Io Saturnalia

Feast of Friendship

Io Saturnalia! (Yo Saturnalia!)

Come join us in Renaissance Italy as we celebrate Saturnalia, with merry-making, mirth and mayhem!

The ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia is revered in Italy and is strongly influential in the celebrations of Christmas and Mid-Winter.

Food and drink will be enjoyed, and in the spirit feel free to share gifts amongst friends. Arts & literature will be celebrated, and enjoy comedic mystery plays performed for your enjoyment.

It's Saturnalia - a celebration where roles are reversed in joy and jest, a mocking good time for all. Come laugh with us, and perform for the populace and the Baron & Baroness, with music, poetry, comedy or other entertainment of your choice, and vie to be crowned the Lord or Lady of Misrule!  

Cheer yourself with fabulous food and great company, bring friends new and old and warm yourself by the fires in Stegby, so soon after the Winter solstice, as we look forward again to the coming of the sun.

Be cheered and honored to fight for the glory of becoming Champion of Stegby, in Archery, Rapier and Heavy events.



Event Name: Io Saturnalia - Feast of Friendship

Host Group: Stegby

Start date: 12:30pm, Saturday, July 5th 2014

End date: Sunday, July 6th 2014

Event type: Feast

Location:  The 'Southern Downs Flexible Learning Hub'

62 Canningvale Road

Warwick, Q. 4370.

A&S competitions:

*** An embroidered or black worked clothing item or accessory. (cuffs, handkerchief, collar)an unfinished item is acceptable with documentation.

*** A handmade item for a feasting kit

*** Handmade paper, in form of your choice eg leaf or book


*** Children's A&S Competitions

9 and under - Paper Snowflake cutting

10 to 14 -  Hand made paper


*** Non-competitive games include Tug-of-War, Axe-Throwing and Adult Boffer.


Your Event Steward is Amalia del Benino

Your Feast Steward is Gabriella Borromei.


Bookings Close: Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Booking Contact: Lady Olivia dei Medici



Payment within 7 days of booking, account details on request. Cancellations without notice will be charged 25% of booking fee to cover food costs.


Billeting, Accommodation and dietary requirements to Bookings Officer.


Member Adults @ $44.00

Non-Member Adults @ $54.00

Member Child    @ $22.00

Non-Member Child (5-15) @ $27.00

Children (5 and under) FREE


MA Off Board @ $22.00

NMY Off Board @ $27.00

NMC Off Board @ $12.50

MC Off Board    @ $7.50

Adult 1 Day Fee @ $34.00

Adult NM Day Fee @ $44.00


Inclusive of GST

Full fee includes Lunch, Feast and Breakfast.  Sunday lunch will be pot luck of leftovers.

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