A pageantry of “kings, queens, lords, ladies and knights” in Blacktown City’s Medieval Fayre will transform Nurragingy Reserve, Blacktown’s premier recreational area, into a world of medieval magic.

A Jousting rider in previous year's Blacktown Medieval Fayre [Blacktown City Council FB]
A Jousting rider in previous year's Blacktown Medieval Fayre [Blacktown City Council FB]

For two whole days 20 – 21 May, visitors will have the opportunity to walk with an assortment of characters that will rove and lurk within the medieval village – the 300 year old bearded Elder, a real-life Giant, jesters, scary hunchbacks, an evil witch and a masked executioner, the Blacktown City Council posted in its website.

One might even see Robin Hood and Friar Tuck in Nurrangingy’s woods.

Visitors are also encouraged to come in their favourite medieval attire and participate in the Best Dressed Competition.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali said he expected this year’s event to be the best yet, drawing 80,000 people to Nurragingy Reserve.

“What’s not to like about Blacktown’s Medieval Fayre – we’ve got something for all ages – roving entertainment, free camel and pony rides, armour displays, handmade arts and crafts, and even a working blacksmith hut for those interested in that ancient trade.

“Add to that mix, there will be an international jousting competition with champion jousters and riders competing from all over the world, including the USA and Germany.”

The Fayre kicks off the Blacktown City Festival for 2017, a week-long festival from 20-27 May featuring kids’ concerts, ice skating on the Village Green, stand-up comics, and a dessert festival in the Civic Plaza.

The city festival will close with a Streets Alive and Parade Day in Blacktown CBD on Saturday 27 May.

The Medieval Fayre is definitely going two days of fun for the family. Bring a picnic or purchase your lunch and enjoy a great family outing.

Blacktown City Medieval Fayre
Knox Road, Doonside
Free Admission
20 – 21 May, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Inquiries: 9839 6000

*** Images: Blacktown City Council Medieval Fayre Facebook page.

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