Every year the Medieval Fayre is held at Nuraginggy Recreation Reserve during the annual city festival of Blacktown in New South Wales. Participating folks of the annual My Lord and Ladies Fayre are dressed up in elaborate medieval costume, on display are cooking wares, swords, tents, and many more.
The event features activities such as jewellery and sword making while other participating groups, such as the Company of Diverse Crafters and the Medieval Fight Club, present interactive demonstrations of life in the Dark Ages. The colourful pavilions, campsites and tent displays featuring food and textile production also entertain large crowds.
The most exciting feature that I love most and which people do entertained a lot is the “International Jousting Competition”, the full-contact combat between armoured knights and their valiant steeds. Here, photographers equipped with expensive cameras and long lenses enjoy taking shots. You can hear the cracking of the lances’ poles as the knights hit each other in full contact. Their horses are huge, fast and of course well built.
There are also camels and pony rides as well as other farm animals are brought here to entertain the kids. For those interested in country or folk songs, there is always one stage provided for them to watch and enjoy. I took these photos during the 2012 event.