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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

October 1st, 2022


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"


$10 (member)
$15 (non-member)

Youth (12–17)


Children Under 12



Germania Park Campgrounds

4221 Trinity Church Rd, Hamilton

ON L0R 1C0 



  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 has been graciously prepared by Countess Marioun Golightly. 


Lunch tickets may be purchased for $5 per person at the Gate. All lunches come with a choice of one entrée, one dessert, and sides while quantities last.



- Beef Stew

- Vegetable Pottage

- Meatballs on a Stick with a choice of sauce


- Seasonal Fruits

- Seasonal Vegetable Stick

- Bun with Butter


- Carrot Pudding

- Shortbread

- Skor Brownies by Her Grace Jocea


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.



NOTE: The schedule runs on SCA time and all times are approximate.

10:00 AM - Site gate opens

11:00 AM - Morning Court

12:00 PM - Meeting of the Order of the Laurel

2:00 PM/All Day - Scriptorium at The Veranda behind The Hall

Scriptorium will be available for Scribe use all day. Marioun will be available to host at 2:00 PM.

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: 

3:00 PM - Mead Tasting Contest at The Hall

Brewers and Tasters alike are invited to participate* in Ben Dunfirth's annual Mead Tasting Contest.

Brewers are asked to please submit only one mead. Due to current restrictions, Tasters will be served at a designated table and are asked to please bring their own cup.

(*Must be 19+ to participate)

All Day - Salvazzi Triathalon

The Triathlon is for those individuals who participate in Armoured, Fencing, and the Arts & Sciences, to have a chance to shine.

For more information and rules on how to participate, please visit here.

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


10:30 AM - Archery Range opens 

1:00 PM - Throwing Range opens 

1:00 PM - 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.

1:30 PM - Yeoman of The Wolf Tournament (Thrown Weapons)

Throwers get six shots per round (4 rounds total) to hit targets decorated with the heraldic badges at a distance of 10 feet. 

Rounds 1 & 2: Everything in colour on the badges scores 3 points and everything in white is -1 point.

Round 3 & 4: The reverse, 3 points for the white bits, and -1 for colours. 

2:00 PM - Yeoman of The Wolf Tournament (Archery)

Archers get six shots per round (4 rounds total) to hit targets decorated with the heraldic badges at a distance of 20 feet. 

Rounds 1 & 2: Everything in colour on the badges scores 3 points and everything in white is -1 point.

Round 3 & 4: The reverse, 3 points for the white bits, and -1 for colours. 

2:00 PM - 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.

3:00 PM - The Hunt (Thrown Weapons)

The Thrown Weapons Hunt is a set of three targets with Big Game on them. Hunt them down to provide meat for the feast (Sorry, no veggies).

TBD - Rapier Activities


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.

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?
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.

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.

What if I arrive late and there is no one at Gate?
A: Please seek out Maggie of Ealdormere who is the Head of Gate. If you aren't sure who that is, feel free to ask any of the Event Staff and we will happily assist you!


Event Steward/ Autocrat

Baudouin de Domrémy (Scott Unger)

Heavy Weapons

Bellatrix Hespeler (Glenn Shilletto)

Fencing Marshal

David of Ben Dunfirth

Head of Gate

Maggie of Ealdormere (Maggie Foubert)

Thrown Weapons Marshal

John Spooner (Darrell LaRue)

Archery Marshal

Don the Duckman (Don Intini)


Bellatrix Hespeler (Glenn Shilletto)

Royalty Liason

Jocea Valente (Joleen DeMarco-Wettlaufer)

Event Page Manager

Fischer (Robin McConnell)

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