Blacktown City Medieval Fayre cancelled due to wet weather

With great regret, Blacktown City Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Blacktown City Medieval Fayre.

Impact of wet weather

This decision has been taken after recent heavy rainfall left the grounds of Nurragingy Reserve unsafe for heavy vehicle access, patron accessibility, and animal welfare.

The wet weather across Sydney and much of eastern NSW in March and April 2022 caused the grounds at Nurragingy Reserve to be badly water-logged.

The cooler weather has meant the grounds have been slow to dry, and recent heavy rainfall has caused severe waterlogging to return.

The Medieval Fayre was scheduled to be held on Saturday 3 and Sunday, 4 September, having been postponed from May, when wet grounds made the venue unsafe.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more rain in August, ensuring that conditions will not improve.

Considering this situation, Council prefers to make this decision now to avoid disappointment closer to the date.

Key factors:

• Patron safety whilst walking around the event area

• Animal welfare

• Mobility access

• Significant damage to the precinct by vehicles requiring access prior and post event

Council staff have assessed the venue daily, and the accompanying photographs taken on 3 August show the state of the grounds, even after 10 days without rain.

Medieval Banquet to go ahead

Please note, the Medieval Banquet will still proceed, therefore if you had your outfit booked already and don’t want it to sit in your cupboard for another year, why not book some tickets and enjoy a night of food, dance and singing. Tickets are $50 per person and include meals and unlimited soft drink.

Ticket refunds

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