Medieval Fair brings fun and fantasy back to Mount Gambier

Medieval Fair brings fun and fantasy back to Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier will step back in time this weekend as the city’s annual medieval fair takes centre stage.

This weekend’s third instalment of the Fantasy Medieval Fair at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds promises to be bigger and more interactive than ever before.

More than 60 merchants will fill the entire main hall and outdoor lanes, with some coming from NSW, Victoria and Adelaide, as well as local artisans.

All will showcase wares that suit the fantasy and medieval themes.

New additions this year include Tartan Muscle who will be demonstrating their amazing feats of strength in the Entertainment Arena where you’ll also see armoured combat battles by re-enactment groups.

If you’d like to try some yourself there is a new LARPing activity.

The Live Action Role Playing group, Swordcraft Iron Triangle, will run you through a safety training program, before equipping you with foam safe weaponry and hosting an epic battle you get to take part in.

The horses return with a jousting championship, armed displays and kids can even have some pony rides.

There will be local dance groups performing and local harpist Agnes Sims will be joining the musical lineup along with internationally renowned harpist Siobahn Owen.

The adults only feast also returns on Saturday night which is a unique event full of hearty meals and merriment, with entertainment this year including live music, fire twirlers, cultural dancing, oracle reading and a ritual performance.

The local volunteer committee is putting on the final touches and has dispelled rumours it would be a cashless event.

“Cash at the gate will be accepted, however tickets on the day will be more expensive,” committee member Talie Teakle said.

“This is for many reasons, one of which is to encourage early ticket purchase.

Promoters (especially volunteer ones like us), need to know we’ll make budget.

“So for that reason alone we’d prefer you to purchase online.”

Discounted tickets are available online now, or full price tickets will be available at the gate.

Visit for ticketing details as well as the two day program and map.

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