Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all gallant Sir Knights of the Realm, to the thrilling joust of their lifetime at the Blacktown Medieval Fayre!
M’ Ladies are also invited to attend this spectacle of strength, skill and honour, watching their chosen knight represent them in combat wearing their coloured scarves.
All who attend this monumental gathering will not be disappointed as there is something for everyone including feasting, stalls to pick up your own weapons of choice, armour or anything else to do with the medieval period in history.. People can be transported to the site by way of public conveyance from Blacktown Station.
Children can try their hand at sword combat becoming small “knights-in-training”, then purchase their own sword and shield set handcrafted in wood to continue their practical skills at home..
Flags fly in the breeze with medieval ladies and knights abound in Nurragingy Reserve Doonside where entry is free and food and souvenirs stalls are aplenty! Or take along your picnic lunch and enjoy the reserve with its lake, lawns and bushland.
Immerse yourself in the medieval culture with the Birds of Prey Show, medieval displays, ancient forms of hand combat, archery, artillery, handmade arts and crafts, free camel and pony rides, a working Blacksmith Hut where all manner of iron forgings can be purchased & the not to be missed thrilling Jousting Tournament as man & their trusty steads, ride towards each other to dislodge the opponent.
We took our grandsons to the last one and they loved all the activities including a “freefly” bird show – incredible to see these magnificent birds come at call. Birds of prey have been used from the dawn of time in hunting & combat. Large wedge tail eagle didn’t fly on the day as there were too many small distractions for them around the grounds. However it was on display in a tent. We rounded off their day with a hotdog, yum!, an icecream and a wooden sword / shield set with which they immediately began sparring with one another just as they had seen the knights doing earlier.
This amazing weekend is a must for all M’Ladies, M’Lords, Sir Knights and potential Knights-in-training to see, enjoy and participate in. Provided by Blacktown Council as a community event, this is probably the only free event that has so much to see that you could spend the whole weekend without any troubles at all.
Due to Covid-19 & lock down, the 2020 Fayre has been cancelled but will go ahead in 2021, check with Blacktown Council for updates.
Also if you are coming from outside Sydney & need accommodation for next years event check here.
If people are interested in joining any of the many re enactment groups that take part in these displays & tournaments that are dedicated to these ancient fighting arts, examine the possibilities at this link. https://www.alhf.org.au/mem_grps.html