Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs.
Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by.
Peter Jackson couldn't direct Canterbury Faire more perfectly than Southron Gaard. For a precious week, fairegoers step away from the mundane world to a place where clashes of arms see honour showered on victor and loser alike; where the gentle arts are taught and practiced at a pace that allows for true learning; where the Mangy Mongol coffee house keeps even the grumpiest in morning trim; and where theatre and music is always just about to happen.
...Canterbury Faire as seen by Duchess Yolande Kesteven
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.
Event Date : 28/1/2012
Group Hosting Event : Southron Gaard
Event Name : Canterbury Faire
Event Type : Camping - 9 days
Event Time : 10.00 28/1/2012
Event Site : Darnley Rd Waipara, North Canterbury NZ
Steward SCA Name : Raffe Demassard
Stewards email :firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking cost for members : $87/$97/$107
Booking cost for non-members : + $2
Booking cost for children : Under 2 Free, 3-12 yrs $50/$55/$60
Cheques payable to : Southron Gaard
Bookings required : Yes
Booking deadline : 16/1/2011
Booking contact (SCA name) : Maximillian von Wittenburg.
Booking email :email@example.com
Southron Gaards premier camping event
Everything you could ever want in an event and more!
- Heavy fighting, rapier and archery almost every day
- Equestrian activities and display
- Half-Circle Theatre, a theatrical extravaganza
- A Formal Ball and a Peasants' Dance
- Market Day
- All-arms Warfare
- An event-long meal plan
- Fighter auction tourney: "motto" style!
- Superlative Feast
- Passage of the Pantheon Pas d'Armes
- Fine A&S classes and workshops
- The notorious Mangy Mongol