Medieval Market Day


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: May 15 , 2022
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on May 15th 2022
Site closes at: 4:00 PM

Event site:
Errington Community Park
1545 Veterans Rd Errington, BC V0R 1V0

This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.

Medieval Market Day

The Shire of Hartwood invites you to join us at our medieval market day where members of the SCA demonstrate and display many of the activities in which we partake.

The Market will include many SCA makers and sellers of good things, some in medieval style, and sometimes with medieval-style tools. The Listfield will include demonstrations of armoured combat, and rapier (fencing), too. Throughout the site will be demonstrations of medieval and renaissance trades and home skills. The Stage will have music and other entertainment.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities

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This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.

Registration Information

To register for Accommodations for Medieval Market Day, Errington

Rating Phone Address Rates (per night) Distance/Time from Site Wifi
Englishman River Falls (Provincial Park) 4.8 250-474-1336 2245 Errington Rd, Errington Individual sites: $23 6.8 km/ 9 min N
Coombs Country Campground 4.1 250-248-9371 2691 Alberni Hwy, Coombs Tenting: $35 / 4 people

Additional tents are $10 each & $3 per person

Group Tenting: no vehicles – $75 for up to 4 tents and 8 ppl

Partially serviced sites (water & power): $45 for 1 rig & 4 ppl

Fully serviced sites (sewer as well): $50 for 1 rig & 4 ppl

RV Group sites are available at the same rates, 2 rigs & 8 ppl, $50 each additional rig and 4 ppl

8 km / 8 min Y
Middle Gate (Parksville RV Park) 3.9 250-954-1355 1344 Kopernick Rd, Errington Fully serviced sites: $47 2 km / 4 min Y
Travelodge by Wyndham 3.5 250-248-2232 424 Island Hwy, Parksville $85 7.6 km / 10 min Y
Sand Pebbles Inn 4.0 250-752-6974 2767 Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach $169 15 km / 16 min Y
Crown Mansion 4.5 250-752-5776 292 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach $229 15 km / 17 min Y
Ramada by Wyndham 4.0 250-716-2009 315 Rosehill St, Nanaimo $114 41 km / 34 min Y


Englishman River Falls is a beautiful provincial campground. You can, and should, book your site online starting March 14th for a May 14th/15th reservation. These disappear very quickly.

Coombs Country Campground is a very clean, friendly, and well organized place. The pool doesn’t open until the end of May, but there is a very pretty man-made lake and a great little store. Minutes away from Goats on the Roof.

The Travelodge is closest to site. Basic accommodation, but a great value in Parksville.

Sand Pebbles Inn is right on the ocean in Qualicum Beach if you’re looking to make it a bit more of a vacation, or just enjoy the water.

Crown Mansion is listed as it is an historical hotel. Pricey, but again, if you’re looking to add a bit of vacation, it’s a beautiful place.

The Ramada is listed for those who’d like to stay in Nanaimo. Good value again, and located right downtown for an easy walk to all the things.

Site Fees

Donations are welcome!


Event Schedule

Time Music Demo Stage Roving
10:00 Setting up a tent
10:30 belly dancing Sir Brand’s Tale
11:00 recorder Rapier
11:30 drumming woodworking
12:00 blacksmithing
01:00 belly dancing Heavy Armour
01:30 Sarah the Harpist Foresters Guild
02:00 German Dancing
03:00 recorder

Other demonstrations are posted on the demo tents, on the day, as people sign up.

Meal Information

For all, we expect to see a food truck available with interesting (non-SCA) comestibles! Details to come.

Food for SCA participants
Tucker Inn is pleased to feed the SCA merchants and attendees a Farmer’s Lunch. $10 per person will get you sliced ham, hard cheese, a cooked egg in shell, homemade bread with butter, and a sweet, served with coffee or tea. Sweets have not been determined yet but hope to have a selection to choose from.
Please PM (Don McConnell on Facebook) or email (ac.wahs@enomraw) me your order in advance to secure your meal. You can e-transfer your payment as well.
Thanks in advance; I hope to be of service.
Giovanna de Sollario

Merchant Information


  • Seabreeze Acres: Veggie starts, Potted herbs, and Table eggs (chicken and duck).
  • Aristophanes the Younger: Fabrics, gemstones, jewellery, feast-ware.
  • Jill’s Fibres: Yarn and fibre for spinning or felting. Ask about our sources and processes!
  • MJM Glass Creations: Medieval clothing, armour, bead making supplies, small stained glass jewelry/etc.
  • Scarlet O’Tomalty: Jewelry, knitting, clothing
  • Gaukler Medieval Wares: Replica medieval metalwork; medieval and ancient antiquities.
  • Freydis mannaskelfir: Fabric, preserved fruit, crafts
  • Aoife Fhionn inghean ui Cnáimhsighe: Miscellaneous clothing items and accessories
  • Hartwood Garden Designs: Garden name Stakes (yellow cedar); Herb Seeds; Paper potted Flowers & Herbs
  • Sheepless Yarns: Commercial and indie-dyed yarn, knitting/crocheting/weaving accessories.
  • The Artful Acorn: Nålbound items, wooden medieval toys, cup cozies, fabric bags, wooden knitting needles, glass beads, etc.
  • Jens Felted Jems: Needle felted animals, fairies, gnomes, mermaids in the Waldorf style.
  • Triple T: Talismans, Teas, and other Things
  • Gala Fabrics: Selection of fabric yardage – wool, cotton, linen, silk
  • Elysia’s potions: Dried herbal tea blends, and ready to drink color changing lemonade, medieval potion style. Watch the colors change!
  • House Blue Dog: Medieval spinning and weaving tools, wooden toys, looms, lucets, dried herbs.
  • The Forge Co.: Hand forged eating and cooking utensils, period camping gear. Axes.
  • Zircus Apparel: Juggling balls

(A reminder that this is a medieval themed demo event.  Merchandise should be appropriate for a medieval market (not modern). Merchants are expected to wear medieval(ish) clothing.)

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