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Wanaka Medieval Festival

10 October 2018

On Saturday, 3 November Holy Family Catholic School will bring a slice of medieval life to Wanaka when the showgrounds will play host to iron-clad warriors clashing their long swords, knights on horseback
displaying their skill-at-arms, period musicians and dancers, roving minstrels and special adaptations of
Punch & Judy and St. George and the Dragon.

You will be able to try your hand at archery with a long bow, get creative with chain maille, observe our resident blacksmith and see the mighty trebuchet storm the castle walls.

Your budding knights can ride on a trusty steed, test their sword skills against a warrior and learn about
armouring up and the role of the squire. Suitably inspired, they can then set off on a quest for a sugar
confectionary equivalent of the Holy Grail.

For those more inclined to leisurely pursuits you can learn the intricacies of dressing a renaissance lady and
how to dance like one, take a stroll around our artisans’ market, have your hair braided like a medieval maiden, your skin adorned with henna tattoos or learn the art of calligraphy from an expert in the field.

To make the most of your medieval experience, we’d love you to come dressed in period costume. There will be a limited amount of children’s costumes available for sale on the day.

Whether you are a seasoned re-enactor or looking for a unique and fun day out for the family, the Wanaka
Medieval Festival has something for you.

Early bird tickets on sale soon. Visit https://www.medievalfestival.co.nz/ for more details.