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Saturday

22

August

2020

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2019 our best year yet! We are already planning to ensure that our 24th Carnivale is better still. We hope that you enjoyed your weekend and we will see you next year!

While you're here, take a look around, we have already got lots of pictures from 2019 and there are still more to come!  

Sunday

23

August 2020

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 fun. We are proudly the largest and oldest medieval carnivale in Western Australia!

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 drums, the heartbeat of the carnivale.

 

Highlights

MEDIEVAL PERFORMERS, PARADES AND FIGHTING

  • 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 medievalists do battle.

  • Burning of the Dragon – Saturday evening from 5pm with fire performers and drummers.

  • Aspiring Centaurs - horseback archery.

 

WANDER, EXPERIENCE AND OVER INDULGE

  • Over 100 Market stalls including handcrafted goods and clothing.

  • A variety of scrumptious gourmet foods to fill your belly (some open until 7pm on Saturday night).

  • Tastings and sales of locally produced wines, ciders and mead.

  • Camel rides and colonial Clydesdale wagon rides.

  • Raptors in flight and snakes to cuddle.

 

More Highlights

THE FEAST


It has become 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

missed! The feast is ticket only and sells out fast every year, so you need to be quick to secure your spot!

 

 

COSTUME HIRE


To have the most fun on the night (and the entire weekend) we encourage you to dress in medieval attire. Happily, we have our own independent costume hire right on site with over 300 fantastic costumes! You could be a Lord, a Lady, a Sorcerer, a Jester, a Monk or even a Knight (but you must be gallant).


 

 

© 2019 Balingup Medieval Carnivale