Waikato Waldorf Festival 2014 – Review

The Waikato Waldorf Festival is a 1-day event at the Waikato Waldorf school. It is one of the main fund raisers and is always themed medieval. For the past few years we have attended as part of the living history village.

This year the village was organised in a timeline from Roman to Renaissance. we were part of the high medieval area. As usual we had the space trades setup, unfortunately this year the weather didn’t play nicely so we move the stall inside the tent for protection. Along side this I was making a leather box for a friend of ours.

Despite the weather there were still a lot of people attending and we had quite a few come though and talk to us about the spices and what I was making.

It was also nice to see James the Blacksmith in attendance. James has made a umber of bits for us and we haven’t had a chance to catch up with him since the last Taupo event in 2010. We had a small shopping list and picked up some more S-hooks, pole hooks and a pair of lantern hooks.

It was also good to catch up with Nic, who used to organise Taupo and made our current tent, Ben, a very talented tailor and Renaissance period re-enactor, Wolf and Gareth from the SCA, Graham from the Sable Hart and to see John Milnes Roman group in action.

We didn’t get many pictures but those we did are in the gallery

About Ian Piddington

I have been involved in re-enactment since 1993. My main group now is the SCA in New Zealand, although I still do some bits with the local Jousters. Within the SCA I am Sympkyn of the Moor, Baron of Ildhafn
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