Wednesday, July 02, 2008


This weekend we will be getting dressed up as vikings and hanging out at Winterfest with the Huscarls. I'm looking forward to having a play with my longbow and watching the very gorgeous falconry displays. Jousting, fighting displays and a working trebuchet also promise to be lots of fun. So, if you're in Sydney and at a loose end this weekend come along, it'll be awesome, I promise!

Winterfest 2008

5th and 6th July, 2008
Marsfield Park
Culloden Road, North Ryde
(opp. Golf Range adjoined to Macquarie University)
10.00am- 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday

The draft timetable (which will in all probability have changed by the weekend) gives you an idea of what's on offer:

Official Opening 10.30am

Skill-at-arms (Equestrian)11.00-11.30am

Fight & Club Displays 11.30-12.45 (allowing for 4 slots of 15-20 mins)

Full Flight 13.00-13.30 (allowance to go over time)

13.30-14.30 Kids Activities/ Costume Call Display

14.30-15.30 Fight & Club Displays (allowing for 3 slots of 15-20 mins)

15.30-16.00 Winterfest Joust

Adults: ................$15
Family: ...............$35
(Under 5’s free)


aussiehen said...

I'm really hoping we're going to this, just have to convince DH. I hoped the working trebuchet might motivate him but he's proving difficult.

Shrinking Tardie said...

I want a peregrine falcon!!! If there's a spare one floating around Mim will you pick it up for me pahllleeeese??? God I love those birds.

I would LOVE to see a working trebuchet - that is uber cool.

Oh, and your beads look very authentic!

Hope you guys have fun.


yodaobi said...

We'd totally be up for that if we were in Oz.


Ariane said...

How was it? I would have liked to have gone, it looks like fun, but it so wasn't going to happen.

Mim said...

It was awesome! Lots of fun :) Post with pics will be coming up soon once I've recovered enough to be coherent :P