Medieval Fall Faire and Demo


Hosted in-person by Device of Hartwood

The Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Aspasia Bevilacqua
Date: September 15 , 2023 until September, 17 2023
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on September 15th 2023
Site closes at: 8:00 PM on September 17th 2023

Event site:
Coombs Fairgrounds
1014 Ford Road Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0

Let’s get medieval with competitions, camping, markets (or wares; your choice), and more at the Medieval Market Faire and Demo in Hartwood. A weekend of fun as we choose new Seagirt Champions, with a public demo on Sunday. September 15-17th, 2023 at the Coombs Fairgrounds, right beside Goats on the Roof.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Weekend Fee $30
Day Fee $10
Merchant Table $10 for first table, $5 for extra tables (plus applicable site fee)
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Friday Activity
10 AM Event Team on site
12 PM Gate opens for the populace
Rest of the afternoon/evening Set-up, socializing, etc.


Saturday Activity
8 AM Gate Opens
10 AM Morning Court – Invocation of the Lists and morning announcements
11 AM Archery Championship
2:00 PM Thrown Weapons Championship
4:00 PM Ducal Court with Their Graces Duchess Tangwystl and Duchess Meagan
5:00 PM Court
6:00 PM (or after court) Potluck dinner and demo coodination meeting (bring your dinner over to the stage to discuss Sunday’s demo and make last-minute preparations)


Sunday (Demo Day!) Activity
7:00 AM Merchants allowed in for set-up
9:00 AM Demo gates open – all encampments not available for the public to look at should be closed/cordoned off
9:30 AM Meet & Greet Session 1
10:00 AM – 12 PM Combat Demonstrations (Armored, Rapier, Cut & Thrust)
11:30 AM Meet & Greet Session 2
1:00 PM Archery Demo
1:30 PM Meet & Greet Session 3
2:00 PM Thrown Weapons Demo
2:30 PM Demos winding up, last call for merchants, public gate closed
3:00 PM Demo finished, all public off site, clean up begins
8:00 PM Everyone off site.

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