Greetings, and welcome!

Welcome to the Shire of Darton, the Wellington, New Zealand branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a world-wide society that recreates the better parts of life in pre-17th Century Europe.

Welcome all!

There's been a recent news article about a group who promote European culture (including doing medieval reeactments) and the possibility that they were promoting white supremacy. 
Although the group condemned such behaviour, it's best to make our position on any similar behaviour clear.

Halloween fighting day and Feast!

Come join the member's of Darton on this day of Ghosts and Ghouls! We will start off with heavy combat in the morning at 10am, and segue into rapier combat in the afternoon.  Lunch will be potluck - bring something to share. There is no charge for attendance during the day. 

Event date and time: 
Sat, 2020-10-31 10:00 - 20:00

Day of Fun

Summer Day of Fun.The plan is to have "War Practice" and what ever else you would like to work on. Location is Elmwood.  Please contact the Seneschal or any other Darton member for address details.

Event date and time: 
Sat, 2020-11-14 10:00 - 20:00

Feast of the Cloth of Gold

Subject to any Covid-19 restrictions which may apply at the time.    Join us to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the summit of Henry VIII of England and Francis of France, the Hamlet of Sherwater shall be holding a feast of the Cloth of Gold.     A Feast of early 16th Century English and French foods shall be servedfrom 5pm.  Guets are invited to prepare a tale of heroic deeds, or a song, or other entertainment should they wish to court the adoration of other attendees.      

Event date and time: 
Sat, 2020-12-19 15:00 - 23:00

Sherwater Easter Camp

Enjoy the basics of camping under the stars sleeping in Canvas tents, cooking over campfires and enjoying good company!  The Hamlet of Sherwater are holding a camp at the Eketahuna Camp Grounds in Stout Street, Eketahuna in the Tararua District.  The site does have communal showers, toilets and kitchen facilities.Costs are for the camp site and do NOT include any meals.  Base fee is $12 and then $7 per night per person (members).  Adult, non SCA Members are requested to pay and additional event membership levy of $2 for the event. 

Event date and time: 
Thu, 2021-04-01 12:00 - Tue, 2021-04-06 12:00

Wairarapa Hamlet

Hear ye!  Hear ye! 

The Hamlet of Sherwater is that part of the land mundanely called the Wairarapa region. 

From time to time medieval events are held in this part of our wonderful Shire; and you may seek assistance there, concerning Medieval or Renaissance costume making, or other Medieval or Renaissance arts and crafts.