This year the Abbey Medieval Festival will be welcoming Red Gargoyle for the 9th Year running I thought it would be very fitting to write an article on my Mother’s business that has been renowned for it’s Abbey support and presence, which I have also been an active part in. My mother Linda first attended […]
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These are the top 3 reasons why you should buy Abbey Medieval Festival tickets online. 1) Be an early bird! Everybody loves to save a few gold coins! By booking your Abbey Medieval Festival tickets online between the 1st February 2015 and the 30th April 2015 you can take advantage of our early bird prices. Why not do […]
Where do you think our International Jousting Competitor will be coming from in 2015? Should we make a game of it? 5th person to correctly guess receives a special discounted entry to the festival!
What’s New to the Abbey Medieval Banquet in 2015? • The banquet is being held in celebration of a gift of an important relic from the King to the people of Abbeystowe • The relic has been brought back from the Holy Land. And is of such great importance that it is expected that many […]
July 12, 2015 – July 12, 2015 | Register Description: This is a ticketed venue inside the gates of the Abbey Medieval Festival, patrons pay $4 for a seat at the joust in addition to the Festival entry. There are 4 jousts a day each one lasting about 30 minutes. Considered by many to be […]
A Jouster’s Experience By Lady Elizabeth Brown, Moonlight Manor Horse Riding So…. how did the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular go – some of you have been asking …… It was FANTASTIC!! A little history on my own jousting career: I have been involved with jousting for a decade, but my jousting spiralled down & […]
Accommodation G20 weekend is still available in and near the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular Venue. The list below was compiled at 11am, Tuesday the 11th of November, to assist our patrons to organise their G20 weekend accommodation when travelling to see the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular. Please contact providers directly to make your bookings. 1 […]
Tournaments and jousts were often held as part of the celebrations of important events in the late Middle Ages through to the Renaissance, and frequently the terms were interchangeable. It may seem strange today but kings and princes prided themselves on their martial ability, and enjoyed putting their prowess to the test at these events. […]
List of Winners are updated!!!!! 11th November 2014 Congratulations and thanks to; Kat Curtis – Two Tickets Mads Manx – two tickets Nerissa Rowen – 1 ticket James Collins – 2 tickets Paul Ferris – 2 tickets Please email Brett@ourvillage.com.au to redeem your tickets before Wednesday 12th of November 4pm. Last Week’s Winners; Today is […]
Clifford Formosa is a professional equestrian with a lifetime of experience. Born in Malta, he moved to Australia more than 30 years ago and, since settling here, has become a rider and trainer of National renown. Clifford has studied classical horsemanship with Fernando Elveras, competed as a rodeo bull rider and for the past twelve […]
Sarah started jousting in 2008 after seeing a tournament at a festival in NSW. Having always been attracted to all things medieval, jousting immediately caught her attention and instantly became her passion….it remains her passion seven years later. In 2010 she made my first trip to Europe to joust in Belgium. Since then, she has […]
The year is 1400 and you are welcomed to the the celebration that marks the marriage of Antonio Del Rosa to the Lady Annelise von Blau. Antonio Del Rosa is the eldest son of the Del Rosa family, a noble household from the southern Tyrol region of northern Italy. Much to the dismay of his […]
Many people know the name Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Heath Ledger’s portrayal of a character adopting that name in the 2001 movie, A Knight’s Tale.The story of the real Ulrich von Liechtenstein is much more dramatic and bizarre than the Hollywood version. The real Ulrich was born probably in the year 1200 in Styria, Austria, roughly about 150 years […]
Dressed to Kill- Medieval Armour Here is a short guide to medieval armour so that you can impress your friends at the Abbey Medieval Joust Spectacular with your extensive knowledge on the subject. Mail/maille: You will see lots of this stuff as it was one of the most common forms of armour in the medieval […]
So who wants to volunteer at The Pilgrim’s Cofyn? And no it is not what you think!! Roles are being allocated for the volunteers for the Jousting Spectacular. Each role showing itself to be a GREAT opportunity to have some medieval fun with other volunteers and patrons throughout the night. I can just see our ‘Pedlars’ having […]
To celebrate the up and coming Medieval Jousting Spectacular, this blog post is all about food and drink in the Middle Ages! We love Medieval Food and it is always a big drawcard for visitors to our events. As with any historical period, what a person ate and drank depended on how rich they […]
Second in our Jouster’s Profile series is Vikki Subritzky! Lady Victoria Subritzky hails from Northland New Zealand. She is from a distinguished line of noble Polish mounted warriors, and wears light armour very similar to what her fierce ancestor Jan Sobieski wore in the Great Battle of Grunwald. There, the combined armies of the Kingdom […]
First Nation acknowledgement
The Abbey Medieval Festival respects and acknowledges the Kabi Kabi First Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the Festival stands. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.