World Jousting Championship

Come one, come all – to Lardner Park on 1-2 June 2019

2019 brings the best jousting knights in the world today to Lardner Park for the World Jousting Championships.  Competitors from as far away as France, Germany, England, Norway, Canada and Russia, plus a strong team from Australia including current WJC champion Phil Leitch.  The World Jousting Championship is the culmination of a circuit including the European, Russian and Australian Qualifiers.

Brutal and spectacular, come and see shining steel armour and real knights go at it with thundering hooves, steel armour and splintering lances in this ‘original extreme sport’.  This family-friendly event will transport you back to the Middle Ages as you wander through the historical village.  Other amazing attractions include a trebuchet (giant medieval catapult), birds of prey display, archery, kid’s knight school and much more.

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EVENT PROGRAM  (Saturday & Sunday)

Gates open at 9am both days.  Grand parade starts at 10am.

There will be medieval activity around Lardner Park throughout the day including the trebuchet, archery, medieval re-enactors, impromptu performances and medieval music – plus a Saturday evening performance at the Globe Inn medieval tavern.

Gates close at 10pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.


Session 1   |   11.00am – 1.00pm

  • Full Flight Birds of Prey
  • Viking Battle
  • World Jousting Championship

Session 2   |   2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Full Flight Birds of Prey
  • Knights Tournament Ground Combat
  • World Jousting Championship

The Grand Final will be on Sunday during Session 2


Why not 100% immerse yourself and stay in our medieval kingdom “glamping” style.  With several options available you can step back in time with jousting and then step out of that world and into a cosy bell tent with loads of special touches to enhance your stay.  For more information please download the options below.