This weekend is Tournament Weekend!!! Phil and I will be on a very early train from Cleveland to Caboolture for one of the biggest medieval festivals in Australia!
1-63 The Abbey Pl, Caboolture QLD 4510
FREE Tournament buses meet the trains at Caboolture train station for the Abbey Medieval Tournament on July 6 and 7. View Bus Timetable 2013
On Saturday, the gates open at 9am to Abbeystowe, new home of the Abbey Medieval Festival.
Each day begins with the Grand Parade, the opening ceremony of the 24th Abbey Medieval Tournament. Witness more than 500 knights, warriors, ladies and their retainers present themselves to the crowd as the magnificent Master of Ceremonies, Blair Martin summons the knights to take part in chivalrous combat for honour and courage.
Throughout the weekend, the Tournament program offers a wide range of entertainment. There is something on the program for everyone, from Historical Combats to Medieval dance, Turkish Oil Wrestling to music and fabulous street performers and much more!
There are more than sixty stalls covering a huge range of products, arts and crafts in Australia’s most authentic medieval market. You’ll also experience delicious medieval food and drink. Try an authentic venison pie at the “Stag Inn”, or ale or cider at the The Friar’s Folly Tavern.
What is the Abbey Medieval Festival?
The Abbey Museum Caboolture – Where is it?The Abbey Museum is located in Caboolture, about 40 kilometres north of Brisbane on the way to the Sunshine Coast. Head east from Caboolture towards Bribie Island and then take Old Toorbul Point road north. For public transport and driving directions, see our Cultural Events Brisbane Transport section.
The Abbey Museum is one of the premier cultural attractions for visitors to Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast, and makes a great stop off for long drives north (see more tourist information on our Brisbane Events page or on the Abbey Museum website).
Both Caboolture and Bribie Island offer handy accommodation options to suit all kinds of travellers with all kinds of budgets. For more information, visit our accommodation for events in Brisbane section.