After having been postponed in 2020 the Barossa Medieval Fair is back, bigger and better then ever. Running on the 21st and 22nd of August comprising of a full weekend of Medieval fun and excitement for adults, children and fur babies alike.
Thanks to the combat and re-enactment groups including SCA Innilgard, SA Scorpions Medieval Combat Team, New Varangian Guard, The Eastway Vikings, The Society for Creative Anachronisms, Ironclad Academy of the Sword, The Medieval Archery team and many many more.
Stall holders and displays included The Viking Longboat, Thistle Meadery, Hedgehog, Greenwood Music Duo, Capricia Chilli, Steynie's Traditional Mettwurst, Honeydew Meadery, Squid Eat, Scott's Armory, Lux Taxidermy, Barnssa Valley Ice Cream, Snoopy's Custom Bows, Highland Cattle, FireBears Emporium, Sword and Ox, Rose Herbs and Honey and Dragons Blood.
Although the forecast was for rain we were fortunate to encounter 2 days of warm and sunny weather which caught many people surprised and unprepared. Plenty of fancy and fanciful outfits were seen with both adults and kids getting in on the fun.
Here are some stats from the event from the event organisers for reference.
7,488 Patrons at This Years Event
$23,800.00 Spent Locally by the Event
357 People Involved in the Event
$320,000 Spent Locally by Patrons (Based on Feedback & Modelling)
720,000 Facebook Engagement Prior to the Event
11,000+ Facebook Followers
102 SA Businesses Involved in the Event (Stallholders, Suppliers, Hire Businesses etc)
With thousands of tickets sold and hundreds of thousands of dollars brought into the local economy over the weekend as well as all the amazing feedback received, I would say that the Barossa Medieval Fair was a smashing success.
After the end of the event the Barossa Medieval Flag was stolen by a SA Viking raiding party thereby challenging the medieval team to come down to Victor Harbour on the first weekend of October to try to claim it back.
I will see you there.