Faire affair

    For the third year the St Ives Medieval Faire returns to St Ives Showground on Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September, just in time for the school holidays.

    It kicks off on the evening of Friday 23 September with an authentic medieval feast featuring a banquet of medieval food while you’re entertained by fire jugglers, jesters and medieval music.

    St Ives Showground will be hay-strewn and hand-forged into an accurate recreation of Medieval Europe for the Faire, a significant event on the international medieval jousting calendar, attracting the world’s best jousters to do battle at the only solid wood joust tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Faire-goers can also enjoy a life-size trebuchet firing watermelons, and traditional archery demonstrations.Kid’s activities include a knight’s academy, medieval animal farm, pony rides, juggling workshops, medieval dance lessons, puppetry, craft activities and stories.

    There’s also a market with authentic crafters and artisan blacksmiths and weavers demonstrating their skills.Once you’ve worked up a sweat with all that activity, wash it down with a special release medieval beer and some authentic medieval food.

    The Faire features the largest living medieval village in Sydney with more than 230 re-enactors in groups from across the country travelling to St Ives to represent life from the Dark Ages through to the Renaissance.

    Book tickets and parking online at www.stivesmedievalfaire.com.au. Tickets also available at the gate.

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