Hespeler dressed in Hunnic-style armour weilds a board spear in a blurred field of green grass. Brushes, flags, and a rapier fighter are blurred in the background.

Huntsman's Harvest
2022

October 1st, 2022

ENTRY & LOCATION

October 1st, 2022

Open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Huntsman's Harvest returns for 2022 at the Germania Club Park Campgrounds! Join us for another year of mead-tasting, archery, thrown weapons, Hungry Barbarian Tournaments, and more!

You must check in with the Gatekeeper (Maggie Foubert) when you arrive. Proof of vaccination and ID is NOT required when checking in. Pre-registration is not required.

 

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

*Cheques must be made out to "SCA - Ben Dunfirth"

Adult

$10 (member)
$15 (non-member)

Youth (12–17)

$5

Children Under 12

Free

SITE MAP

Germania Park Campgrounds

4221 Trinity Church Rd, Hamilton

ON L0R 1C0 

Canada

DIRECTIONS

  1. From all points, take highway 403 towards Hamilton.

  2. Exit east onto the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.

  3. Travel the parkway close to the end and exit at Dartnall Road.

  4. From Dartnall Road, turn left onto Rymal Road.

  5. From Rymal Road, turn right onto Trinity Church Road.

  6. Continue on Trinity Church Road.

  7. The Germania Club entrance is on the right, at the end of the long meadow on Trinity Church Road.

LUNCH & FEAST

LUNCH

Lunch has been graciously prepared by Countess Marioun Golightly. 

 

A lunch table will be available to serve food around 12:00 PM. Lunches may be purchased for $5 per person and will be available at the counter in the hall. All lunches come with a choice of one entrée, one side (while supplies last), and one dessert.

LUNCH MENU

Entrée:

- Beef Stew

- Vegetable Pottage

- Meatballs on a Stick with a choice of sauce

Sides:

- Seasonal Fruits

- Seasonal Vegetable Stick

- Bun with Butter

Dessert:

- Carrot Pudding

- Shortbread

- Skor Brownies by Her Grace Jocea

FEAST

Due to current Covid restrictions on eating in indoor spaces, we will not be doing a potluck feast, but we will be having a collective picnic (weather permitting). BYOFood, blankets, tables, and/or chairs, and we can enjoy each other's company and toasts and singing at the end of the event.

 

 

*Please note that there are no fires permitted on-site.

SCHEDULE

MAJOR
EVENTS

NOTE: The schedule is still under construction and will be updated as we get closer to the event date.

10:00 AM - Site gate opens

11:00 AM - Meeting of the Order of the Laurel

12:00 PM - Morning Court

TBD - Scriptorium

Welcome scribes of all skill level to share skills and knowledge or to learn! Make use of the provided materials or bring your own project. We'll focus on catching up with some of our newest members who are curious about calligraphy and illumination, or who have picked it up during the plague-time.

 

Contact Countess Marioun Golightly (Katherine Golightly) if you have questions: kathygolightly1@aim.com 

TBD - Mead Tasting Contest

Brewers and Tasters alike are invited to participate* in Ben Dunfirth's annual Mead Tasting Contest. Bring your finest brew (or just your finest self) and vote for your favourite meads.

(*Must be 19+ to participate)

5:00 PM - Afternoon Court

10:00 PM - Site gate closes

A shot from behind, Scully weilds a red bow after shooting an arrow. Her hair is flung up from the stream of air caused by the arrow.
Sir Tristham dressed in viking garb weilds a rattan bar stool

MARTIAL
ACTIVITIES

TBD - Archery Range opens

TBD - Thrown Weapons Range opens

TBD - Card Tournament (Armoured Combat)

Fighters compete in a Bear Pit-style tournament. Every win against your opponent gets you a playing card. The combatant with the best poker hand at the end of the tournament is named the champion.

TBD - Hungry Barbarian Tournament (Armoured Combat)

Have you ever wanted to hit your friends with a Dane axe, Mjolnir, and a bar stool all within an hour? The Hungry Barbarian Tournament has you covered. Bring your weird and wonderful weapon creations (and your full gauntlets) and get ready to do battle with a bar stool.

TBD - Rapier Activities

FAQ

Q: Can I bring personal presences?
A: Yes! Everyone is welcome to bring their sunshade, chairs, picnic blanket, etc. However please do not bring your tent or your flint & steel. We'll get in trouble if we start a fire.

Q: 
Do I have to pre-register?
A: No pre-registration is required. All you need to bring is your entry fee, membership card (if applicable) and your finest self! 

Q: Is there a site map?
A: 
No. If you stand in the middle field where you park, you can have a friendly Ben Dunfirth person point at the fighting to the right, the thrown weapons and fencing to the right, the kid's playground to the left, the hall in front of you, and we've cleverly hidden the archery behind the hall. We're mostly sure no one will get lost.

Q: Do we have both the hall and the pavillion?

A: Not this year. Only the hall is available as there is another group camping on the other side of the site. Please don't go wandering into their camping area.

Q: 
Is there Gold Key/loaner garb?
A: Yes! If you don't have enough garb then we will happily clothe you. We recommend that you bring a belt and a pair of non-denim pants, but if you have neither, denim pants are fine and we can steal someone else's belt when they're not looking.

EVENT STAFF

Event Steward/ Autocrat

Baudouin de Domrémy (Scott Unger)

Scott040877@gmail.com

Heavy Weapons
Marshal

Bellatrix Hespeler (Glenn Shilletto)

hun.hespeler@gmail.com

Fencing Marshal

David of Ben Dunfirth

reflexbow@hotmail.com

Head of Gate

Maggie of Ealdormere (Maggie Foubert)

grumpywookie@gmail.com

Thrown Weapons Marshal

John Spooner (Darrell LaRue)

larchmont479@gmail.com

Archery Marshal

Don the Duckman (Don Intini)

duckfamily.intini@sympatico.ca

Seneschal (Temporary)

Evander Maclachlan (Richard Bray)

seneschal.bendunfirth@gmail.com

Royalty Liason

Jocea Valente (Joleen DeMarco-Wettlaufer)

Grandduchyofbendunfirth@gmail.com

Event Page Manager

Fischer (Robin McConnell)

bendunfirthwebminister@gmail.com