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Medieval Banquet Tickets – nearly all gone!

The Medieval Banquets of the 2013 Abbey Medieval Festival!

Now THIS is a banquet of a distinct style!

Medieval Style of Course.  Authentic Medieval Style.  Just for you (and for us too as we enjoy it so much)

Have you got your tickets yet?

Last year we heeded your calls, and planned for two Medieval Banquets in our Abbey Medieval Festival event this year.  Thank goodness we did. We’ve already sold heaps of tickets, and there are not too many left.
I just thought I’d give you a heads-up before they all run out as they always do every year.

Medieval entertainment combines with all the elements of our Abbey Medieval Festival's Medieval Banquet to create an extraordinaryily unique experience for our guests.

Photo: David deGroot. The Medieval Banquet 2012.

It’s the attraction of the atmosphere of our Banquet that actually creates some of the disappointment some of you experience every year.  The intimacy of our gathering limits our seating numbers; this is great for everyone who manages to acquire a ticket – and not so good for those who didn’t quite get their tickets in time.

Of course, one needs clothing for a Medieval night out.  We’ve an on-going series of blog posts right now, as well as some we presented last year.  {You could use our search button on the top right-hand of our site, or follow one of the category listings beside these posts.}  There is much info to be found on our Facebook page as well for you.

And before we start with the whole reason of the Banquet  {the food 🙂 }, should you need a run-down of authentic Medieval style etiquette, then this beauty of a post is not to be missed.    The intricacies of participating in an authentic Medieval presentation of foods require Medieval arts and skills and finesse when dining.  This post will both enlighten and entertain you.

Bring on the Food!

The Menu!

Goodness me.  Just reading the menu is enough to fill me for half a day.  Vegetarians will be really pleased that they will be able to be feeling as resplendent as their fellow diners.  Two removes no less – and each a feast in itself.  And then of course, there is the Issue to balance and finish the meal.

And as always, while the banquet is underway there is entertainment galore to be had.

The Experience of a Medieval Banquet.

Without giving too much away – we work hard to make each year’s Medieval Banquet not only memorable but unique in its own way – I can show you  some highlights from last year.Serving the centre piece of Abbey Tournament Medieval Banquet 2012

There will be our famous Medieval Banquet Subtlety.  This extraordinary dish is handcrafted for the Medieval Banquet each year and the designs are getting more amazing every time.  Here is the 2012 subtlety.

Dining by candle-light, you will be entertained  in true medieval style with authentic music and a show  hosted by our own MC.

And to top it all off you have of course, our amazing volunteer contingent whose entire pleasure all night is providing for your delight!

Don’t miss out!  Here is where you get your tickets.

 

 

Music and Dancing at The Medieval Carnivale

Come and enjoy the Music and Dancing at the Medieval Carnivale! Some of you may have heard the jolly Medieval musicians Praxis delighting the crowds with a mixture of Medieval Instruments including the Recorder, Shawn, Gems Horn and of course the magical Hurdy Gurdy!

Bring your dancing shoes to The Medieval Carnivale and join in on the fun that will delight all the merry folk from around the Abbey Tournament. The night will be filled with the fabulous sounds of Medieval Times as the whimsical Fire Twirlers put on an exciting show for the Carnivale. Hear the Gypsy drummers pound away at the drum skins in celebration as horses gallop through the arena.

Bringing Down The Barricades At The Carnivale!

Once the spectacular Medieval Carnivale show is over be prepared to leave your seats as the barricades are taken down for you to dance for the last half an hour to the medieval sounds of Praxis. This is the only occasion public will be allowed into the Jousting Arena! Don’t miss out on this exciting night, be a part of Abbey Medieval History as the first Medieval Carnivale Night is celebrated in style. Wear your Saturday best, find a mask to wear if you wish, or just turn up with your dancing shoes and your Friars Folly Tavern money!

Will You Be Dancing At The Medieval Carnivale?

The sounds of a Medieval Band are hard to ignore as they take you back to a time where music had to be played to be heard! Medieval music was made to be uplifting in times of celebration and was always heard at special occasions. The Medieval Carnivale will be no exception to that rule! Come and enjoy the Carnivale Music and all the festivities to be had in The Jousting Arena on this Saturday evening.

Don’t be left out as the Carnivale comes to Abbeystowe, have your ticket ready as the gates open up at 5pm and be ready to be delighted in Fabulous Medieval Style!