Please remember that the guiding principles of the Society are Chivalry and Courtesy to all. Festival is held on private property and the owner has the right to refuse entry without cause of any kind. Violation of the following rules may result in expulsion from the site without refund and / or result in a fine. You will be required to sign an agreement stating that you have read and understood these rules and will abide by them before entering the site.
Please obey all directions from the Stewards, Constables and Marshals.
The token given to you at the gate must be carried at all times and shown at the gate for re-entry.
Anyone coming on site must make an attempt at pre 17th Century historical costume at all times outside of their tent. As much as possible this rule should apply to all aspects of your camping as well.
There are specific Fire Rules written in this document – you must follow them!
There are no animals allowed on-site – this includes horses! The only exception to this rule is Guide Dogs.
All guy ropes must be marked with white material to avoid accidents.
Campsite areas must be kept clean – we are the SCA and we leave areas cleaner than we found them! Please follow the instructions of the Stewarding Team in regard to rubbish disposal.
Smoking of filtered cigarettes is not permitted on site. Pipes, cigars and unfiltered cigarettes are permitted
Anything against the criminal code of NSW is prohibited at Festival. Do not bring illicit drugs of any kind.
No-one may sell alcoholic beverages without the proper license. Only the Salty Bint Tavern and Machiavelli’s Wine Bar have the proper license.
Providing alcohol to minors is an offence. Do not do it or you will be asked to leave.
Children are the responsibility of their parent or guardian. They must be clearly identified with their name, campsite and adult responsible for them. A token for this will be available at the Sign In Tent. The parent or guardian of any child found without this identification will be warned once and then asked to leave if it occurs again.
Chemical toilets are not to be emptied on-site.
Any members of the media must make prior arrangements with the Festival Stewards. Any media persons arriving and hoping to report from Festival without having made prior arrangements will not be permitted on site.
Crossbows are illegal in NSW. Don’t bring them.
No powerful electric light sources (e.g. Coleman lanterns) may be used outside or in public areas.
Glenworth Valley offers horse riding, boating and other adventure activities. These activities are not considered to be SCA activities, and are to be undertaken at your own risk. All of these activities are to be conducted in the public areas, and adhering to the rules set out by Glenworth Valley. Horses are not to be brought onto Festival site.
The Fire Rules:
As we have moved to a new site that is considerably less drought-stricken than previous years, we should be able to enjoy lower fire danger. However, fires will be monitored and regulations must be adhered to.
All fires and flame sources must be attended. If your campsite has an unattended fire you will receive a fine of $50 or more.
Campfires must be in a four (4) metre diameter cleared area, free from long grass, tents and overhanging trees. Fires must be contained either in a stone or brick surround, NOT in a pit.
Please use care when disposing of tobacco ashes.
No open flames are permitted inside tents.
All campsites must have a clear method for extinguishing their fire: A chemical fire extinguisher, multiple buckets of water or sand for each fire, or a fire blanket. If your fire precautions are not adequate you will be issued with a fine.
Firewood will be available at designated points around the site. Please return any unused firewood back to the designated points at the end of the event.
Please be sensible with any flame powered device – cookers, candles etc.
Motorised vehicles are only allowed to drive on site, using the marked roadways, at 5km/h until 8.30am on Friday morning and after 5pm on Monday evening. At no other times will a motorised vehicle be allowed on-site, except for medical emergencies or amenities management. St John Ambulance will coordinate emergency medical access.
Car parking will be in the grassy area just before the Gate.
Do not park in the spaces reserved for Royalty or the Steward, unless you are Royalty or the Steward.
At present there is only one access road to the site. It is 4km of single lane, unsealed road from the main office to the Festival site. Extreme caution will be required when travelling along this road. Passing bays and speed limits will be marked. Please adhere to the posted speed limits.
There will be traffic lights in place on the single-lane access road to and from the Festival campsite. Obey them.
Loading zones provided near the sign-in tent are for short term parking only. You will be asked to move your vehicle if deemed necessary.