Gotta love the South West Events and Festivals.
One of our faves is the Balingup Medieval Carnival which is held annually in August and even if you’re not into all things Medieval, it’s a fabulous event. In fact it’s a bit like being transported back to the Middle Ages, with music, costumes and re-enacted battle scenes from the period.
We enjoyed putting some collages together (thank you Dave) to give you a taste of the Carnival.
Hope you enjoy these scenes from around the event, yummy food, wonderful costumes and interesting displays.
In Tippler’s Yard (above) we found friend John Small from nearby Smallwater Estate suitably dressed for the occasion so we had to stop for a little wine tasting too.
There was some awesome horseback archery demonstrated by Matt from Aspiring Cenotaurs near Manjumup if you’re interest in learning more check out their Facebook Page.
Gary Davies of West Aussie Reptiles brought ‘friends’ along on display for the day. He’s amazing! We photographed Gary with one of his best ‘mates’ a frilled lizzard.
What a lot of fun it was! So many smiling faces in the midday parade!
The Grand Parade was a little like something from Disneyland. Noise, fun, bright costumes, dancing and the beat of drums. I kind of wished we’d had young children with us to share it with.
The Grey Company engaged in some really rugged battle scenes. They’re a group based in Perth which puts on displays of historical re-enactment focusing on the dark ages and Medieval times.
But what do you get when you cross live Rio style percussion, a panoply of rainbow-hued-circus costumes and the collective joy of many impassioned community members? Wasamba!
Wasamba Drummers put on a rousing display as they marched with the Grand Parade.
You got the sense that an incredible effort had been made from members of the community and attendees from far and wide. Costumes were incredible, and also available to hire and buy on the day if you wanted to get into the scene.
They’re an education based company who use creativity and positive association to promote an eco-loving lifestyle, sprouting their wings and magical things at events, schools and parties.
The Festival King and Queen made a regal pair as they strode down the main avenue in the Grand Parade.
Hope to see you there!
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