The Abbey Medieval Festival – Turkish Oil Wrestling – 2017
The Abbey Medieval Festival is one of the largest Medieval Re-enactment Tournaments in the Southern Hemisphere. This annual Festival is held in early July near Bribie Island in South East Queensland.
An impressive spectacle, the Tournament attracts re-enactment groups from across Australia and internationally, with some 25-30,000 visitors from the general public attending over the two days.
The festival is a great opportunity for amateur and professional photographers alike to practice their art amidst the life, colour, flair and flamboyance that the festival brings to the Sunshine Coast.
The Jousting Tournament is a major attraction at the Abbey Medieval Festival with competitors from across Australia and even internationally making a regular appearance.
The Joust takes place over the two day weekend culminating in spectacular fashion with the finals on the Sunday afternoon.
Turkish Oil Wrestling :
The Turkish Oil Wrestling is another major attraction at the Abbey Medieval Tournament. This long forged Turkish tradition dates back to the Ottoman Empire and is performed by the Re-enactment Group The Janissary Barracks. The Janissary were the Sultans Elite Guards of the 15th Century Ottoman Empire.
I hope you enjoy these few snaps from the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament – 2017.
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