This weekend, the Gumeracha Medieval Fair will come to the beautiful Adelaide Hills hamlet of Gumeracha. Set in the scenic Fedaration Park, the Medieval Fair includes two days of fun, frivolity and medieval style.
Live jousting, medieval sword fighting re-enactment, archery, dancing, live music, historical displays, entertainment for the kids, costume competitions, good olde medieval food and beverages, art, crafts and merchant stalls will be on offer over the weekend.
Put together with the co-operation of local community and service groups of the Local Torrens Valley area, this highly popular event will attract not only regional visitors but interstate and overseas visitors as well.
The King’s Horses Medieval Equestrian Society from Ballarat will again bring their Jousting and Skill at Arms displays as well as a “living history” encampment. In the combat arena Knights and Vikings from local and interstate medieval re-enactment groups will clash swords looking to impress the beautiful medieval maidens. Saracens and sensuous dancers will contrast the fast and furious Border Celts with their sturdy hawthorn sticks and the Viking encampments will be particularly interesting, showing the visitors their daily life and techniques of campfire cooking.
The slightly smaller Castle Gate Arena will feature medieval music bands and instrument workshops, the Costume Competition, medieval archery informative talks by Ian Stratford and more.
Musicians and entertainers from across the state will provide sound and colour from many cultural backgrounds. Further enhancing the scene will be the “Merchants Lane” offering a wide range of medieval-style crafts and activities. The dedicated children’s area where storytellers, face painters, a children’s costume-maker, as well as the animal nursery and the popular Punch and Judy show will again ensure there is a lot for the whole family to enjoy.
The Gumeracha Medieval Fair will be open on Saturday 30th April (10am till 5pm) and Sunday 1st May (10am till 4pm)
For more details, visit: www.medievalsa.org