[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Come join us for feasting, fun and frolics at Canterbury Faire, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard. No mud, no dust, no venymous fauna!

Comfortable bunkrooms, hot showers, shady tent sites, optional meal plan, real toilets, enjoyable medieval pastimes from dawn 'til dusk, and then some.

Canterbury Faire 2011 will be held Jan 29 (site opens 4pm) to Feb 6 inclusive (first two days are casual camping/setup, last day is packdown), Waipara, 45 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand (see directions)

Please note: the Faire is a private function rather than a public entertainment, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard. Guests and day visitors are most welcome so long as they observe our customs and wear medieval costume while attending. More information for people new to the SCA is available here, and you'll find these notes on common SCA conventions handy.

Directions:

From Christchurch: Take State Highway 1 North. Approximately 10 minutes past Amberley you will see the Mud House winery on your right (a large stone building). Turn LEFT just before the winery onto Georges Road, cross the railway line, and turn right onto Darnley Road. Continue for 1 km to the site; the entrance will be on your left (if this is closed, the lower gate is further down and on the left, and should be used in preference).

From the North: (The drive from Picton to the site is around five hours.) Take State Highway 1 South. Shortly after the Waipara township you will see the large Mud House winery on your left. Turn RIGHT just after the winery onto Georges Road, cross the railway line, and turn right onto Darnley Road. Continue for 1 km to the site; the entrance will be on your left (if this is closed, the lower gate is further down and on the left, and should be used in preference).