Return to the dark ages

Article image - Return to the dark ages Axe throwing and a jousting competition followed by a Medieval Banquet will give festival goers a taste of the dark ages at the Blacktown City Medieval Fayre.

Blacktown City Council, New South Wales, invites festivalgoers to be transported back in time to a land filled with swords, knights, horses and lances at Blacktown City Festival’s Medieval Fayre.

Mayor, Stephen Bali MP, said, “More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the event and get a rare insight into the world of lords, ladies, dames and knights.

“Nurragingy Reserve will be taken back to the dark ages over two days with numerous events throughout the day.

“There will be roving entertainment, free camel and pony rides, armour displays, handmade arts and crafts, a working blacksmith hut and the highlight of the event, a jousting competition with competitors from across Australia.”

Following the success of the inaugural Medieval banquet in 2018, it will be returning bigger and better this year.

“There is no better way to follow up a jousting competition than by attending a Medieval Banquet offering an authentic experience.

“We want all diners to be dressed in theme so they can truly revel in the experience of dining on medieval food and drinks while taking part in various activities throughout the night.”