St Ives Showground: 450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives.
The St Ives Medieval Faire takes place in the St Ives Showground, nestled just south of the majestic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Only half an hour’s drive from Sydney’s North Shore, you’ll be travelling back in time in no time.
As Mona Vale Road is a State Road We must observe RMS requirements for traffic control and safety so all cross turning lanes will be closed and a 60km hour section placed outside the event. In future years we hope to have signals at the site.
Nearest Station is Gordon Station on the Northern Line
The easiest way to get to the Faire is to take public transport with our 2018 transport partner Forest Coach Lines.
We will have extra buses in 2019 to assist travel from the station and carparks due to the poularity of the event.
Gordon Station Shuttle.
There will be FREE buses running to and from the Faire from Gordon Station. The bus route will run to the Faire from Gordon Train Station (Werona Avenue side not the bus Interchange) from 8.30am on both Saturday and Sunday; and from the Fair return to Gordon Train Station from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. (bus service every 15 min till 1pm).
There is ample unrestricted parking near the Station.
If you are close to a bus stop along Mona Vale Road, you can signal the shuttle bus and hop on after Bupa on Mona Vale Road. Click here to see a map of the route.
You can also travel by the local bus network. Click here to see the network map for Forest Coaches however as a contracted service toy will need your OPAL card and to pay.
Regilar services operate from Mona Vale, Gordon and Macquarie University (route 196 and 197)
Loop Bus Service – Austlink / St Ives / Wildflower Garden/ Showground
A FREE loop bus service will operate from Austlink to Showground via St Ives (north) both days
From 8:30am stop at (Minna Close). Bus will travel along Mona Vale Road (to Woodbury Avenue, Acron Road, Ayres Road )and then eastbound along Mona Vale Road (pick up at stops from Hassell Park to Wildflower Garden to the Showground then will return to Austlink.
Best service for Northern Beaches 196 Change at Austlink – Minna Close for this direct event Bus.
Regular Forest Routes 260,270,L70,284 can walk down to Narrabung Way, west of Supacentre roundabout to catch this bus.
Driving to the Faire
Carparks open at 8:30am each day and a pay on exit system has been introduced to assist entry and traffic.
Showground parking $15 per day. (2000 car capacity)
HART driver training (opposite – $10 per day per vehicle) (Mini shuttle bus transfer to the showground we have 6 buses operating) (900 car capcity)
Paid parking will be AVAILABLE at the Showground, until capacity is reached and at the HART Driving School opposite each day, with a free shuttle bus available to take you from the carpark to the showground.
Accessible spots will be avaialble near the front gate as well as a drop off zone.
Where to stay?
If you’re coming from out of town and need somewhere to rest your head overnight, you can see the various accommodation options here.