Abbey Museum Shoppe at the festival
Where at the Abbey Medieval Festival can you find mini trebuchets? How about beautiful Turkish decorated ceramics or medieval games? Authentic medieval jewellery, scarves, figurines, carved wooden boxes, small silver jewellery caskets and a myriad of other enticing items? All at the Abbey Museum Shoppe of course!
Gifts for all ages and all budgets
Bring your gold coins and other forms of cash (no credit or plastic cards) to purchase from the tempting array of goods that you just won’t be able to decide from. A gift for a special Lady? We have a variety of items to choose from to suit any budget.
Don’t forget a souvenir of your day at the festival – check our samples! There is sure to be one to suit. Model soldiers for the student – we have a number of different sets available. Large models of medieval war engines for the DIY enthusiast – plenty to choose from. How about a Roman or Egyptian mouse mat – learn your hieroglyphics as you click on your computer! Have you tried the ball and cup game, a fiendishly difficult medieval toy that will keep the younger ones amused for hours and test the older folk as well. Bu, by far our best sellers are pencil sharpeners modelled on the trebuchet; they really work as we are happy to demonstrate for you – I suggest you get yours before they sell out.
There are two specialised stalls as well; one selling medieval hats for all ages and one selling children’s dress-up costumes including swords and shields. Also, be sure to visit the Abbey Shoppe in the Medieval Market Place which specialises in medieval games, jewellery and other medieval items for the discerning shopper.
Do make sure you include a visit to the Abbey Museum Shoppe while you are enjoying the wonderful sights, sounds and activities at the Festival – you will be amazed at the range of items we have for you to choose from!
The DELICIOUS food available each year is just one of the important parts that make The Abbey Medieval Festival the biggest and best around!
Do you have your favourites that you just can’t seem to go past like the Bacon and Eggs or the Toffee Apples?
Or are you more of a sweet tooth and find yourself drifting towards the Churros and the Profferjes?
Will you perhaps be trying something new and different this year, such as the sweet or savoury Hungarian Langos? Or maybe something from the Spanish Tapas Bar?
If you find something truly delicious (which we know you definitely will) or you would like to share your tried and tested favourites, make sure you hashtag #AbbeyFestivalFood on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – by doing this, you will be voting for the “peoples choice” for the Best Abbey Festival Stall this year.
Find some truly unique and special items at Australias biggest Medieval Marketplace!
When making your way around the Festival grounds this year, do yourself a favour and take your time exploring the Medieval Marketplace. There are treasures of all sorts to be found here, such as Medieval Furs, Beeswax Candles, Pottery, Fine Felts, and much much more!
Have your medieval portrait done, treat yourself to some fruit wine, and stop in and say hi to us at the Abbey Museum Stall while you are here!
Again, don’t forget to share your amazing finds on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by hash tagging us at #AbbeyFestivalCraft to vote for your favourite stall!
Whatever direction your taste buds take you, whatever medieval treasures you are hoping to find, you can be sure there will be something (or more than 1 somethings!) at this years Medieval Festival for you!
Official hashtags to vote for your favourite food or craft stall:
Good morrow, good people. The year 2014 carries us to the 25th anniversary of the annual Abbey Medieval Festival. This silver celebration will see the Medieval Marketplace bustling with excitement as Brave Knights, Warriors and Fair Ladies come from across the ages to choose where to spend their hard earned Gold Pieces. Fill your bellies with food from across the Middle Ages. Find the licensed taverns to enjoy medieval brews. Browse rows of markets to adorn yourselves with various medieval crafts and weaponry. All of our exciting markets will be easy to find with a two page spread in the festival program – read on to get to know what to expect from the Medieval Marketplace.
The Medieval Marketplace will be brimming with foods from the Middle Ages of Western Europe and the Near East. Imagine the scent of hot baking bread, sizzling whole pig on the spit, lamb shanks, venison, beef, chicken legs and fire grilled sausages. Now, think about a bouquet of spiced vegetables and stews cooked over a hot wood fire. Flavours that have been enjoyed for centuries all come to life at the Abbey. Foods that make the cool Abbey days warm. Taste the sweet delights that have been made with ancient recipes, all perfect for a weekend of medieval faire fun. There are options available for all diets – vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and those with a nagging sweet tooth. No need to pack a lunch, feast at the festival!
The famous Stag Inn and Friars Folly Tavern will be helping us all to celebrate in fine medieval style. The Stag Inn, found in the main market area, will be serving their renowned array of hot pies, platters and toasted mulled wine, medieval ciders and cordials in a rustic straw laden encampment, complete with fire and wooden tables. At the Jousting end of the festival you’ll find Friars Folly Tavern, positioned right next door to the musical entertainment, Friars Folly is a prime location for merriness and tasting of premium recipes of herbed beer, and it is only a stone’s throw from the Jousting Arena!
The choice of Craft and Weaponry found at the festival makes holding on to Gold Pieces even more difficult than the smell of fresh food. Be prepared to find quality medieval items ranging from superior clothing, home decor, swords, axes, helms, games, jewellery, museum souvenirs and artwork from specialist merchants with the tricks of the trade.
With all of this in mind, be sure to pick up a program at the gates. All of the stalls will be numbered on an easy to use map. The food, craft and licensed areas will be named and numbered, and speciality stalls with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options highlighted for ease of enjoyment at the festival. We are looking forward to showcasing the finest medieval merchants at the 2014 Abbey Medieval Festival. Help us celebrate the Middle Ages in all of its glory.
Your favourite Heores and Heroines from the Abbey Medieval Festival can now be a collected as trading cards. The cards are a big hit, with online orders flowing in.
The trading cards which feature heroes like the Knights Templar, Sir Liam Reilly, Alexander de Vos, Company of the Wolf, Kryal Castle, Sir Blair Martin and many more, are the first of a new range made available via the website of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. And if you order now, you can pick them up at the festival on July 6-7 at the Abbey Museum stall, ensuring you have your a wonderful souvenirs to match your favourite memories of the festival. There are 40 to collect in total, and numbers are limited. Next year it is hope the the range will be expanded. The cards are being sold for $20 per pack of five cards.