Sunday, July 01, 2012

Winterfest Medieval Fair

Another beautiful clear sunny winter weekend, and we were off to the Winterfest Medieval Fair at Parramatta Park, in Sydney's west.

 Winterfest 2012

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.

Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012

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.

 Winterfest 2012
 Winterfest 2012
 Winterfest 2012
 Winterfest 2012

Aren't these outfits great!
 Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012

 and great accommodation:
 Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012

and fabulous birds:
Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012

and of course you need an 'orse:
Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012
Winterfest 2012

and clever fights:
 Winterfest 2012
with the winner receiving a rousing cheer from the onlookers:
Winterfest 2012

and we can't forget the villain in the stocks, being hit with wet sponges:
 Winterfest 2012

There were some people selling resin dragons but not as spectacular as this hanging:
Winterfest 2012

Would I get away with presenting this for the dragon of the week?? ...hmmm probably not....





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