Main Timetable

The main timetable is the same for both Saturday and Sunday.

Joust Arena

  • Grand Parade

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  • Jousting Tournament

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    Experience the St Ives International Solid Lance Tournament! - Morning Session

  • Full Flight Birds of Prey Show

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    Full Flight will be offering demonstrations of this unique hunting technique that has grown into an art form.

  • Viking Battle

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    Will the weary Westerners successfully defend themselves or will the mighty Varangian Guard squash their rebellion? Witness the fury of Viking battle.

  • Costume Competition

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    ARMSTREET AUSTRALIA invite you to don that peasant smock and lace up your bodice to look the part at the Faire. At 1pm assemble next to the Royal Box (North end) of the Joust Arena for judging. Prizes for adults and chldren,

  • Knight's Foot Tournament

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    Knights in full plate armour take the field on foot to do great deeds of arms. Clad in their heraldic colours, they fight with blunted weapons to demonstrate their skill, bravery, courtesy and nobility.

  • Hunt Display

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    Follow the exploits of Young Sir Darrell as he takes his beloved lady Lisa on a medieval hunt within the kingdoms forests. See the Sir Darrell’s well honed skills for hunting the boar, deer and wolf with bow, lance, sword, hound and bird.

  • Kingdom of Heaven Tournament

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    Christian knights of the Holy Lands meet in Jerusalem for a Round Table tournament. Symbolic of the legendary round table of King Arthur, knights compete in single combat and mass melee. They risk life and limb to prove their worth to the King of Jerusalem.

  • Jousting Tournament

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    Experience the St Ives International Solid Lance Tournament! - Afternoon Session. Sunday Grand FInal

  • Event closes

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Battle Field

  • Trebuchet

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    The Juvenis of Accendo Sarcolagos re-enactment group invite you to witness this violently simple war machine at work, firing watermelons the show is not to be missed.

  • Archery Show

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    Experience the power of the Longbow, as expert archers unleash war weighted arrows at armour (Both maille and plate!), demonstrating the penetrating qualities of the famous bodkin points. The Medieval Archery Society will work to dismiss some of the common myths that abound in film and tv, and also showcasing the other weaponry used in the Hundred Years War!

  • Pike and Musket Demonstration

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    A tight band of pikemen are flanked and supported by crack-shot musketeers. An effective strategy, but the Routiers must practice in order to earn their bread. Come and find out why these men-of-no-lands were so feared and respected.

  • Cannon Firing

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    Commemorative History Society and Vanguard present Medieval artillery and firing of a cannon. The bombard is an early cannon used in the 15th century

  • Pike and Musket Demonstration

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    A tight band of pikemen are flanked and supported by crack-shot musketeers. An effective strategy, but the Routiers must practice in order to earn their bread. Come and find out why these men-of-no-lands were so feared and respected.

  • Archery Show

    -

    Experience the power of the Longbow, as expert archers unleash war weighted arrows at armour (Both maille and plate!), demonstrating the penetrating qualities of the famous bodkin points. The Medieval Archery Society will work to dismiss some of the common myths that abound in film and tv, and also showcasing the other weaponry used in the Hundred Years War!

  • Cannon Firing

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    Commemorative History Society and Vanguard present Medieval artillery and firing of a cannon. The bombard is an early cannon used in the 15th century

  • Trebuchet

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    The Juvenis of Accendo Sarcolagos re-enactment group invite you to witness this violently simple war machine at work, firing watermelons the show is not to be missed.

  • Event closes

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Village Green

  • Glima Viking Wrestling Tournament with Einherjar

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    Glíma is a term to describe the ancient Scandinavian martial art which was practised without weapons in the warrior society of the Viking age and medieval times. Dark ages re-enactors will be demonstrating how Glìma is practised and kept alive to this day.

  • C14/15th Fighting Techniques with Company of St Christopher

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    The Company of St Christopher will demonstrate a variety unarmed and armed document-able fighting techniques from Masters of the 14th and 15th Century. Demonstrations through the day will include unarmed fighting, dagger, messer, long-sword and poleaxe.

  • Medieval Dance Workshop with Wayward

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    Fun, easy historic dances for all ages.

  • How a Knight Shall Be Armed with JOAS

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    See the differences in arming 14th and 15th century Knights in full armour and get an intro to harnischfechten - the art of fighting in full armour

  • A Year in the Life of a Peasant with The Revolting Peasants

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    Follow the changing seasons in the lives of medieval peasants

  • The Saxon Witan Court with NEMAS

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    Recreating a 7th Century Migration era court in a period when the early Germanic invaders were struggling to secure their rule on post Roman Britain. Join the Saxon Queen as she receives tribute, dispenses justice and puts her warriors through their paces.

  • Varangian Guard Battle Training with Rusland

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    Watch the elite guard of the Byzantine Emperor train using a variety of period weapons and techniques.

  • C17th Polish Sabre Duelling with Miklagard

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    Some fencing styles use a tight grip and a hammer fist, others, geometry and leverage. The Sabre, on the other hand, a ballistic steel arc; hurled with precision and passion in a dangerous game of judgement! Learn what they mean by a ‘windmill’ - and how a pinkie finger can kill - in this skilled demonstration of the infamous 17th century Polish cross-cutting school of Sabre.

  • C14/15th Fighting Techniques with Company of St Christopher

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    The Company of St Christopher will demonstrate a variety unarmed and armed document-able fighting techniques from Masters of the 14th and 15th Century. Demonstrations through the day will include unarmed fighting, dagger, messer, long-sword and poleaxe.

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Village Pavilion

  • Knights of the Scotts War with Conroi

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    Get up close with the weapons and armour of Scottish Knights! Try out the amour and hear the stories of Robert the Bruce and Edward Longshanks, Hammer of the Scotts.

  • Medieval Enamelling with Conroi

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    Learn about an art of decoration whereby metal objects are given a vitreous glaze that is fused onto the surface by intense heat to create a brilliantly coloured decorative effect.

  • Try Fingerloop Braiding with Company of the Phoenix

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    Try your hand at making your own braided medieval cords of various colours, patterns, shapes and sizes

  • So You Want To Try Out Living History?

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    Learn about the Australian living history movement, the basics of the hobby and how to decide the right group for you.

  • Medieval Surgery with Medicinae Historia

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    The 12th century saw revolutionary new medical knowledge reaching Europe from the Middle East. See how the latest surgical knowledge was applied.

  • Viking Grooming with Blackpool

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    A Scandinavian bachelor is taken from drab to fab in preparation for his upcoming nuptials. A demonstration of Scandinavian grooming practices and fashions.

  • Introduction to Gregorian Chant with Schola Cantorum

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    Short discussion on: History of the chant, the 13th Century notation, Latin pronunciation. Brief mention of technique in singing chant and a chance to learn some simple chant melodies. And a chance to hear Schola Cantorum sing chant.

  • Playing Medieval Board Games with Company of the Phoenix

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    Learn to play medieval boardgames, how they are different to today\'s games, and how they are similar

  • Women's Home Remedies of the Twelfth Century with Miklagard

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    The Trotula was a text on women\'s medicine, compiled in the twelfth century and spread throughout Europe, bringing practical medical instructions into the home.

  • Lives of the Pilgrims with The Pilgrims of Canterbury

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    Gather and hear tales of the lives and travels of fourteenth century pilgrims

  • Beowulf and Epic Poetry with Miklagard

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    Written in Anglo Saxon, this Legend survived fire and a millennium to reach us today. As the self proclaimed mightiest warrior of the Viking-Age, Beowulf would be pleased. After all; he ripped off arms to earn it. Meet fell-beasts (and their mothers), and learn why Anglo-Saxons loved to talk (and how). There may be Dragons. There\'s certainly a story.

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Village In-Camp

  • Musical Instruments of the Viking Age (Bjarni's house in Early Village)

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    Meet the luthier - stringed instrument maker - and learn about the instruments of the Viking age, how they were made and how they were played

  • Morning Prayers, Blessing of the Pilgrims and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)

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    Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and morning prayers in Latin. The pilgrims will be blessed before they set out for the Holy places in Jerusalem.

  • Making Butter and Cheese with Miklagard (In Early Village)

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    How do you keep your dairy, meat and vegetables fresh without a fridge? You\\\'ll learn how our ancestors processed fresh foods to make them last.

  • Make Medieval Fabric Buttons with Rosalie's Medieval Woman (in C14th Village)

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    Try your hand at making fabric buttons.

  • Minstrels and their Instruments with Wayward (in Templar Camp)

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    Learn about various historic hurdy gurdies, bagpipes, shawms, recorders, flutes and percussion instruments. Discover the history and development of the each instrument and the life of a medieval minstrel

  • Afternoon Prayer and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)

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    Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and afternoon prayers in Latin

  • Viking Trade with Blackpool (in Early Village)

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    Viking wealth didn\'t just come from pillaging. Learn about the trade goods carried by the vikings and the routes they used to profit from their seafaring.

  • Scribes, Inks & Feathers with Conroi (in C14th Village)

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    Learn about the simple tools used to create the written word before pens, try out the quills yourself and hear about the messages passed down to us in the margins.

  • Who are the Byzantines? with Miklagard (in Early Village)

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    Twin stone walls, a chain across the bay, a great fleet spitting fire... Byzantium stood for a thousand years, but few of us have heard the name. Step inside the bustle of an officers tents and find out who - or what - was a Byzantine?

  • Viking Field Surgery with Fire and Steel (in Early Village)

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    The sagas have much to teach us about how the Vikings treated their wounded after battle

  • From Fibre to Cloth with Vlachernai (in Early Village)

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    A hands-on experience with the tools and process of creating medieval cloth from raw fibres

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Entertainment Program

Lyric Green Stage Market Stage Roving Performers
9.00 – 9.45 Torin 10.00 – 10.15 Sydney Madrigal Choir Feldergast the Fool
10.00 – 10.45 Praxis 10.15 – 10.45 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Norton Street Players MapMoyle the Mynstrel
11.00 – 11.45 Pastance 10.45 – 11.00 Black Joak Morris Dancers University of Sydney Madrigal Choir
11.45 – 12.15 Black Joak Morris Dancers Workshop 11.00 – 11.30 Medieval Matt Workshop Challis Choir
12.30 – 1.15 Praxis 11.30 – 11.45 University of Sydney Madrigal Choir Black Joak Morris Dancers
1.30 – 2.15 Pastance 11.45 – 12.15 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Norton Street Players Pastance
2.30 – 3.15 Wayward 12.15 – 12.45 MapMoyle Tin Whistle Workshop Praxis
3.30 – 4.15 Torin 12.45 – 1.15 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Norton Street Players Wayward
1.15 – 1.30 University of Sydney Madrigal Choir St Ives North Public School Flutes
1.30 – 1.45 Black Joak Morris Dancers
1.45– 2.15 Medieval Matt Workshop
2.15 – 2.45 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Norton Street Players
2.45 – 3.00 Black Joak Morris Dancers
3.00 – 3.15 Feldergast
3.30 – 4.00 Praxis