Abbey Medieval Festival

Australia’s Largest Living History Medieval Festival since 1989


Over 30 Years of Medieval Reenactment and Entertainment in Moreton Bay

How We Got Started

Established in 1989, the Abbey Medieval Festival was founded to support the Abbey Museum as it’s primary fundraising efforts to support the future of the Abbey Museum. It continues to be a contributing fundraiser towards the Museum’s operational costs and supports the maintenance and care of its remarkable collection of fine arts and antiquities. It also fulfils the Museum’s mission to provide quality educational and public programs.

Our Founders

Lord Michael and Lady Edith of Abbeystowe together created the Abbey Medieval Festival and continue to represent the Festival each year as the Knight Grand Commanders of Abbeystowe.

Read more about becoming a Knight of Abbeystowe

Key Highlights

The Abbey Medieval Festival has long been committed to delivering an Authentic Medieval Experience, with activities, food and entertainment from 600 – 1600 AD. This commitment to authenticity drive our vision to create an opportunity for an ultimate medieval experience, stimulating wonder and awe, providing an educational and cultural environment which is fun, entertaining and sustainable

Over 20,000 Visitors and 1,000 Reenactors

The Festival has grown significantly, and now see’s over 20,000 visitors to the Moreton Bay region across it’s annual 2 day event. The event is not possible without the amazing support and contribution from living history and reenactment groups across Australia with over 1,000 reenactors attending annually.


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