Abbey Medieval Festival

On the weekend we kept a promise to Kyle – he had seen that the Abbey Medieval Festival was coming up in July and he begged us to take him! He loves all things about the Medieval times {and Kombi Vans!} so it was a wonderful day to see him enjoying each store, every hands on display and waiting the Real Sword Fighting!

The Favorite Picture From The Day ::

Artist at the Abbey Medieval Festival 2015

OH ISNT SHE LOVELY, ISNT SHE BEAUTIFUL

I have no idea who the Artist is….I forgot to stop and find out! But this gorgeous drawing caught my eye, isn’t she a talented artist? And the lady sitting so still, having her face drawn….she is stunning. The whole thing took my breath away, it was one of those moments when you are walking bye, but then turn around to see it again cause it captures your heart.

Board Games Going Down!

No Internet No Phone

INTERESTING BOARD GAMES

Very serious Board Game going on….and there is No Phones, No Internet, NO Ipads {or Samsung Tablets} – the way life used to be! Love it. Connecting. Having Fun. Enjoying the Day. Being together with out distractions.

reading palms

PALM READING

Medieval Costume

DRESSED UP TO ENJOY THE DAY

Medieval Tents

EASY TENT TO SET UP EASY TENT TO TAKE DOWN

Sitting near the Fire Place

KYLE HAVING A REST ON A HAY BALE

Medieval Armour For Sale

MEDIEVAL ARMOUR FOR SALE

Swords for sale

SHARP LONG SWORDS BUT PLEASE DON’T TOUCH

Buy the Swords without touching them

THE SWORDS CAN’T HAVE HAND PRINTS

Tree Dancer on Stilts

MOST BEAUTIFUL TREE DANCER

It was a very cool day and yet two beautiful smiling Tree Dancers {up high on Stilts} were sharing their love, and their smiles, walking around in such thin costumes!

Jack Medieval Furrier

LIKE A FUR COAT TO KEEP YOU WARM?

These Fur Coats are so warm! But I am not sure about being comfortable enough to wear one….it was an animal and now its made into a coat? Do you own one? What are your thoughts about them?

Yummy Lunch at the Tapas Bar

LUNCH AT THE TAPAS BAR

Eating at the Tapas Bar

CAMERON LOVED HIS LUNCH CHOICES

Three different choices with Rice – Cameron chose Chicken, Garlic Mushrooms and then Caramelized Apples. Kyle chose a plate of Plain Rice!

A Lady Dressed Up For the Medieval Festival

ONE GORGEOUS COSTUME

Gypsy Dancers

WONDERFUL GYPSY DANCERS

Sword Fighting at the Festival

FANTASTIC SWORD FIGHTING

Big Catapults

MASSIVE CATAPULTS THAT BOTH BOYS LOVED

Medieval Knights Standing at Guard

ONE IS A STATUE CAN YOU WORK OUT WHICH ONE?

When we walked past these three we thought they were all statues….and then one moved, and then another!! Only one of them is a statue…yet they got so many people time and time again – every time the “Real” ones moved people walking bye would be shocked and either scream or gasp! They got our family ๐Ÿ™‚

Medieval Tents indside

LOVE INSIDE THESE TENTS

Tree Loving Costume

ANOTHER GREAT COSTUME

This gorgeous Tree Loving lady walked towards us, and let me take her Picture – Just love the costume and the details put into making it.

Take A Care

SETTING OFF THE CANNONS

When they are ready to fire the canons they yell out “Have A Care” so that you have time to cover up your Ears – its loud!

Canons set off

BIG BANG LOTS OF SMOKE

Banquet Tent

ONE OF THE TENTS INSIDE SET UP FOR A BANQUET

Cooking inside rock

COOKING INSIDE THE ROCKS WERE LOAFS OF BREAD

Sharing A Yarn

SITTING DOWN SHARING STORIES

Lamb Roast Cooking

COOKING THE DINNER THE WAY THEY USED TO

We are not sure exactly what meat this – we think it might be Lamp Roast? It sure was being cooked slowly so it would be very tender what ever it is.

Cooking Sausages on the BBQ

THE WORLDS BIGGEST BBQ

Never seen a BBQ like it – I spoke with the guy who was serving and he said that he had it shipped over from Germany – and it can cook with either wood or heat beads under neath, mind you the wood gets a bit too hot! I though it was brilliant, he said its the Worlds Most Photographed BBQ ever.

German Sausage For Kyle's Lunch

KYLE’S SECOND LUNCH

Another Medieval Camp Set Up

THE EMPEROR NEEDS YOU

Can you see the Sign?

“THE EMPEROR NEEDS YOU
Join the Guard
Travel The Empire and Beyond
Fame and Wealth
Will Be Your
Gold…Silver…..Booty
Wine….Silver
And
A Glorius Death
serving The Emperor”

Medieval Camp Set Up

HOW DO THEY ALL FIND EACH OTHER?

As we were walking around, looking at each “Clan” and the way they have set up Camp I was wondering how they all find each other? How do they know which Group to set up Camp with? And how can we travel with them….

Big Eagle Photo Moment

YOU CAN GET A PHOTO WITH THIS AMAZING BIRD

Cooking over the fire

ANOTHER FIRE PIT

It wasn’t till after I got home and looked at this sweet photo that I realised a Sweet Mama was feeding her baby….what a perfect place to sit and relax and take care of her baby needs.

Mock Battle on the Castle Grounds

A MOCK MEDIEVAL BATTLE ON THE CASTLE FIELD

Flower Hair Band

LOVE THESE SWEET FLOWERS IN THE HAIR

Medieval Costume

ANOTHER GREAT COSTUME FROM THE PERIOD

Great Costume from the Festival

LOVE HER SMILE AS SHE WALKS ACROSS THE FESTIVAL

Two great effective costumes

GREAT COSTUME – LOOKS LIKE TWO PRIESTS?

Medieval Helmet

FEATHERS ON A HELMET YES PLEASE

The day was so good – I took about 260 photos from the day! Good easily share them all but that would be a very long blog post! The Abbey Medieval Festival for 2015 was great – would love to go back another time with our oldest sons – they would love it.

We have been to the Medieval Festival way back…..

Where I got to dance with the Gypsies ๐Ÿ™‚

Location ::

1-63 The Abbey Pl, Caboolture QLD 4510

Hints :: The Abbey Medieval Festival is on every July – buy your Tickets early in the year to receive a $20.00 Discount!

Abbey Medieval Festival

THE LOCATION OF THE FESTIVAL

Have You Been To The Abbey Medieval Festival?

Cheers

Lisa

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    Attraction in Caboolture Australia

    1-63 The Abbey Pl
    Caboolture Australia
    (07) 5495 1652
    http://abbeymedievalfestival.com/
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15 thoughts on “Abbey Medieval Festival

  • July 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm
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    Hi Lisa, I just wanted to stop by and say hi. That looks like an absolutely wonderful fun time at the festival. I need to find me a good tree dancer ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a really good weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm
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      Hi Mike, so missing your blog!
      That tree dancer was different, so magical and pretty – not sure where I could find one for you ๐Ÿ™‚
      But hey if you ever come to Australia I will sure to help you look!!!
      Have a great weekend, wish you were back online already, sending you love xx

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm
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      Oh I love England, I went there when I was 18 for 2 months. Be great to see a Medieval Festival in the countryside of England. The Abbey Medieval Festival is such a great time – the amount of people who go all out there with their costumes is so great to see.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm
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      Yeah I haven’t seen a Tree Dancer like it before! The Gypsy dancers are so cool – didn’t get to dance with them this time ๐Ÿ™‚
      Both boys loved the day!

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm
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      Oh it was good Monica, so much to see and do ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm
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      It was a great time, you would have loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm
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      Thanks Paula for your great feedback ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so much fun.

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  • July 22, 2015 at 8:23 am
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    I went to a festival like this a few years ago near Baltimore, Maryland. It goes by a different name here in the U.S. … we call them Renaissance Faires.

    Like you, I took my kids. We had so much fun looking at the wares for sale in the booths and my kids talked me into buying a ribboned flower hairpiece, similar to the one you photographed. Our highlights were buying massive turkey legs for lunch, seeing all the people in costume and watching a jousting tournament. Believe it or not, jousting is actually Maryland’s “State Sport!”
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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:23 pm
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      oh I so want to try the Turkey legs, we didn’t see any this time!!! The ribboned Flower Hairpiece is gorgeous – your kids have great taste ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience Renaissance Faires.

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