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Winterfest is Coming

Gather your fellow adventurers and venture forth to Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair for a weekend of fun and adventure!

Winterfest is back on 6 – 7 July 2024 at the Hawkesbury Showground, 10am – 5pm.

At Winterfest you can adventure into a world with free flying birds of prey, knights, vikings and more. From jousting, archery and combat to crafts, cooking and games, this popular two-day event features an extensive program to delight the whole family.

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Immerse yourself in the action with a wonderful line-up of entertainment, including:

  • The exciting Winterfest Jousting Tournament – the sport of kings!
  • Full Contact Fighting with Australian Medieval Combat: The best fighters from NSW and Victoria battle it out in full medieval armour
  • Meet graceful and powerful raptors with Feathered Friends including the majestic eagle.
  • Melee Battles with warriors in armour from a range of historical periods. Watch the groups battle for supremacy in the ‘Combat and Arms’ displays.
  • The Mounted Skill-at-Arms, demonstrating the skills required for knights in battle on horseback.
  • The Re-enactors’s Row, where you can try helmets, armour, shields and weapons.

Explore the vibrant range of wares at ‘Merchant’s Row’, with over 70 stalls including quality artisan and handcrafted wares, clothing, accessories, and toys, to delectable home-made sweets and stunning artwork! Discover traditional skills in the ‘Artisan Alley’ with displays throughout the day, including blacksmithing, woodworking, and leatherwork.

Marco Nero 2023 32 Copy Winterfest Is ComingRoaming entertainers add to the festival, including musicians and minstrels, and meet ‘Feldergast the Fool’ the wandering jester.

Treat yourself with many delicious foods to choose from, including delicious slow-cooked BBQ, gluten-free Japanese style chicken, handmade pizza, and refreshing ginger beer.

Have a go at archery, Celtic drumming workshops, and the chance to learn to use a rapier. Have your photo taken with a unicorn, and kids can join in at the Kids’ Knight School.

Come along in a medieval-inspired outfit or fantasy-style clothing; all medieval periods, cultures, and styles are welcome. The freeto- enter Winterfest Costume and Cosplay competition is always popular. Join the competition parade for judging and fun.

You still have time to go into the draw for a giveaway of one of 4 x Family Day Passes valued at $95 each. Closes Monday, 17th June. Each pass is for 2 x Adults and 2 x Children. Tell us in 20 words or less why you want a Family Pass and email your response plus your name, suburb and contact details to [email protected]. au. Some entries are already in! The lucky winners will be notified by email as well as an announcement published in the magazine on Friday, 28th June. Terms and conditions for all competitions are on the H2H website.

Getting to and parking at Winterfest is easy at the Hawkesbury Showground: Free on-site parking and Clarendon Railway Station is only two minutes’ walk from the gates. Prepurchase your tickets online for discounts, or you can buy at the gate. 40 Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW 2756 (opposite the RAAF Base). Connect with us: Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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