Several years ago, the Honorable Lady Rayne Moyra O'Ciaragain of Meridies
conducted a survey to discover what members of the SCA expect from feasts. The
results are posted online.
There has been much discussion in SCA circles about what makes or breaks a
feast. Topics have included period research, lighting, and great feast
hall ambience. In 2000, THL Rayne Moyra O'Ciaragain of the Kingdom of Meridies
conducted a survey to find out what people really want in a feast. The results
make for a very interesting read.
Of those responding, most people apparently do enjoy SCA feasts
and most come for the ambience and companionship rather than the food. Most
prefer period dishes served in three courses, and like to be entertained during
the meal. Other topics covered by the survey include research, dishwashing,
feast setup and signup.
THL Rayne's survey and the results are published on her website (see link above).
For more information, she can be contacted at: SirCaedmon@centurytel.net