Victorian Man Cops A Goddamn Axe To The Noggin In Mock Medieval Battle


In a bit of a ‘BLOODY HELL’: a medieval re-enactment became way too real for a man after he copped an axe blow to the head during a mock battle at Hawkesbury Showground in New South Wales.

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The axe actually penetrated the 21-year-old’s helmet, causing lacerations to his head during the gnarly show at the Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair on Saturday afternoon. The weekend event boasts a slew of period appropriate activities like archery, sword displays, jousting, and Celtic and medieval dancing. There’s also (child-friendly) arts and crafts activities and a costume competition… far away from pointy weapons.

Emergency service CareFlight flew to the man’s aid shortly before 11:00am.

CareFlight told The Daily Telegraph that the man appeared to fair okay because the helmet took most of the blow.

“They were in a fully-fledged battle re-enactment when it happened,” the spokesperson said.

“They were on foot, not on horses.

“He was conscious when we treated him as the helmet took the brunt of the blow.”

The man, hailing from Victoria, was flown to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition, CareFlight added in an update on Facebook.

Accidental axe to the head aside, the Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair sounds like a pretty grouse way to spend your weekend. If you happen to the be in the area, you can still catch the action on Sunday, 7 July.

Medieval gates open 10:00am to 5:00pm.

You can give it a quality suss / check out the tickets right HERE.