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Battle of Bannockburn Timeline Festival

The Bannockburn Lions club and Bannockburn Golf club are excited to present another exciting weekend of family fun with The Battle of Bannockburn Timeline festival to be held at the Bannockburn golf club on the weekend 29-30 October 2016.

For the locals who were present or missed our 2014 event we will be presenting a much larger event this time as we have now joined forces with Timeline Festival who will bring with them up to 300 re-enactors covering all periods of history from medieval through to the Vietnam war.  Our goal is to make this an annual event which will attract re-enactors from all over the country to descend on Bannockburn each year. 

The festival this year has also attracted four international jousters who will perform their skills throughout the weekend. These jousters have been performing at Kryal castle but have made themselves available for our event. We will also have skilled at arms shows each day.

The Geelong Military Re-enactment Group will be bringing a massive display to Bannockburn with up to 50 soldiers representing camps from Russia, British, American, German and Australia. They will be doing a show each day using pyro technics and using 25 pound canons, bazookas, light armoured vehicles and many other weapons represented throughout history. Their living history display will be well worth a visit.

In 2014 we had the Birds of prey display, and we are very excited to be able to once again secure this wonderful display. “Full Flight” will be doing a live show each day over the weekend to show how these birds were used in medieval times (Hopefully this year all the birds will come back to their handlers).

The camps this year will look magnificent with up to 400 people in period costume representing how they lived during the time they represent. From blacksmiths to yarn spinning a walk through their camps should not be missed.

Throughout the weekend there will be live music with Celtic bands and Pipe bands performing. You will be able to stroll through the market site with up to 150 traders covering all types of craft merchandise and plenty of variety of food stalls.

The Children have not been forgotten with plenty of activities for all ages. There will be jumping castles, animal farms, entertainment with Dan the Dazzling man, plenty of games and activities for everyone to be kept active. There will be plenty of Scottish games for all ages including the “Haggis” throwing.

On the Sunday there will be a Highland dancing competition going throughout the day. We will have a good representation of Scottish clans which is very interesting if you come from Scottish heritage.

We are also proud to have our local SES and CFA who will also be having active displays over the weekend.

There will also be a large gathering of different car, motor cycle clubs and tractors.

We have kept the pricing the same as 2014 with $50 family ($75 weekend) $20 Adult ($30 weekend) and $10 Concession & Child (5-15) with $15 weekend pass.

Traders who would like to be represented at this event can download an application through The Battle of Bannockburn also has a Facebook site which I would encourage the community to follow so they can see what further activities will be on show. If you need further information please contact John McNamara on 0412 584 188.