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Tickets to the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend are available to purchase at the entry gates on the day.

Ticket prices and details, including age ranges for children and valid concession tickets can be found below.

At the gateDay passWeekend pass
Under 5 yearsFreeFree

Ticket information

Concession ticket

Patrons with valid pension, student, health care, and Government seniors cards are able to purchase a concession ticket. Please have the relevant card ready to present at the Festival gate.

NB the National Seniors Card does not qualify for a concession ticket.

Child ticket

The age range for a child ticket is 5 to 15 years.

Family ticket

A family ticket covers 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 5 to 15 years).

Carer ticket

Patrons with an official Companion Card, accompanied by a Carer, pay Concession price and their Carer receives free general ticket admission. Card must be presented at the gate. Not valid for VIP or Banquet tickets.

NB Queensland Government Carers Business Discount Card does not qualify for free entry.

VIP tickets

Learn more about VIP ticket prices.

Abbey Museum Friends

Abbey Museum Friends can purchase tickets to the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend at a discounted rate of 50% of the gate price. This doesn’t include VIP tickets.

To take advantage of this offer, phone the Museum Office on 07 5495 1652 to purchase tickets. Please have your membership number ready.

Terms and conditions of entry

Read the full terms and conditions of your ticket purchase and entry to the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Event details

The Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend will be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019.

Read our visitor information to plan your trip to Abbeystowe, the grounds of the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Gates for pre-paid and VIP ticket holders open at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

Gates open at 9:00am for patrons purchasing tickets on the day of the event.

Market stalls are open and encampments are on display from when the gates open. The festival program starts with the Opening Ceremony at 9:30 at the Castle Arena, entertainment at the other performing venues will start after the ceremony.

The Abbey Medieval Festival closes at 4:30pm each day.

History, entertainment, food and more

With a marketplace with food, wares and craft demonstrations, 2 taverns, 8 entertainment venues, over 40 re-enactment encampments, the Abbey Medieval Festival has something for everyone.


The Joust is 1 of the 5 tournaments of the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend. The joust is run 3 times each day; 11am, 1pm and 2:45pm. Online pre-paid ticket purchasers are able to reserve 1 joust from our website upon checkout.

The Joust is a sell-out attraction of the Abbey Medieval Festival, and we encourage pre-paid ticket sales for this reason. Patrons purchasing tickets at the gates can pick up a free joust token at the booth located near the entry to the Joust Arena.

The Abbey Marketplace

Did you know that our food vendors follow our mission for historical accuracy and only sell food that would have been available during the middle ages? This level of detail just adds to the experience of the Abbey Medieval Festival. Check out our Festival map to see what merchant, craft and food stalls will be at the 2019 Festival.

Festival program

The Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament weekend program is now online! The program covers the 6 performing venues and 3 tournament venues of Abbeystowe, plus there’s the activities at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Abbey Church!

Read more about the must-see Knighting Ceremony that takes place by candlelight on Friday 12 July at the Abbey Church. You can also learn about the re-enactment groups who work and train hard to recreate history for Festival visitors, and the 5 official tournaments of the Abbey Medieval Festival.

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