Winterfest 2014

Winterfest 2014

Einherjar
Click image to see Einherjar’s website.

Winterfest Medieval Fair was held on 5th & 6th July, this year at the Old Kings School Parade Ground at Parramatta. Son2 & Son4 were there of course, to do display battles as members of Einherjar. Husband and I, plus Son1 and his GF went on the Saturday to see the boys fight.

The photos below were taken by “What A Big Camera” and posted on Facebook. There are many more photos of Winterfest 2014 by WABC in their Facebook album but you must be logged into FB to see them. I’ve only chosen the ones that show my boys to display here on my blog. Click on the first photo to enlarge and scroll through the collection… Continue reading “Winterfest 2014”

Ironfest 2014

Ironfest 2014

Ironfest 2014 was on Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April — 3 days instead of the usual 2 due to the Anzac Day public holiday. Son2 and Son4 (they don’t want me using their names on my blog) are now part of a new re-enactment group called Einherjar which made its public debut at Ironfest this year. They also took part in Sutherland Medieval Regiment (SMR) show fights at Ironfest though Einherjar is now their primary focus for medieval fighting plus learning and showcasing other medieval crafts and general “lifestyle” (whereas SMR is purely a combat group and not into the artsy crafty stuff).

EinherjarClick image above to see Einherjar’s original website

(Update 2016: The website above is not accessible on most mobile devices, so I offered to make a new website for the group. They agreed to this and the new site went online in July 2016 — see below.)

Einherjareinherjarnsw.wordpress.com

FB50Einherjar on Facebook

Here’s a couple of videos I put together on the Saturday (filmed by Son3 and me). Unfortunately we didn’t arrive in time to get a good position to film Einherjar in the morning fights but I did get the SMR show fight later in the morning and the Grand Melee at the end of the day. (Son2 is the Viking with the green and white shield, Son4 is a black Hospitaller knight with plate armour.) Continue reading “Ironfest 2014”