10am - 8pm

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Balingup Medieval Carnivale 


Balingup Community Centre
Grounds, Brockman Street
(opposite the Balingup Tavern)

Gates open to the public
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Day entry $25 

Children under 12 FREE
when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will be available online 

No concessions, no BYO alcohol,
no dogs or other pets
(except dragons),
no  bikes and no smoking
at event grounds.

Site Map

Site Map and Program


As usual we are looking for
Volunteers to help us out.
In return for your support,
the committee is offering

About Us

The Balingup Medieval Carnivale is held in the magical town of Balingup over the 4th weekend of August. The carnivale has evolved from a half day event outside the town hall in 1996 to a weekend full of medieval colour and fun. The Balingup Medieval Carnivale is now the largest and oldest medieval carnivale in Western Australia.
Currently the committee is working together to bring the best that can be given in this climate of Covid regulations.
People come from far and wide to step back in time and experience everything medieval. It's very much a family affair with plenty to do whether you're young or old. The Burning of the Dragon on the Saturday night is not to be missed, driven on by the primal beat of the Drummers, the heartbeat of the carnivale.
As a 'Not-For-Profit' organisation the BMC fund the event mainly through gate takings and stall holder payments, and as the constitution states - any surpluses made will be used to benefit the Balingup community. The BMC committee is always advised after the November AGM.

Step back in time

~ Grand Parade - Don’t miss the daily parade as it   wanders through the site at 1pm.
~ On the Main stage – Live Music and Dancers.  
~ In the Combat Arena – Live action as Reenactors and   Medievalist do battle.
~ Burning of the Dragon – Saturday evening from 5pm   with Fire Performers and  Drummers.

~ Many Market stalls including handcrafted goods and   clothing.
~ A variety of scrumptious gourmet foods to fill your   belly 
~ Tastings and sales of locally produced wines, ciders   and mead.

~ Camel rides
~ Raptors in flight and snakes to cuddle.


Medieval Feast

Friday 26th August at 6pm

Step back in time and dress in your Medieval finery to join Balingup’s Medieval Queen for the Carnivale Feast.

Enjoy the first course with mulled wine in the middle of the village before joining the Queen’s procession to the Royal Town Hall.

Eat, drink and be merry while enjoying the feast and entertainment!

It has long been part of the folklore of the carnivale that
we have an outrageously gluttonous feast the night
before the carnivale begins, involving storytellers,
acrobats, musicians and more. Join the High Court of
Balingup in grand merriment, an evening not to be

To have the most fun on the night we encourage you
to dress in medieval attire. Checkout our costume hire.


Costume Hire

Balingup Medieval Carnivale has it's own independent

costume hire right on site!  We have over 300 fantastic

costumes available to hire at amazing rates. The hire

fee, plus the deposit, covers the whole weekend with

proceeds going towards the running of the Carnivale.

Most visitors dress up for the event, 

even the Entertainers and Stallholders! So why don’t

you be part of the medieval adventure and join in the

fun?  We have children and adult costumes available in

a wide range  from Lords and Ladies, to Sorcerers,

Jesters, Monks and of course gallant Knights.

For more information please email:


The Balingup Medieval Carnivale respects and acknowledges the Wadandi  Bibbulmun People as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the Carnivale stands. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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