Currently Canterbury Faire is a 7-9 day camping event involving around 250 people.
Canterbury Faire takes place in mid to late January each year, at a site less than an hour north of Christchurch, in the Barony of Southron Gaard. The event includes a range of war scenarios, tourneys, arts workshops, dancing, rapier, archery, bardic arts, court, merchanting, a sell-out feast, and much more besides.
Most popular hang-out at CF: The Mangy Mongol Tavern, operating by Royal Appointment
Most popular entertainment: Half-Circle Theatre
Catchphrase used for CF in Festival's Scurrilous Rag: "No mudde, no duste, no venymous fauna"
Most frequent comment from a first-time visitor: "I'll be back"e
History: Originally Canterbury Faire was a 4 day camping event, centred around Waitangi Weekend (Feb. 6th) each year. This has changed to a 9 day camping event with 6 garbed days in more recent year.
Note: Category:CF_Admin is being used experimentally as a knowledgebase for stewarding CF in future, with a mind both to assisting future CF stewards, enable knowledge retention, and provide an example and justification for the practices we use to other SCA groups.