drinks during the Middle Ages. It was consumed almost daily by all social classes especially in the northern and eastern parts of Europe. In this Short History of Beer, presented by the Order of the Dracul, you will hear about how it was made and the part it played in medieval society.

Peregrinations - Medieval Trade and Travel
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Oltramar
Peregrinations - Medieval Trade and Travel
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Oltramar

There’s a mistaken belief that medieval people tended to stay in the same place all of their lives; this talk sets out to give examples of why that was definitely not the case, with a discussion of pilgrimage, trade, armies, and other situations that motivated people to leave the village they were born in.

Stag Inn
Stag Inn
Stag Inn
Dancing from along the Spice Road
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Mozaik Troupe from Soul Dance School
Dancing from along the Spice Road
10:00 am - 10:30 am

The Spice Road was one of the most important trade routes in the Middle Ages. It stretched from Japan to India then through the lands of the Middle East to Europe. A distance of over 15,000 km. Come and enjoy some of the unique dances that traders would have witnessed as they travelled the Spice Road.

Pastance
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Pastance
10:45 am - 11:30 am

With magical vocal harmonies and instrumental wizardry, Pastance span the centuries, bringing together a passion for the music of medieval and Renaissance Europe and a love of traditional folk music. Harp, lute, recorders, shawm, percussion, vocals and more combine to create an entrancing, ethereal and timeless musical experience.

Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Wayward
Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Wayward

Wayward seeks to bring to life the tradition of the “Jongleurs”, the wandering musicians of the Middle Ages. Their repertoire extends from the early 11th to the 16th Century with a focus on the songs of the French Trouvères, Troubadours and German Minnesingers, who while singing of unrequited love, also sang of crusades and the basic pleasures in life ― eating, drinking and the prospect of warm bed. Join Wayward at the Stag Inn, clap along as they make merry music on their hurdy gurdy, medieval bagpipes, shawm, recorder and percussion.

Morris Dancing
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Belswagger Morris Dancers
Morris Dancing
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Morris dancing is a colourful form of English folk dance that dates to the 15th century. It is usually accompanied by music. Wearing bell pads on their shins, the energetic dancers clap sticks, swords, or handkerchiefs together as they skip, leap and whirl through their dance.

"Pastime with Good Company” Tavern Songs from the time of King Henry VIII
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presented by Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble
"Pastime with Good Company” Tavern Songs from the time of King Henry VIII
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presented by Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble

Please join singers and instrumentalists from the Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble who will be presenting lively tavern songs from the time of King Henry VIII. Featuring rarely-seen instruments such as the cornetto, serpent, and dulcian, this short performance will be followed by a demonstration allowing for audience participation in singing renowned songs from the late medieval period. Suitable for all ages.

Pastance
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pastance
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With magical vocal harmonies and instrumental wizardry, Pastance span the centuries, bringing together a passion for the music of medieval and Renaissance Europe and a love of traditional folk music. Harp, lute, recorders, shawm, percussion, vocals and more combine to create an entrancing, ethereal and timeless musical experience.

Cirque Medieval
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Cirque Medieval
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Cirque Medieval honours traditional medieval performance combined with modern circus and music to create a unique spectacle like no other!

Wrestling Area
Wrestling Area
Wrestling Area
Turkish Oil Wrestling
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
10:15 am - 10:45 am

This is the first of three Oil Wrestling bouts this Saturday. Oil wrestling can be traced back many hundreds of years. It is a display of male strength and physical prowess and is culturally significant in Turkey. Turkish oil wrestlers wear heavy leather pants called kipset. Each contestant is then covered in olive oil to make them slippery. The object of each wrestler is to get their opponent in a position so that their belly button faces the sky.

Turkish Oil Wrestling
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the second of three Oil Wrestling bouts this Saturday. Watch as our oil-covered competitors wrestle to pin their opponent on to their back. This may seem easy to the casual observer, but as our wrestlers are only wearing the traditional heavy leather pants called kipset and are very slippery this is no easy task. Come cheer on our Oil Wrestlers.

Turkish Oil Wrestling
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is the final Oil Wrestling bout for Saturday. Enjoy the physical prowess and strength of our oil wrestlers as they compete to be awarded the Abbey Medieval Festival Oil Wrestling Champion 2021.

Museum/Church
Museum/Church
Museum/Church
Gregorian Chant Recital
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Gregorian Chant Recital
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Gregorian Chant presented by Schola Cantorum. Many of the chants date from 9th - 12th Centuries AD and some even go back to the vocal music of the early Christian Church (1st - 3rd C. AD). Be transported back in time, experience the melodious sound of our chanters and enjoy the ambience of the Abbey Church with its beautiful medieval stained glass windows.

Sung Angelus | Recital and Workshop
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Sung Angelus | Recital and Workshop
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

After the singing of the Angelus, our Gregorian Chanting choir will present a workshop and short recital. The workshop will give beginners an understanding of the history of chant, notation, Latin pronunciation and an opportunity to 'have a go' at singing some simple chants. Or you may just want to listen, and each workshop will conclude with chants sung by Schola Cantorum.

Stained Glass Tour
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Abbey Church
Stained Glass Tour
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful medieval stained glass in the Abbey Church, featuring 15th century panels from Winchester Cathedral, heraldic panels from Ettington Manor mortuary chapel and continental panels from Flanders and the Netherlands..

Gregorian Chant Workshop and Recital
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Gregorian Chant Workshop and Recital
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane

Our Gregorian Chant workshop will give beginners a look into the history of chant, notation, Latin pronunciation and an opportunity to 'have a go' at singing some simple chants. Members of choirs and music students would be very welcome. Or you may just want to listen, & each workshop will conclude with chants sung by Schola Cantorum.

Stained Glass Tour
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Abbey Church
Stained Glass Tour
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Abbey Church

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful medieval stained glass in the Abbey Church, featuring 15th century panels from Winchester Cathedral, heraldic panels from Ettington Manor mortuary chapel and continental panels from Flanders and the Netherlands..

Gregorian Chant Workshop
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Gregorian Chant Workshop
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane

Our Gregorian Chant workshop will give beginners a look into the history of chant, notation, Latin pronunciation and an opportunity to 'have a go' at singing some simple chants. Members of choirs and music students would be very welcome. Or you may just want to listen, & each workshop will conclude with chants sung by Schola Cantorum.

Night Meditation Chants
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Abbey Church presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Night Meditation Chants
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

As the sun begins to set over Abbeystowe and your day at the Abbey Medieval Festival is coming to an end, why not visit the Abbey Church and listen to the melodious sound of Gregorian chant as the members of Schola Cantorum chant the Night Office.

Kids' Kingdom
Kids' Kingdom
Kids' Kingdom
All Day Kids Activities
9:45 am - 4:30 pm
All Day Kids Activities
9:45 am - 4:30 pm

Let the kids take a time out from the festival in the Kids’ Kingdom where they can create and play. Kids can: • Design their own heraldry and paint it on a shield • Decorate a princess hat (hennin), a crown, or a mask • Make a miniature catapult • Test out their balance on stilts • Play medieval games like skittles, battledore, quoits and Nine Men’s Morris

SATURDAY - MAIN AREAS (click each event to learn more)
SUNDAY, 4TH JULY

SUNDAY - MAIN AREAS (click each event to learn more)

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
Castle Arena
Castle Arena
Castle Arena
Grand Parade
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Grand Parade
9:00 am - 9:45 am

The grand opening parade is the only place to see and learn about all of the groups involved in this year's Festival, which spans over 1,000 years of medieval history! The route for this year's Grand Parade has changed and will follow a new, extended route commencing near the Joust Arena and making it's way to the Castle Arena. The new route will allow spectators to enjoy the parade whilst social distancing.

Birds of Prey
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Birds of Prey
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Witness majestic predators in free flight performing natural aerobatics and learn about the art of falconry, a practice that began four thousand years ago. This "upper-class” sport was the best means of catching prey, putting many delicacies on aristocratic families' tables. The magnificent sight of the eagle and other svelte birds of prey, such as the falcon and owl, will capture the hearts of onlookers. At the Birds of Prey site you will have the opportunity to ask questions and see these tame feathered friends up close. It's hard not to fall in love with these amazing and intelligent birds.

Firing of the Trebuchet
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Presented by Cottereaux
Firing of the Trebuchet

See the mighty strength of the largest trebuchet in the southern hemisphere as it is put through its paces and hurls projectiles at the castle of Abbeystowe.

Warbow Display
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Order of St Knud
Warbow Display
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Order of St Knud

Order of St Knud display the strength and power pf the Medieval Warbow. Bows requiring the most dedicated of men to draw weights above 80lbs, some as heavy as 150 lbs, arrows designed to pierce a knights armour, and to fly in excess of 220 yards. In this demonstration you will see the raw power of the war bows, the skill required to fire them and the devastating damage they could inflict.

Archery Tournament
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hosted by Traditional Archery Companye
Archery Tournament
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hosted by Traditional Archery Companye

The Archery Tournament is a long-running event as part of the Abbey Medieval Festival. Hosted by the Traditional Archery Companye, the Archery Tournament sees skilled archers from re-enactment groups compete for the Abbey Tournament Archery Champion title. The Archery Tournament typically sets three challenges for its competitors: the running boar to simulate a hunting scenario, a speed round with armoured knights charging toward the archers (yes, real knights), and a King’s round.

Battle of Hattin
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by the Order of the Horse
Battle of Hattin
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by the Order of the Horse

Large group performance with horses. One of the most famous battles in history fought in the 2nd Crusades with one of the most famous Sultans in history, Salah-ad-Din.

Skills at Arms
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix
Skills at Arms
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix

Skill at Arms: Designed to test the physical prowess of knights outside of combat. Participants will complete an obstacle course including javelin throw, balance beams and even a vaulting horse to test their strength, speed, balance and agility.

Cannon Fire
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented by Condottieri
Cannon Fire
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

With a booming crack of thunder, black powder weapons forever changed the way battles were fought. The impact of these weapons was long-reaching: politics, religion, engineering, and the economy all evolved to adapt to these new symbols of power. Join Condottieri and their cannon, Bambino, for a show both educational ... and very loud.

14th Century Foot Tournament
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Companie Draco Routiers
14th Century Foot Tournament
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Companie Draco Routiers

A collection of grand knights and squires battle on the field for the top prize of being named Champion. Using a combination of swords, shields and polearms, they will demonstrate historical techniques and their fearless prowess on the field as they compete for the honour of the Ladies and the title.

Byzantine military manoeuvres and mass battle
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Jorth Gar
Byzantine military manoeuvres and mass battle
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Jorth Gar

Two rival captains from Jorth Gar Varangian Guard compete against each other in a series of military manoeuvres and battles to see who will gain the glory of leading the Emperors forces into battle.

Presentation of Champions
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Presentation of Champions
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Celebrate the victors who have risen triumphant over the festival weekend. Cheer on as they are presented with their trophy prizes.

Joust Arena
Joust Arena
Joust Arena
15th Century Joust Tournament
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

15th Century Joust Tournament
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

15th Century Joust Tournament
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions
15th Century Joust Tournament
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by Red Hart Reproductions

Nothing excites like the thrill of the joust! Knights go head to head at 30kph and clash at the centre of the list! Witness one of three joust times on both Saturday and Sunday! This joust is a round robin format where the jouster accumulate points for each run. The highest scoring 3 jousters will meet up in the final at 3pm Sunday to determine our champion! There will be limited seating for this high demand spectacle! Tickets can only be pre-purchased before the event! Links for the joust sessions will appear on the confirmation page and ticket email after your Festival entry ticket purchase.

The Common
The Common
The Common
Heroic Viking Combat
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Presented by Jorth Gar
Heroic Viking Combat
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Individual warriors from Jorth Gar New Varangian Guard vi for personal fame as they battle each other to see who is the greatest in Heroic Viking Combat.

A Crusading War or a day at the Tourney
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Presented by Knights of the Empire Germanica
A Crusading War or a day at the Tourney
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Illustrating the difference between arms, armour and combat techniques depending on whether a Knight was participating in the brutal Crusading Wars with the Teutonic Order or within the Chivalrous Spectacle of the Tournament. In short, we plan to show you, our wonderful visitors, what it is that sets the Teutonic Order apart from the rest!

Harnischfechtem
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix
Harnischfechtem
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by The Company of the Phoenix

Harnischfechten is historical armoured fighting. This is not meant for show, the intent is to beat your opponent as quickly and efficiently as possible. This form of fighting is fast, intense and aggressive, complete with kicks, wrestling throws and thrusts to the unarmoured joints.

Village life
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Presented by Saga Vikings
Village life
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

What was life really like in a Viking Village? In this play, all will be revealed, from daily tasks to the games played and crafts learnt. However, life is not always serene especially when the traders came to visit. There was often fierce bartering, arguments and the occasional fight. So enjoy this saga with all its twists and turns and maybe an unexpected outcome.

Morris Dancing 12:45pm - 1:15pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Belswagger Morris Dancers
Morris Dancing 12:45pm - 1:15pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Morris dancing is a colourful form of English folk dance that dates to the 15th century. It is usually accompanied by music. Wearing bell pads on their shins, the energetic dancers clap sticks, swords, or handkerchiefs together as they skip, leap and whirl through their dance.

Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lady
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Society of Creative Anachronism
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lady
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ever wondered how the elaborate fashions of the Elizabethans are put together? We invite you into the dressing room of an Elizabethan Courtier for a rare glimpse into the secrets of ‘Dressing for Success’ in the times of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dancing from along the Spice Road
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Mozaik Troupe from Soul Dance School
Dancing from along the Spice Road
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Spice Road was one of the most important trade routes in the Middle Ages. It stretched from Japan to India then through the lands of the Middle East to Europe. A distance of over 15,000 km. Come and enjoy some of the unique dances that traders would have witnessed as they travelled the Spice Road.

Heroic Combat
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by NVG Rusland
Heroic Combat
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by NVG Rusland

All armies practice for war and the Byzantine army was no exception. Enjoy the opportunity to see and hear the clash of arms close up and learn the fact from fiction of the medieval combat.

The Art of Duel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Prima Spada - School of Fence
The Art of Duel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Come and see a demonstration of Renaissance honour and swordplay with Prima Spada School of Fence! Explore a variety of noble weapons and ranks of skill, and witness a duel between two haughty duellists. Showing off their swashbuckling excellence with 16th and 17th Century weapons and combat, the bravos of Prima Spada will delight young and old alike!

The Queen's Court
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Presented by NEMAS
The Queen's Court
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Join NEMAS , the New England Medieval Arts Society, at the Queen’s Court. Here they will be paying tribute to their monarch and bringing forth grievances to be aired, no doubt trouble will unfold.

Pageant Wagon
Pageant Wagon
Pageant Wagon
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lord
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Society of Creative Anachronism
Rehearsed dressing of an Elizabethan Lord
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ever wondered how the elaborate fashions of the Elizabethans are put together? We invite you into the dressing room of an Elizabethan Courtier for a rare glimpse into the secrets of ‘Dressing for Success’ in the times of Queen Elizabeth I.

Re-enactment Beginner's Guide
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Presented by Conroi
Re-enactment Beginner's Guide
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Have you considered yourself doing the things you see the re-enactors at the Abbey Medieval Festival doing? This presentation will explore what reenactors do, how they do it and how members of public can get involved. The discussion will include how to choose an historical era of interest, documentation, how to source items, and how to get in touch with various groups or associations. Indulge your interest in history, learn craft skills to display and live that lifestyle for just a while at events like Abbey.

The Heresy of Lollards
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presented by Eslite d'Corps
The Heresy of Lollards
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presented by Eslite d'Corps

In this presentation, Sir Justin Webb of Eslite d’Corps will explore the social impact of the Lollards, an early pre–Reformation movement that sought to separate Church from State. It was initially led by John Wycliffe, who studied theology at the University of Oxford but was dismissed in 1381 for his criticism of the Roman Catholic Church.

Medieval Medicine and Surgery
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Medicinae Historia
Medieval Medicine and Surgery
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Medicinae Historia

See how a medieval surgeon of the 12/13th century would have treated wounds, and get a taste (sight, sounds and smell!) of how medieval medicine actually worked at that time. It was not all terrible! There will be some simulated procedures, so not for the faint of heart! But definitely kid friendly and we may need some volunteers!

Medieval Dogs and Training
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Knights of the Longdog
Medieval Dogs and Training
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Knights of the Longdog

This is a fun, interactive session where you will learn how the different types of dogs were trained in medieval times - you'll be surprised! At the end, you will have a chance to feed the hounds and take selfies with them (dog handlers will be masked as per covid guidelines).

A Musical History Tour
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Pastance
A Musical History Tour
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Pastance

Join members of musical group, Pastance, as that take you on a musical history tour. Featuring the music of much loved composers such as Hildegard Von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry VIII and John Downland to name a few, Pastance will take you on a musical journey through the some of the musical traditions of Western Europe, exploring the development of harmony and polyphony.

Very Secret Lives of Medieval Women 1:15pm - 2:00pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by Rosalie Gilbert
Very Secret Lives of Medieval Women 1:15pm - 2:00pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Presented by Rosalie Gilbert

The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women takes a candid look at the complicated and intimate lives of medieval women. Come and get personal with Rosalie Gilbert at the Pageant Wagon or visit Rosalie’s Medieval Woman tent in the marketplace. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a family festival, the use of euphemisms will be employed to keep it safe for small ears. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex and as complicated as ours today with very little being clear cut and many of the issues relevant to relationships having distinctly blurry edges. Women then, as now, loved and lost, hoped and schemed, laughed and cried, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success.

The Amber Angel 2:45pm - 3:15pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Order of the Dracul
The Amber Angel 2:45pm - 3:15pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Beer or ale was one of the most common drinks during the Middle Ages. It was consumed almost daily by all social classes, especially in the northern and eastern parts of Europe. In this Short History of Beer presented by the Order of Dracul, you will hear about how it was made and the part it played in medieval society.

Peregrinations - Medieval Trade and Travel
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Oltramar
Peregrinations - Medieval Trade and Travel
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by Oltramar

There’s a mistaken belief that medieval people tended to stay in the same place all of their lives; this talk sets out to give examples of why that was definitely not the case, with a discussion of pilgrimage, trade, armies, and other situations that motivated people to leave the village they were born in.

Stag Inn
Stag Inn
Stag Inn
Morris Dancing
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Belswagger Morris Dancers
Morris Dancing
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morris dancing is a colourful form of English folk dance that dates to the 15th century. It is usually accompanied by music. Wearing bell pads on their shins, the energetic dancers clap sticks, swords, or handkerchiefs together as they skip, leap and whirl through their dances.

Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Wayward
Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Wayward

Wayward seek to bring to life the tradition of the “Jongleurs”, the wandering musicians of the Middle Ages. Their repertoire extends from the early 11th to the 16th Century with a focus on the songs of the French Trouvères, Troubadours and German Minnesingers, who while singing of unrequited love, also sang of crusades and the basic pleasures in life ― eating, drinking and the prospect of warm bed. Join Wayward at the Stag Inn, clap along as they make merry music on their hurdy gurdy, medieval bagpipes, shawm, recorder and percussion.

Pastance
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Pastance
Pastance
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by Pastance

Pastance will perform music ranging from the 11th through to the 16th century using authentic instruments including lute, medieval fiddle, gittern, recorders, shawm and vocals. Featuring the music of much loved composers such as Hildegard Von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry VIII and John Downland to name a few, Pastance will take you on a musical journey through the some of the musical traditions of Western Europe, exploring the development of harmony and polyphony.

Dancing from along the Spice Road
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Presented by Mozaik Troupe from Soul Dance School
Dancing from along the Spice Road
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

The Spice Road was one of the most important trade routes in the Middle Ages. It stretched from Japan to India then through the lands of the Middle East to Europe. A distance of over 15,000 km. Come and enjoy some of the unique dances that traders would have witnessed as they travelled the Spice Road.

“Pastime with Good Company” Tavern Songs from the time of King Henry VIII
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presented by Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble
“Pastime with Good Company” Tavern Songs from the time of King Henry VIII
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presented by Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble

Please join singers and instrumentalists from the Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble who will be presenting lively tavern songs from the time of King Henry VIII. Featuring rarely-seen instruments such as the cornetto, serpent, and dulcian, this short performance will be followed by a demonstration allowing for audience participation in singing renowned songs from the late medieval period. Suitable for all ages.

Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Wayward
Music from the early 11th Century to the 16th Century
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by Wayward

Wayward seek to bring to life the tradition of the “Jongleurs”, the wandering musicians of the Middle Ages. Their repertoire extends from the early 11th to the 16th Century with a focus on the songs of the French Trouvères, Troubadours and German Minnesingers, who while singing of unrequited love, also sang of crusades and the basic pleasures in life ― eating, drinking and the prospect of warm bed. Join Wayward at the Stag Inn, clap along as they make merry music on their hurdy gurdy, medieval bagpipes, shawm, recorder and percussion.

Cirque Medieval
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Cirque Medieval
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Cirque Medieval honours traditional medieval performance combined with modern circus and music to create a unique spectacle like no other!

Wrestling Area
Wrestling Area
Wrestling Area
Turkish Oil Wrestling
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
10:15 am - 10:45 am

This is the first of three Oil Wrestling bouts this Sunday. Oil wrestling can be traced back many hundreds of year. It is a display of male strength and physical prowess and is culturally significant in Turkey. Turkish oil wrestlers wear heavy leather pants called kipset. Each contestant is then covered in olive oil to make them slippery. The object of each wrestler is to get their opponent in a position so that their belly button faces the sky.

Turkish Oil Wrestling
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

This is the second of three Oil Wrestling bouts this Sunday. Watch as our oil-covered competitors wrestle to pin their opponent on to their back. This may seem easy to the casual observer, but as our wrestlers are only wearing the traditional heavy leather pants called kipset and are very slippery this is no easy task. Come cheer on our Oil Wrestlers.

Turkish Oil Wrestling
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks
Turkish Oil Wrestling
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Presented by Janissary Barracks

This is the final Oil Wrestling bout for Sunday. Enjoy the physical prowess and strength of our oil wrestlers as they compete to be awarded the Abbey Medieval Festival Oil Wrestling Champion 2021.

Museum/Church
Museum/Church
Museum/Church
Sung Angelus | Gregorian Chant Recital and Workshop
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Abbey Church presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Sung Angelus | Gregorian Chant Recital and Workshop
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Abbey Church presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane

After the singing of the Angelus, our Gregorian Chanting choir will present a workshop and short recital. The workshop will give beginners an understanding of the history of chant, notation, Latin pronunciation and an opportunity to 'have a go' at singing some simple chants. Or you may just want to listen, and each workshop will conclude with chants sung by Schola Cantorum.

Stained Glass Tour
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Abbey Church
Stained Glass Tour
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Abbey Church

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful medieval stained glass in the Abbey Church, featuring 15th century panels from Winchester Cathedral, heraldic panels from Ettington Manor mortuary chapel and continental panels from Flanders and the Netherlands.

Gregorian Chant
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane
Gregorian Chant
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Abbey Church Presented by Schola Cantorum of Brisbane

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Gregorian Chant presented by Schola Cantorum. Many of the chants date from 9th - 12th Centuries AD and some even go back to the vocal music of the early Christian Church (1st - 3rd C. AD). Be transported back in time, experience the melodious sound of our chanters and enjoy the ambience of the Abbey Church with its beautiful medieval stained glass windows.

Kids' Kingdom
Kids' Kingdom
Kids' Kingdom
All Day Kids Activities
9:45 am - 4:30 pm
All Day Kids Activities
9:45 am - 4:30 pm

Let the kids take a time out from the festival in the Kids’ Kingdom where they can create and play. Kids can: • Design their own heraldry and paint it on a shield • Decorate a princess hat (hennin), a crown, or a mask • Make a miniature catapult • Test out their balance on stilts • Play medieval games like skittles, battledore, quoits and Nine Men’s Morris

SUNDAY - MAIN AREAS (click each event to learn more)
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Encampment Experiences

Visit the encampments of our medieval re-enactors to learn about the history and culture of the Middle Ages. There will be presentations, demonstrations and workshops throughout the day that give a real insight into what the medieval world looked like.

A presentation is a performance by the group which patrons are encouraged to watch – the re-enactors may be in character and in the moment, but they still appreciate an audience.

A demonstration can be of a craft, a tradition or technique where Festival goers are able to ask questions and engage in discussion.

A workshop allows you the opportunity to try your hand at a craft, trade or skill from the group’s time-period; don’t be afraid to give it a go!

There is a whole range of activities for your entertainment and interest. Re-enactors are happy to talk with you and answer your questions about their displays, so feel free to chat with them as you wander the Festival site.

DARK AND EARLY MEDIEVAL GROUPS

GROUP EXPERIENCE TYPE SATURDAY SUNDAY
Blackpool Vikings Grooming and Wedding Preparation Presentation 3:00pm 10:00am
Trader Talk Presentation 2:00pm 2:00pm
Hedeby Traders Viking Pewter Arm Bands and Money Bracelets Demonstration 11:30am 11:30am
Viking Burial Demonstration Demonstration 1:00pm 1:00pm
NVG Jorth Gar Whipcord Braiding Demonstration 10:00am 12:00pm
NEMAS Mulled wine making demos Demonstration 1:00pm 10:30am
The Norviks Mound of Fafnir Presentation 3:00pm 3:00pm
Viking Ship Burial Presentation 11:00am 11:00am
Rafnheim Women in the Migration Era Presentation 2:30pm 2:30pm
Tales of the Gods Presentation 10:30am 10:30am
Reafan Pewter Casting Demonstration 11:30am 11:30am
Plucking a Chicken Demonstration 10:30am 10:30am
Saga Vikings Talk on Viking Origins Presentation 1:00pm 1:00pm
Viking Stories Presentation 12:00pm 2:15pm
Staraya Ladoga How to become a Viking Warrior in 10 easy steps Presentation 11:30am 11:30am
Beading with Silver Wire Workshop 10:30am 10:30am
Wool Production Demonstration 2:00pm 2:00pm
Traders of Frojel Loom Embroidery Workshop 1:30pm 1:30pm

CRUSADES AND HIGH MIDDLE AGES GROUPS

GROUP EXPERIENCE TYPE  SATURDAY SUNDAY
Condottieri Cannons and Condottieri Q&A Presentation 11am 11:00am
Knights Templar Medieval Coins Presentation 2:00pm 2:00pm
L’Orphelin Calligraphy workshop Workshop 11:30am 11:30am
Chess workshop Workshop 1:30pm 1:30pm
Oltramar Goldwork Embroidery Workshop Workshop 10:30am 10:30am
Luceting workshop Workshop 1:00pm 1:00pm
Day to day life in the 13th Century Demonstration 2:30pm 2:30pm
Order of the Dracul Vlad the Impaler Presentation 11:00am
The Nine Anecdotes Presentation 11:00am
Order of the Horse East meets West the cavalry, horses and tactics utilised in the Crusades. Presentation 2:30pm 2:30pm
East meets West in Archery styles and techniques. Presentation 2:00pm 2:00pm
Schola Cantorum Chanting Schola Monks Presentation 10:00am 10:30am
Pilgrim Procession Presentation 10:30am

LATE MIDDLE AGES GROUPS

GROUP EXPERIENCE TYPE  SATURDAY SUNDAY
Citadel Medieval Society Dressing of a Knight Presentation 10:45am 10:45am
Cleaning in the 14th Century Presentation 12:45pm 12:45pm
Companie Draco Routiers Castle Shield Tree Ceremony Presentation 10:30am 10:30am
Preparing a Lady for Tournament Presentation 12:00pm 12:00pm
Company of the Phoenix Medieval Board Games Workshop 2:30pm
Fingerloop Braiding Workshop 12:00pm
Eslite d’Corps Unusual weapons of the 14th century Presentation 12:45pm 2:45pm
Apothecary, Herbalism and Alchemy Presentation 2:45pm 12:45pm
Horses, Hounds, Hunters and Farmers Hunting and Trapping Presentation 2:45pm 2:45pm
Bee Keeping in the Middle Ages Presentation 12:30pm 12:30pm
Janissary Barracks Turkish cooking demonstrations Demonstration 11:00am 12 noon
Yurt construction Presentation 3:30pm
Ottoman fountains and other pious acts Presentation 11:30am
Turkish Dancing Demonstration 2:30pm 1:00pm
Karvan Saray Embroidery of the Middle East Workshop 10:45am 10:45am
Weaving Workshop Workshop 2:15pm 1:30pm
Knights of the Empire Germanica Things that go ouch in the Knight! Presentation 11:00am
St Mary’s Hospital in Jerusalem Presentation 1:00pm
“How To Train Your Teuton” Presentation 3:00pm 3:00pm
Knights of the Longdogs Feeding of the Hounds Demonstration 11:00am 11:00am
Make your Own Medieval Coin Minting Presentation 1:30pm 1:30pm
Woodworker’s Workspace Presentation 10:00am 10:00am
Blacksmiths’ Workspace Presentation 1:30pm 1:30pm
15th Century Textile Work space Workshop 10:30am 10:30am
Order of Artisans and Kindred Spirits Coppersmithing (ages 5-10 years) Workshop 10:30am 10:30am
To Veil or not to Veil Demonstration 1:45pm
Basket Weaving Workshop 1:45pm
Order of St Knud Mead Making Demonstration 12:15pm 2:30pm
Warbow Display Demonstration 12:45pm 3:00pm
Re-enacting Independently For Fun (RIFF) Candle Dipping Demonstration 1:30pm 1:30pm
Butter Churning Demonstration 10:30am 10:30am

EARLY RENAISSANCE AND MULTI PERIOD GROUPS

GROUP EXPERIENCE TYPE  SATURDAY SUNDAY
Historia Persian Martial Arts Demonstration Demonstration 11:30am 11:30am
Prima Spada School of Fence Beginner’s course  (3 times daily) Workshop 11am | 2pm |3pm 11am | 12:30pm | 1:30pm
Women in History Making of Lancaster Rose Presentation 10:30am 10:30am
Bardic Harpress Presentation 3:30pm 3:30pm
Secret Women’s Business of St Joan of Arc Presentation 11:00am 11:00am
Sea Shanties – Sing-along Presentation 2:15pm
Costumes & Calligraphy – A Journey through Time Presentation 1:30pm 1:30pm

*The program is subject to change as necessary without notice.