On Saturday 9th February, 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 longswords, a knight on horseback
displaying his skill-at-arms, period musicians and dancers, a specially adapted version of the puppet
show Punch & Judy and a comical version of St. George and the Dragon.
You will be able to try your hand at archery, hurl ‘cabbages’ at someone of your choosing, play some
medieval inspired games and see the mighty trebuchet storm the castle wall.
Budding knights can ride on a trusty steed (or a hobby horse), 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.
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.
Entry is $5 (5 years and over) and proceeds of the day will go towards Holy Family Catholic School’s proposed new creative play space.