As we prepare for the opening of our Faire, we receive messages from hundreds of patrons asking for a lot of the same information. Here is a really quick F.A.Q., answering a lot of the basic questions that we get frequently:

What time does the event open?

Car parks open at 8:30am at the Showground and HART Driver training.

Gates open at 9am and will be closed at 6pm. 

What is the first Program item?

The Grand Parade at 10am is the first official event,  but food and vendor stalls will be open from 9am

Is the Faire  accessible?

The Faire has a variety of surface,  including asphalt, grass and gravel. The showground is relatively flat however the event is spread out.  Additional accessible toilet facilities are included at the event

Accessible parking will be available near the entry. The Companion card is also welcome at the event.

What tickets are available?

Day tickets – single day tickets are avaialble for either Saturday or Sunday

Two day tickets  – There is a lot to see at the Faire and a 2 day pass will ensure you get to see it all. 

When will the full program be available?

The full program will be available by Monday 3 September. The main program will be basically the same each day at the Joust Arena and the Battlefield.  Some musicians will appear on one day only.   The winner of the International Solid Joust Tournament will be announced and presented with the St Ives Medallion by the Mayor on Sunday 23 September.  A copy of the 2017 program will give you an good idea of the main items

Is there Parking close to the Faire?

Parking will be on the Showground and also at Hart Driving Centre across Mona Vale Road for people coming from the Northern Beaches. A shuttle bus will take people from Hart to the Showground. All will be signposted.  To assist in traffic flow, we will have no pre-booked parking this year. A parking fee will be charged on exit or can be purchased from the box office on the day.

All event buses are free!!

Can I bring food and Drink to the Faire?

You are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch and soft drinks to the Faire. Alcohol is strictly prohibited however.

Can I bring my dog to the Faire?

We are happy for you to bring your dogs to the faire if they remain on a leash at all times. If you plan on watching the Jousting we advise you not to bring your pets as pets are not permitted anywhere near the joust in case they spook the horses.

Can I smoke at the Faire?

There is NO SMOKING permitted on the site.