Visitors take to medieval theme with enthusiasm
Boddington Lions Rodeo Complex was turned into a medieval fayre and feast on the last Saturday of May.
Knights, dames, damsels and jesters from WA’s liveaction role-play community were out in full force, with custom-made suits of armour worth up to $10,000 on display.
Role play, sword fighting, archery and catapult demonstrations were just some of the events on offer for entertainment.
“All events were held at the Boddington Lions Rodeo Grounds, a wonderful purpose-built area, that suited the fayre and festival down to a tee with its rustic exterior and overhead vines,” John Aller, the event’s media officer, said.
“One of the most encouraging aspects was the amount of effort that went into the visitors’ costumes. Nearly everyone was dressed in some of the most elaborate and creative outfits one could imagine”.
The West Australian Berserkers, an organised armoured combat team who compete in live sword and armoured fighting competitions nationally and internationally, were also in attendance.
There were more than 250 guests who all contributed to the medieval-themed event in their own way.
Stalls included working blacksmiths, who demonstrated sword, armour and medieval weapon making, leather goods, wood crafting, henna writing and the Jarrah Celts Band.
The profits from the event were donated to the Boddington Hospital, to help contribute towards a community bus for senior citizens.
Dubbed a success by organisers, the event will now be held annually.
Some of the Berserkers before battle.
Guests were in theme.
West Australian Berserkers in combat.
Some of the custom-made suits of armour were worth up to $10,000.