Australian Medieval Fair Calendar – 2022

There are lots of great medieval fairs and historical re-enactment displays in Australia every month. We offer a central directory to find your local medieval fair or renaissance fair. If we’ve missed your favourite medieval re-enactment event, please email us on sales@mainlymedieval.com to let us know! We are always looking for news and reviews from your medieval travels, too.

Unfortunately, global events have taken their toll on our beloved medieval fairs. Many have been postponed or cancelled in recent years due to public health concerns, but it’s not just the risk of catching something during an outbreak that is a problem. Funds are tight, prices have increased for insurance, fuel, labour, equipment hire and other event elements, and many experienced workers have been force to leave the industry to survive long furloughs. Organisers that can face these obstacles also have to deal with the risk of events being cancelled at late notice. 
Further still, the East coast of Australia has seen an extremely wet 2022, flooding event venues and leaving grounds unfeasibly soft for months on end. Those events that are running certainly deserve our love and support!

All of these events have a medieval theme or large medieval presence, and are open to the public. There are also many wonderful private events around Australia where specific medieval groups gather. If you’re interested in private re-enactment events, we suggest visiting your local medieval fair to meet some re-enactors and then go from there. 

2022 Season

19-20 March – Orange Medieval Faire (NSW)

Orange Medieval Faire
NSW’s Central Tablelands will be the backdrop for knight and viking battles when thousands of history buffs descend on Orange for its inaugural Medieval Faire. next year.
(Orange, NSW)
https://orangemedievalfaire.com.au

7-8 May – SA Medieval Fair (SA)

SA Medieval Fair
Hear ye… Hear ye… by Order of the Crown…

All ye fine fair folk are welcome to gain entry to crown land for South Australia’s original, largest and most popular Medieval Fair..


(Paracombe, SA)
https://samedievalfair.org/

11-13 June – Sussex Inlet Viking Festival (NSW)

Sussex Inlet Viking Festival

A Celebration of our Scandinavian Heritage

(Sussex Inlet, NSW)

https://vikingfestival.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/vikingfestivalsussex

2-3 July – Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair (NSW)

Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair
Escape for the weekend into a world of history and fantasy!
(Richmond, NSW )
http://winterfest.com.au/

9-10 July – Abbey Medieval Festival (QLD) – w/ Mainly Medieval

Abbey Medieval Festival
Mainly Medieval will be present, as usual, at this fantastic event.
(Caboolture, QLD)
https://abbeymedievalfestival.com/

20-21 August – Barossa Medieval Faire (SA)

Barossa Medieval Faire

The Barossa Medieval Fair is an annual Medieval festival that takes place in the beautiful Barossa Valley.

This event is family and dog friendly with an emphasis on taking patrons back to medieval times and enjoying the sights, sounds and atmosphere.

(Lyndoch – SA)
https://www.facebook.com/BarossaMedievalFair

27 August – Ballingup Medieval Carnivale (WA)

Balingup Medieval Carnivale
(Balingup, WA)
http://www.balingupmedievalcarnivale.com.au/

3-4 September – Cancelled – Blacktown City Medieval Fayre (NSW)

With great regret, Blacktown City Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Blacktown City Medieval Fayre.

This decision has been taken after recent heavy rainfall left the grounds of Nurragingy Reserve unsuitable for heavy vehicle access, patron accessibility, and animal welfare.


(Blacktown – Sydney, NSW)
https://www.facebook.com/BlacktownCityMedievalFayre/

25 September – York Medieval Fayre (WA)

York Medieval Fayre

A fund raising event hosted by The York Friendship Club Inc.

Non stop entertainment and stalls.

http://www.yorkmedievalfayre.org.au/

2023 Season

15-16 April – Fantasy Medieval Fair (SA)

Fantasy Medieval Fair

Mount Gambier’s Fantasy Medieval Fair will return in 2023 on April 15 & 16 at the Showgrounds. We aim to make this fair a staple of the South Australian medieval calendar on the third weekend in April each year, with two days of fair and a medieval feast! 

(Mount Gambier, SA)

https://fantasymedievalfair.com/

4 thoughts on “Australian Medieval Fair Calendar – 2022

  1. Hi,

    Around three years ago I was talking with a knight from Nelligen (close to Batemans Bay, on the road to Canberra), Eurobodalla – South Coast NSW. Unfortunately I have forgotten his name, maybe Sir Bradley?!?! He looked like a classical knight in his suit of armour on the web based materials he referred me too. He said that he could provide medieval events for people of all abilities on his property and that he is experienced working with people with disabilities. I am now working in disability services for Eurobodalla Shire Council and would like to find out more about attending and participating in Medieval events. I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward on local contact information to me.

    1. Greetings Ann!

      You are almost certainly looking for the great Darrell Bossley of Black Flat Friesians. I would contact the Bossleys via their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Black-Flat-Friesians-1535399779857793/

  2. Great calendar, thank you. Any news on the Jousting Championships for 2020? Will it be at Lardner Park again?

    1. No news has yet reached us. We’ll certainly keep you up to date on future locations of the World Jousting Championships or medieval fairs in Gippsland. Lardner Park is a spectacular venue!

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