Drawing the best Medieval Re-enactors, Australia-wide
The Abbey Medieval Festival annually attracts re-enactment groups from across Queensland and Australia. These groups are dedicated to re-enacting medieval life from Europe and the Near East from 600-1600. The Abbey Medieval Festival wouldn’t be the same without these authentic, professional re-enactors, and we’re proud to be among Australia’s best re-enactment events.
Medieval Re-enactments, crafts and attractions
With a passion for history they enjoy learning the arts, crafts and skills from the different eras and medieval cultures they re-enact. Skills include making armour, swordsmanship, jousting, costuming, spinning, weaving, pottery, heraldry, inkle loom weaving, music and instruments such as the lute, hurdy gurdy, shawn and medieval bagpipes.
Re-enactors perform over two days in many of the arenas including jousting, tournament and battles on the Castle Field, archery displays and cannon fire.
Making our Festival more historically accurate
Our Re-enactors commit many hours to ensure the quality of their presentation and performance and when they attend the festival they set up encampments of brightly coloured pavilions, or the A-framed Viking tents.
Visitors to the encampments will see history come alive as Reenactors cook traditional meals over open fires or in roughly made ovens. Playing Ancient board games such as the fox and the goose or making braid on a lucet. Unlike Medieval LARP and Cosplay enthusiasts who are passionate about re-enacting a particular battle or scene from a piece of popular culture, our re-enactors aim for an historically accurate and authentic experience.
The Abbey Museum is committed to providing the most authentic Medieval Experience for our festival visitors. The groups who attend are encouraged to attain high standards of historical accuracy on all levels.
Check out the re-enactment groups who have attended in the past!