Blacktown City’s Medieval Fayre a blast

Published on 21 May 2019

People in their tens of thousands flooded into Nurragingy Reserve over the weekend for Blacktown City Council’s annual Medieval Fayre.

“Blacktown’s first Medieval Fayre was held in 2005 and attracted 5,000 people over two days,” Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said.

“This year, 75,000 turned out for this free, two day extravaganza.

“The Fayre showcased all things medieval, including combat displays, live musicians, colourful pavilions and a working blacksmiths hut.

“The Jousting Competition was once again the highlight of the event, with riders from around the country seeking to claim the prestigious title,” said Mayor Bali.

“It was thrilling to watch fully armoured knights on horseback thundering towards each other with their lances aimed high, attempting to unseat each other.”

The Fayre featured the medieval banquet, which also proved to be a big hit.

“Everyone was dressed in medieval gear and ready to take part in the festivities as we filled our goblets and watched sword fights, dancers and fire performers put on a spectacular show,” Mayor Bali said.

On Saturday the Reconciliation Walk and Gathering also took place, playing a vital role in recognising our City’s identity as home to the largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.

The week-long celebration will continue with a range of events and concludes with the Streets Alive and Parade Day and the Australian Tenors Gala Evening on Saturday, 25 May.

For more information including dates and times or to view the full program, visit the Blacktown City Festival website at www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/festival/Home or call Council on 9839 6000.