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Balingup Medieval Carnivale back in 2022 for another full day of blacksmithing, music, re-enactments and more

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Balingup Medieval Carnivale re-enactors.
Camera IconBalingup Medieval Carnivale re-enactors. Credit: Gillian B

Dust off your shining armour, golden crowns and silver swords — the lower South West is set to turn back time once again.

Balingup Medieval Carnivale will emerge once again this weekend as colourful and action-packed as ever for its 26th anniversary.

The town will blossom wildly, with festivities this Saturday set to include blacksmithing, whimsical music, re-enactments and a range of games and activities from way back.

Expect to see brave and daring knights battle for valour in the arena, faeries and creatures roam freely, and the Queen who holds her place highly over the lands.

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Knights battle fiercely in the arena.
Camera IconKnights battle fiercely in the arena. Credit: © Gillian B

The family-friendly day of medieval fun will also include primal archery, birds of prey in their glory, or and delicious food of the region.

Children will also be encouraged to join in on the festivities, with camel rides, roving performers and children’s workshops all part of the action.

Balingup Medieval Carnivale parade will move through the site at 1pm.
Camera IconBalingup Medieval Carnivale parade will move through the site at 1pm. Credit: © Gillian B

BMC president Fran Wilshusen said the 2022 carnival will showcase some of the region’s most unique performers, artisans and bespoke groups.

“The quality of vendors this year is much greater than has been in years past,” Ms Wilshusen said.

“We’ve really focused on community engagement and contribution this year also.”

Carnival grounds open from 10am to 8pm on Saturday in the heart of Balingup, with costumes highly encouraged.

An amazing costume example.
Camera IconAn amazing costume example. Credit: © Gillian B

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