FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural York Medieval Fayre and Banquet last year, the popular event is back for 2013.
On November 2, The York Mill’s Saw Tooth Shed will host a long table dinner with mead and “light sustenance” on arrival followed by a three-course banquet.
Live entertainment includes music from The Ferrymen with prizes for the best-dressed medieval guest.
The banquet leads up to the York Medieval Fayre in Avon Park from 9.30am to 4pm on November 3, near the Avon River.
Entertainment includes knights in flashing armour, lords and ladies in costume, medieval sword-play, blacksmiths, face-painting, a modern-day fencing tournament, live entertainment, food and craft stalls and spot prizes.
“When the medieval fayre was first suggested last year by fayre organiser Will Butun it seemed a natural step to offer a long table banquet-themed dinner in support,” The York Mill managing director and banquet organiser John Langton said.
“The dinner was a sell-out success and the fayre proved an absolute winner with more than 2000 people coming to York to join in the medieval fun.
“Given last year’s success, the team is doing it all over again and making it even bigger and better.
“Our aim is to make this an annual event that firmly cements itself as part of York’s events and festivals calendar, adding even more appeal to our historic town.”
The long table banquet dinner is 6.30pm to 11pm, November 2 – tickets are $79.50, available by calling 9641 2900 or emailing [email protected] No BYO.
Tickets for the York Medieval Fayre are $10 on the day at the gate and children under 10 get in free (they must be accompanied by an adult). Family passes are $25 (2 adults + 2 children aged 11-14). For enquiries about the fayre, call 9641 1177 or email [email protected]
Please note: the fayre is a smoke, pet and alcohol-free event.
The York Mill is at 10 Henrietta Street, York. For more details, go to www.theyorkmill.com.au/medieval.
john&will.jpg: The York Mill managing director and banquet organiser John Langton, left, and fayre organiser Will Butun in the Saw Tooth Shed that will be transformed into the venue for the long table banquet dinner.
medi-dark ages.jpg: York will become a medieval world this November.
medi-Saxons.jpg: Ye Saxons of medieval days will find themselves in the historic town of York in early November.
The York Mill
The York Mill, situated in the beautiful Avon Valley only one hour from Perth, offers a great day excursion for the whole family. The old flour mill site shows its own remarkable history and offers fine crafts, York souvenirs, three galleries, a licensed cafe, weekend providore markets and play area for the kids.
P: (08) 9641 2900