Another beautiful clear sunny winter weekend, and we were off to the Winterfest Medieval Fair at Parramatta Park, in Sydney's west.
I love these fairs, if I were just a smidgeon younger I'd have my flowing gowns with a sword swashbuckled to my belt, but being of more mature years I'm content to go along and watch.
The re-enactors take their hobby very seriously (well, don't we all)
Days of practice fights, the armor and costumes are very genuine and the swords very real.
Aren't these outfits great!
and great accommodation:
and fabulous birds:
and of course you need an 'orse:
and clever fights:
with the winner receiving a rousing cheer from the onlookers:
and we can't forget the villain in the stocks, being hit with wet sponges:
There were some people selling resin dragons but not as spectacular as this hanging:
Would I get away with presenting this for the dragon of the week?? ...hmmm probably not....