Knights in Shining Armour, Jousting on Horseback … All part of the 2017 Berry Celtic Festival
The 11th annual Berry Celtic Festival this year features “The Isle of Man” and headlines lots of new entertainment including spectacular medieval knights jousting.
Jousting is not for the faint hearted, as the heavily armoured noble knights gallop at each other on horseback with lances poised, aiming to unseat their opponent. Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances. In the background, other knights resplendent in shining armour will be staging battles in hand to hand combat demonstrating their skillful swordplay.
The Berry Celtic Festival kicks off with the grand street parade through Berry at 9.30am, with pipe bands marching in all of their distinctive kilts, together with representatives of the all of the Clans, medieval knights, Scottish Terrier dogs, motor cycles and vintage cars making their way to Berry Showground.
On arriving at the Berry Showground, comes the marching of the massed bands with the heavenly sound of the bagpipes reverberating around the grounds … you need to be there to feel the thrill of the occasion.
A day full of entertainment follows with musical items, pipe bands, Celtic fiddlers, highland dancing, enchanted singing, and of course, the battle of the medieval knights. There are also lots of Celtic merchandise stalls to view. Words cannot describe an event such as this … just come and watch the noble knights battle it out and enjoy yourself!
The Isle of Man is a small island nation in the Irish Sea, full of Celtic origins with hills and glens, cliffs and picturesque harbours, and well known today for its annual ‘TT’ motor cycle races and the tail-less Manx cat.
The Berry Celtic Festival is a fundraising project of the Rotary Club of Berry supported by Shoalhaven City Council. Entertainment continues all day until around 4pm.
$10 for adults, children under 15 years free.
Call 02 4403 0300 or email email@example.com
(Saturday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Corner Alexandra and Victoria Streets, Berry NSW 2535