From the Merchant Co-Ordinator

Please note, the below is from 2014.  Stay tuned for updates for 2015 Rowany Festival to come soon!


Welcome again to another newly updated Merchant’s Page!

The Festival is now a mere three weeks away, and yet we have still more merchants signing up, and more providing further details of the amazing wares they will have available for your shopping pleasure.

It seems that this year you will be able to purchase a wide range of items which will cover not only you, but your interests too. Fabric, trims, toys, jewellery, gems, books, armour, feastware – it truly seems that you can walk in one end of merchants row in mundane wear and walk out the other end a fully equiped medievalist!

Please note, the details in the tables below are current as at 30 March 2014, and may be subject to change. If you are missing from these tables or have more information to provide (or I’ve made a mistake and left something out!), please contact me ASAP at

Who are they? What are the wonderful things they are bringing? Where can I get a sneak peek at their fabulous   wares?
Anna’s Apothecary In the evenings, you   will find this small, intimate cocktail and wine bar providing you with a   peaceful atmosphere. You shall find a quality establishment using only   quality ingredients so that the gentle folk of Festival may find a quiet   corner to ease their afflictions and sundry disease
Blue Moon Archery Archery equipment, leatherwork, knives and jewellery (charms,   bracelets, pendants etc)
Colonial Lake Books Books, fabulous books!
Elizabeth LaChatte Remedial Massage   Therapist
Elizabet’s Handspun Handspun wool and   silk embroidery threads, handspun yarn,   spinning equipment, spindles, niddy noddys, swifts and fleeces, from a   variety of white and coloured breeds of sheep, buttons, hooks, buckles etc!
Esford Pty Ltd Armory, drinking horns   and leather goods
Flaming Gargoyle Amazing pottery, as   used by many of the populace of Lochac! Facebook: Flaming   Gargoyle Pottery
Floating Coffee Bar COFFEE!!! Need I say   more?
Golden Gryphon Snacks and lunch foods,   Yseult’s Famous Cordials, candles, hand-spun thread, and reproduction Books   of Hours
Heilwich’s Hosen Heilwich will be selling   hosen, helm liners, feathers and baskets, as well as a range of selected   items from Medieval Fight Club including, armour, feasting gear and cloak   pins.
Inner Spirals Metal acid etched   Viking and Celtic   Jewellery
Jean the Hornmaster Items both beautiful   and functional – knives, drinking horns and other accessories 
JJ Francis   Blacksmith and Armoury Combat armour,   swords, knives & camp gear, with working forge.
Lion’s Den Providing sweets,   treats, tea, coffee and much more. Also hosting a treasure trove of items from   feasting kits to craft supplies, from games to toys and so much more. Will   you enter the lions den and discover what you seek?
Lucan Von Aych Period recipe-based (and modern) perfumes, body butters and body oils   made with all-natural, non-toxic ingredients.
Mainly Medieval Research books,   facsimiles of extant as well as modern texts, & Re-enactment high-end later period treen, domestic flat and hollow ware,   small items such as cards, dice and games; facsimile jewellery, sewing items,   coins and some apothecary items.
Maureen the Viking Hand made leather   goods, Viking   wire weaving, chain mail jewellery, horn cloak and hairpins, and bone   carvings.
Michael Nakone Beautifully crafted   wood and leather goods Facebook: Shayrebel
Milords Merchants We sell Fine Celtic & Medieval Pewter Pendants and Charms, along with Candle   Lanterns, and some period pouches. 
Oak Embroidery Embroidery, garments   and fabric. Mmm, fabric…
Sign of the Lambtree Fine braids and trims, beads and jewellery bits, board games and   cards, outdoor games, kites, period music and musical instruments, dolls,   puppets and other toys Pocket Money Purchases (under $5), period artefacts, 500-1200 years old.
Sir Yves La Chat Period knives, swords   & some jewelery
Toni Larson Remedial Massage Therapist
William Lincoln 16th C and   17th C armour, helmets, and swords
Ye Olde Bizarre Jams, pickles, clothing, lengths of fabric, jewellery, woollen inkle   and kumihimo braids, white ostrich feathers for hats/fans, quill feathers,   and other decorative feathers.

But wait, there’s more! The following gentles have indicated that they have fine goods for sale on Market Day.

Who are they? What are the wonderful things they are bringing? Where can I get a sneak peek at their fabulous   wares?
Angus the Barbarian Gemstones of fabulous   quality
Seger Boom Selling seeds of   Medieval herbs and dye plants, some books and probably other bits and pieces.
Seth Callaghan Custom pouches and   heraldic patches while-u-wait, Fine Silver Jewelery, Custom heraldic and   tournament shields.
Dufniall Viga-inn   rammi Rabbits feet ,   tails and fur
Eleanora de la   birche Selling lengths of   wool, linen and silk cloth, also a few clothes – pants, hoods, hats, etc and   some buckles.
Elvira and Bethany with   Elvira’s Emporium and Medieval Attachments Providing a range of   gemstone and amber beads, jewellery items, fabric, furs, fans, lacing rings   and cloak clasps to meet your varied costume needs.
Emlyn’s Adornments Accessories   and recreation recycled jewellery
Gab’s Fighting   Accessories Rattan   and fighting accessories
Antonia di Lorenzo Scribal and household   needs
Lue Pottery Pottery for every table
Lavender Kirby Small handmade items,   jewellery and beads
Odds n Sods Selling clasps, jewellery,   snoods, trim and braid, plus many other garb and persona accoutrements
Padraig Lowther’s   Discount Emporium Buttons, feathers, embroidery pearls and other   costuming oddments
Dorte Planert Medieval jewellery, drinking horns, hand-bound leather books, olive wood bowls and   ladles.
The Stillroom of di   Lucignano and de Lyon Fine perfumes,   ointments, spices and dyestuffs (and shhh… cosmetics!) NOTE – if you have   previously bought perfumes and wish to have your bottle refilled, please   email the merchant co-ordinator at
Mistress Kiriel du   Papillon Fabulous feastware,   including very fine glassware, accessories, jewellery, and as recently   updated, fabulous pearls! Facebook: Kiriel’s   crafts
Crispin Sexi Handmade pouches,   books, music and toys
Seadragon Metalcraft Swords, knives and   jewellery Facebook: Seadragon Metal
The Rowany Merchandise   Table Must have collectable,   ahem, “short and stretchy t-tunics”, tea-towels etc.

In addition to the above, there are two essential Festival services that also need to be mentioned:

Throughout the Festival Greesispoone will be providing meals, and there are various prices and options available. For bookings, please see:

Please – BOOK SOON. Bookings close on 4 APRIL 2014 – that’s now only a few days away! There are will be some extra meals available, but if you want to ensure that you get some of Libby’s famous pickled eggs, bookings are essential!

And last, but by no means least, The Sally Bint Tavern. It’s where you will always find drink, entertainment and companionship, and various traditional festival events, such as the Fighter Auction. Please note that the Tavern has put a shout out for musicians interested in providing background music to the hubble and bubble of the tavern. If you are interested in providing your services, please contact Laela or meet her in the tavern early in the event.

So I see you reading this and thinking “hmm, I really should make that merchant booking now”.

Yes, yes, you really need to make that booking now! We are really running out of time, and merchant’s row is getting full to bursting!

Permanent merchant sites cost $30 (in addition to entry fee, bookings via the Rowany Festival booking site), however the Saturday Market stalls are free and there’s still space available.

For those who wish to sell food at Festival you will need to have a HACCP certificate,and must also notify the NSW Food Authority.

Just a reminder that if you do not have a certificate for safe food handling and a copy of the notification confirmation with you, you will not be allowed to sell food.

You can notify the NSW Food Authority via the link below:

Thinking of selling some goods at the Saturday market but not sure that you have enough for a full table? There are a couple of people in the same position. Please email me at as there may be some scope for setting up a combined stall if we get enough people interested in putting a few bits together (and please let me know if you’re interested in volunteering to be the person running it).

As with all, if you have any queries, please contact myself at, yes, that email again:


Aleinya Thrakesina