Spring Fight, Feast and Frolic

Spring Fight, Feast and Frolic

Come enjoy the late spring weather surrounded by blooming beautiful gardens at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The event will be a casual picnic, with Court, an Arts and Science competition, Tournament and lawn games.

We will be in our usual grassy area near the lower entrance. Bring a chair or rug, your own picnic, nibbles and drinks (water provided). After judging we can partake in the A&S creations.


When: Saturday 5th November 2022, 11:00am

Where: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, near the gazebo, via the lower entrance, closest to the river (Click here for directions)


Art and Sciences Competition

This is a recipe redaction challenge and bake off!

Tart de Bry is a 14th century recipe. This is taken from ‘The Forme of Cury’ of 1390, compiled by the Master Cooks of King Richard II:

Tart de Bry. Take a crust ynche depe in a trap. Take yolkes of ayren rawe & chese ruayn & medle it & þe yolkes togyder. Do þerto powdour gynger, sugur, safroun, and salt. Do it in a trap; bake it & serue it forth.

Recipes from medieval sources generally do not contain specific measurements and quantities but are usually sufficiently explained that a competent cook will be able to prepare them. Ingredients aren’t always listed in the order they’re used, they might be missing entirely! Often no measurements or timings, and even cooking methods can be vague. Medieval recipes were more likely memory aids than precise instructions; a medieval cook might also be cooking for anywhere between 10 to 1,000 guests, so quantities weren’t necessarily useful.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to research, interpret and create your version of this dish.

Documentation of your entry and your redacted recipe is encouraged but not required. At a minimum – a list of ingredients is required (for allergen identification).

Following judging – the populace will be able to partake in your creations.



11am Event begins

11:30am Court

12pm Armour inspections followed by Heavy Tournament

1pm Rapier tournament

1:30pm Games, A&S judging and devouring of tarts

4pm Event ends



Please pay online beforehand, by contacting the booking officer below.

SCA Members:

Adult members $6

Child members Free

SCA Non-member

Adult non-members $16

Child non-members $5

*Non-member prices include an amount required by our insurance. You can avoid this by becoming a member: New Membership Application.


Clothes and Feasting Gear to Borrow

If you are a new member or newcomer, come along in some basic garb. We appreciate any attempts! If you don’t have any garb or no time to make anything, clothes and basic feasting gear is available to borrow for a  small maintenance and cleaning fee of $2 per item, capped at $5 per person.

Please email GoldKeyYnysFawr@gmail.com , before the event, if you wish to borrow anything.



Bookings Close: Tuesday, November 1st 2022

Booking Contact: Lady Sybil; kenny.amelia@gmail.com 



Event steward: Lady Sybil


COVID-19 Rules

Participants are reminded that if they are unwell or showing cold or flu-like symptoms, they must not attend.