Esk Festival

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Title

Esk Festival

Subject

Armour, Black Wolf, Brisbane Valley, Brisbane Valley Multicultural Festival, Celts, chain mail, costume, Crusader, Damascus, Esk, Esk Festival, helmet, Holy Roman Empire, honour, knight, The Knights of Germanica, Knights Hospitalier, living history, migration age, multicultural, Ormsgard Dark Age Village, performance, Qld, Queensland, Rafnheim, re-enactment, Saga Vikings, Saxons, Scions of Mars, shield, sword, trade, Vikings, website.

Description

The Esk Festival, also known as the Brisbane Valley Festival, is an annual single-day event held in the Queensland town Esk. A major component of the festival are displays of ‘Living History & Medieval Re-enactments’ which take place all day on the ‘Field of Honour’. The festival website promises Celts, Saxons, and Vikings, and medieval re-enactment groups who performed at the 2012 festival were The Knights of Germanica (Holy Roman Empire from 1360-1410), Scions of Mars (15th century knights), Ormsgard Dark Age Village (hunters and traders of 400-1000), Damascus (Crusader Knights Hospitalier), Saga Vikings, Rafnheim (late migration age Northern Europe), and Black Wolf (Crusades). The groups dress in period costume, perform with weapons, and re-enact other aspects of medieval culture such as trade, village life, and pre-Christian religion.

For their website see http://eskfestival.com.au/Home.php

Creator

Esk Festival

Date

2012

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Esk Festival

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Citation

“Esk Festival,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1255.