RETURNING 23/24 SEPTEMBER 2017

We are excited to announce that the St Ives Medieval Faire will be returning in 2017! Early bird tickets and program info will be available soon, but until then, revisit your favourite memories of 2016. If you had a great time, think about rating us on Facebook or Google. Be sure to join the mailing list below to get access to early bird prices and special offers.

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This year’s historical village was populated by 350 of Australia’s highest quality re-enactors from 23 clubs from around Australia and New Zealand. A viking battle, crusader tournament and knightly deed of arms wowed crowds with displays of courage and valour. The mighty trebuchet catapult flung watermelons across a field to explode on impact. Full Flight Birds of Prey Centre demonstrated hawking with their trained birds while the whistle of warbow arrows and the fire and smoke of muskets and cannon filled the air.

The St Ives Tournament joust was contested with historical solid lances with sharp coronel tips. Eight of the world’s top jousters, on specially trained Australian horses, vied for the champion’s medal. Riders from Norway, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand jousted their way into the finals with Australian Cliff Mirasma winning the final in a heavy-hitting clash against Arne Koets. Cliff is a relative newcomer, jousting for only 2 years, but he has charged onto the scene to top a world class field at St Ives. Demonstrating the emerging interest in the sport the Joust was shown live on Fox Sports.

Over 300 people came to a feast the night before the faire to experience medieval cuisine in a candlelit hall with their host, Lord Herald Blair Martin, and a dazzling array of musician, jugglers, acrobats and entertainers.

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Activities and Attractions

Jousting

Birds of Prey

Trebuchet

Medieval Village

Costume Competition

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