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Abbey Medieval Festival

Caboolture and Morayfield
July 6th at 9:00am
from $21.79

Step back in time and witness all things Medieval at the annual Abbey Medieval Festival. This is the world's biggest, most authentic, annual medieval re-enactment in the southern hemisphere, a truly immersive medieval experience that transports festival-goers back to the days of kings, Vikings, fair maidens, knights and peasants and has been hosted in Moreton Bay since 1988.

Watch as brave knights take to the lists in the joust, be captivated by the hypnotic belly dancers in action, meander through the 70 medieval-inspired market stalls, pick up medieval skills at one of the workshops for artisans or tradesmen, visit the camps to learn first-hand how medieval people traveled, lived and interacted as family and tribal groups, among much more immersive fun.

In 2024, the Abbey Medieval Festival will return on 6th and 7th July! Mark your calendar, share the news with your friends and stay tuned for more details to be released soon!

What to Expect

  • Authentic medieval jousting
  • Medieval encampments of Vikings, Ottoman Turks, Medieval Knights and more
  • Medieval demonstrations – dog training, sword skills, falconry, Turkish oil wrestling and much more
  • Medieval re-enactments – castle sieges, Gregorian chants, historical combat, a 14th century knighting ceremony (held Tournament Eve Friday at Abbey Church) and more
  • A medieval banquet
  • New re-enactment villages (Crusader quarter and redesigned Dark Ages)
  • New Choosing of the Champions will take place during the closing ceremony
  • Archery competitions
  • Artisan and tradesman workshops
  • Fashion parades and costume competitions for adults and children
  • Authentic Food and drink stalls
  • Roving performers
  • Medieval music and bands
  • Kids entertainment – jugglers, puppetry, storytelling and much more
  • Entertainment across the following venues - Stag Inn, The Common, Pageant Wagon, Castle Arena, Joust Arena, Kids’ Kingdom, Wrestling pit, and Abbey Church/Museum
  • Arts, crafts, gowns, garlands, armour and weaponry stalls and displays
  • ATM and toilet facilities are available (yes - there are some perks to celebrating all things Medieval in the 'modern-day'

Friday Family Fun Day

Have you ever wanted to explore the Abbey Medieval Festival but quite sure what all the fuss is about?

Discover the best of the Festival with the brand new a sensory-friendly Friday Family Fun day experience.

Featuring all the crowd favourites, including the Moreton Bay Medieval Joust Championship, Birds of Prey, combat demonstrations, story telling, workshops, and live performers.

A number of encampments will be open to the public with activities and presentations, whilst others will be demonstrating their set-up process, so you can watch the village come to life from afar.

The kids can get hands on with our Archery range or make their own shield in our Kids Kingdom. It’s perfect for families who want more engagement and kid-friendly activities without the sensory overstimulation, or for those wanting a ‘taste’ of the Festival experience.

Event Details

When: Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July

Abbeystowe gates open at 8:30am both days

Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1 – 63 The Abbey Place (off Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture

Who: All ages (family-friendly event)

Getting there: Free buses operate from Caboolture Train Station and on-site car parking is available.

Tickets: Tickets SOLD OUT FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - ONLY Family Fun Friday Remain

More information: Contact Abbey Medieval Museum on 5495 1652, or email eventmanager@abbeytournament.com

Stay up to date with the festival developments by checking the Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook page.

Program subject to change

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