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St Catherine's Faire and Baronial Investiture

Hunua Falls Camp
203 Falls Road Hunua
Date and Time: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 17:30 to Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 13:00

St Catherine's Faire - our annual all-weekend event will this year also see the investiture of our next Baron and Baroness. Baron Rudiger and Baroness Alyenora have lead our barony since 2011 but have decided it is time for them to step down. Come along and help us thank them for their service, and welcome Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen as they visit to invest the new Baron and Baroness.

Plus bonfires, dancing, fencing, music, archery - what more could make a wonderful weekend? Bookings are now closed, sorry!

It will be a fully-catered event, with accommodation, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

The majority of the "usual" St Catherine's will happen: fencing, archery, armoured combat, maybe Arts and Sciences classes. But the highlights of the event will be the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness on Saturday afternoon, followed by a fabulous ball and then a sumptuous feast prepared by Lady Vettoria. 

Dates and times

Friday November 24th to Sunday November 26th, 2017.

Opening and closing times

The event opens at 5:30pm on Friday (4:30 for those setting up). Please don't arrive early - another group may be still there.

The event finishes immediately after lunch on Sunday, at around 1pm. We'll clean up and clear out straight away - plan to be gone by 2pm.

Historical costume is optional on Friday, necessary on Saturday and Sunday.



The event site is at Hunua Falls Camp (203 Falls Road, Hunua, Auckland). It's an extremely well-appointed, well-maintained campsite, with a large hall, plentiful accommodation, good facilities for SCA use, and beautiful and extensive grounds. If you were at May Crown in 2015 or St Catherine's Faire last year, we enjoyed the site so much that we're using it again. More details are available on the dedicated site information page.


People - contacts

Stewarding team: William de Cameron (David Robb), Elena y Delyn (Wendy Piddington), Vettoria di Giovanni (Shannon Wanty). 

You can contact us at


Prices (as of October 1st)


       Attendance Adult (18+) Price Youth (12-17) Price Child (5-11) Price Infant (under 5)
A Whole event


$90 $70



Saturday + Sunday

$101 $80 $65
C Saturday only $67 $46 $35
D Sunday only (no food included) $31 $25 $25
  Event membership for any adult not already a subscribing member +$2   


Summary of booking options: what you get

  Friday Saturday Sunday
  Dinner Accom. Breakfast







Accom. Breakfast





The stewards can be a little flexible about all of these - get in touch if you need to.Feel free to have a look at our budget spreadsheet 
here if you're curious about where the money goes. 

Bookings - BOOK HERE

  • Price rise - October 1st - (adults only, book and pay before October 1st to get early rate)
  • Bookings close - November 10th (a fortnight before the event)


  • before November 10th (a fortnight from the event) - full refund, no problem
  • after November 10th - no refund (save emergency cancellations, e.g sudden illness)


New Zealanders pay by direct deposit - asap after booking, please.

Account name: SCANZ INC BARONY OF ILDHAFN Account number: 38-9012-0095212-00

Visitors from overseas may pay in advance by direct deposit, or in cash on the day (NZ dollars).



The schedule is still subject to change when we know who the new Baron and Baroness will be and if they or the Crown have any specific requirements, but a tentative schedule is available on the schedule page.