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New Ticket Prices for 2016

Are you ready for the Abbey Medieval Festival 2016?! We certainly are! So to get you started, we would love to give you some information on the ticket prices for this year. Tickets will on sale VERY SOON, so make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know! The Festival will run, […]

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Meet Our New Event Manager!

With the Abbey Medieval Festival coming up again in July, we’d like to introduce to you our new, wonderful and very excited Event Manager for the Festival, Colleen Ogilvie!   A little from Colleen about herself, her life, and what about the Festival and her job that she loves! “So, a little bit of ‘goss’ […]

Are you our Graphic Designer for the 2016 Festival?

COMPETITION TIME! APPLY NOW to win the opportunity to become our official volunteer Graphic Designer of the 2016 Abbey Medieval Festival! How: 1. Submit your concept design for the 2016 Abbey Medieval Festival Poster using image/s from our 2015 gallery on this website before the 23rd of October to marketing@abbeytournament.com 2. Include in your submission […]

Kids are King

Kids are King The Abbey Medieval Festival is the perfect outing for kids. It’s a Must Do for your calendar this year. If you choose to do one special thing with your little people in 2015, this should be it. Why? Let me tell you a story. Not far from the Abbey Museum, about an […]

Win an ipad mini at the Abbey

Win an ipad mini at the Abbey thanks to our sponsors North Harbour It is simple, let your kids enter the colour in competition, simply by colouring in this castle here, enter by dropping the picture/entry in to the North Harbour stand at Downtown Abbey, the sponsor village before you get to the gates, and […]

Kids Dressing up for the Abbey Medieval Festival

Does your youngster dream of being a knight in shining armour or the famous Robin Hood or one of his merry men? Are you bringing them to the Abbey Medieval Festival to fulfill their dreams?  If so I guess you are dressing them up in a little cotehardi and tights or pretend armour and helmet. […]

NEW to this year’s Abbey Medieval Festival!

Whether you’re new to the Abbey Medieval Festival or attend every year, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever! Along with old favourites such as the jousting, the Turkish oil wrestling, the amazing food, the talented re-enactors and the stalls with their Medieval wares, this year’s Festival program has more to […]

Why you don’t need to love Game of Thrones

Do you love Game of Thrones? It’s epic, it’s awesome, it’s…everywhere! But, do you have to love it to enjoy the Abbey Medieval Festival? Of course not! The festival celebrates many of the things in life we enjoy today. Fine food, beer, wine, expert jewellery making and exquisite art works, music and dancing are just […]

How to host your own Medieval Banquet

HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN MEDIEVAL BANQUET… When planning to host your very own Medieval Banquet there are a few essential ingredients that are not difficult to do and yet will create an experience out-of-time that will wow your guests. Firstly, the table setting…. What “goes” and what are the “nos”? When setting a table […]