Are you interested in storage (shipping containers) at Rowany Festival site?

Greetings unto the populace of Lochac,

Rowany Festival is a fantastic event renowned throughout the Kingdom. While close for some, many others must travel from the furthest reaches of our own lands or even beyond… bringing their worldly goods with them and trudging them back home again once the excitement is over!

We have received a request to see whether there is opportunity of having storage at the festival site, so groups can leave items only used at Festival, on site, instead of shipping back and forth each year.

The short answer is yes. There is a limited amount of storage space available on site, where we can permanently leave shipping containers. We already have a couple of containers on site which store Festival event gear (pavilions etc). We do have room for a few more. The expanded answer involves logistics, a longer term view… and we need numbers!

As such, we are trying to gain a good idea of just how many group(s) may be interested in storage (shipping) containers at festival site before proceeding. At this stage no decisions are being made. Once we have a better idea of potential numbers involved we can start to formulate an informed plan and make fair decisions from there.

Call For Expressions of Interest

WHAT:
Would those groups who have interest in shipping containers at festival site please contact rowanybarony+festivalstorage@gmail.com to let us know. Provide some brief details regarding who you are, the group interested and appropriate contact details if not obvious.

WHEN:
If possible, we would like to have an idea by our next senate meeting on Tue, Sep 16 (about a week away) so we can discuss this further. However, I fully appreciate I’ve sent this request through much later than I should (for one reason or another), so if you happen to respond later than that, I’m happy to take responsibility! This is an ongoing process, so it will all be fine.

As an indication of cost for containers may help in your own decision making, they sell second-hand for somewhere around $2,000 with an additional $500 for delivery.
I will try to reach appropriate places with this notice, however, if I miss a group / list / somewhere else this may be useful, please feel free to forward on.

YiS,
Jan Janssen van den Zype geheeten van den Goere
Rowany Webright

First Cut Off (Price Rise) for Festival 2014 Approaching

Greetings,

just a reminder that the first Cut Off for Rowany Festival Prices is
approaching. After the 30th of November the price of Rowany Festival will
rise. So if you would like to book at the lower price you have just under a
month to do so.

Bookings can be made by going here
http://festival.lochac.sca.org/booking-summary/booking-information/

Caristiona nic Beathain
Rowany Festival Steward

Update – Open Day to Visit Festival Site going Ahead – Smoke Free Zone

Greetings,

An update on the Rowany Festival Site Visit this weekend.
The planned visit will be going ahead as planned with one minor alteration.
The site is to remain a smoke free site for the day. So if you are a smoker
please be aware of this and make sure that you do not smoke anywhere on the
site on Saturday.

For those who are coming we will see you there.

Caristiona

Visit to Festival Site Potential Postponement Due to NSW Fires – TBA Later

Greetings,

at the moment the planned Site Visit on the weekend is up in the air. The
owner of the property has asked that he be able to contact us on Thursday
to either clear our visit on the weekend or to reschedule it. This decision
will be made on a number of factors including;
Safety
Fires in the area
Access on the roads
Air Quality
Emergency Services in the area and their concerns
and a number of other different concerns.

When we hear from the owner of the site and we discuss these concerns on
Thursday details on the site visit will be forthcoming. Additional
information will be posted here when it is forthcoming.

The Festival Stewards

Rowany Festival, Site Open Day (26 Oct 2013)

Come and have a look at the New Rowany Festival Site

Date:         Saturday, 26 October 2013
Times:       10:00 until 15:00
Address:   162 Black Spring Rd, High Range, NSW 2575  [MAP – Check for Camp Wombaroo]

Link to the Facebook Event with up to minute details

Pot Luck picnic, there will be BBQ’s for anyone who would like to bring something to cook on the BBQ. The site will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm for people to have a look at camping sites, merchant sites, where the Green will be and some of the facilities.

This site is not free so please bring a gold coin donation.
This is not a garbed event.

Our access to the site will end at 3pm so plenty of time for people to get back home and get ready for the Stowe Feast that night.

For those looking at camp sites, while everyone is welcome only one representative from each camp site will be accepted as a spokesperson for each camp site. This is to minimise confusion and double ups on communication so please make sure that you let Berenger know who the spokes person is for each camp group.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Caristiona nic Beathain

Festival 2014 Bookings NOW OPEN

Greetings,

Rowany Festival Bookings are open.

To book for Festival go to:
http://festival.lochac.sca.org/booking-summary/booking-information/
read the information and follow the links.

*Important*

When booking if you would like to do a Direct Deposit put in the promotion code *DirDep* when paying.

If you would like to pay by credit card you will need to pay a 30c booking fee per item (ticket) and a 2.2% credit card fee that will go directly to the bank.

*Direct Deposits need to be paid into*

– The Society for Creative Anachronism- Rowany
– BSB 032062 Account number 384421
– Then use RF and the last 8 digits of your booking number as your reference.

Your ticket is your GST invoice so if you need an invoice please make sure you keep a copy. Your ticket is also needed when you come to Festival so please make sure you bring a copy of it with you when you come. The receipt received is a receipt of payment only not a tax invoice only the ticket itself is a tax invoice.

The terms and conditions include the indemnity and the Rowany Festival Site Rules please make sure you read them before you come to Rowany Festival 2014.

 

– *All prices include GST*.
– The cut-off date is for email bookings made prior to midnight (AEDST) on the date specified.
– A day covers ‘daylight hours’ but refers generally to not staying onsite overnight. Please enter the number of days attending per person.
– A night covers a 24-hour period, but refers generally to staying overnight. Please enter the number of days attending per person.
– Children under the age of 5 are free (although $5 insurance is required for non-member children)
– Family rate applies for two adults and up to three children (between the ages of 5 and 17 inclusive).

For people with mobility-related disabilities, please ensure you tick the appropriate box.

*From Rowany Festival 2014, payment is made with the booking*. If you are using Direct Deposit please use RF and then the last 8 digits of your booking number as your reference number.

Once you have gone through the ticketing system* you have 14 days to finalise payment or your booking will be deemed invalid*. If this is the case you will have to submit your booking again, potentially at a higher rate.

*There is also a variety of Equipment available for hire*. *Please complete the form to hire equipment. Equipment can be hired either with your booking or at a later date.*If you have any questions, please feel free to contact rowanystewards@gmail.com

Rowany Festival Stewards

Yes, Festival is moving after 2013

Unto the Populas do Baron Loyola and Baronesss Annora send greetings.

As many of you know now, the contract for Glenworth Valley Festival site is n it’s final year and in the past few months we have been exploring alternative venues. Four sites were submitted for appraisal by members of the Kingdom at large and open discussion. After this lengthy process and the council of our advisory team, we have decided thus.

We will be moving Rowany Festival to a new site in the Southern Highlands called Womberoo. We fully believe that Womberoo offers a range of opportunities and facilities that no previous Festival site has.

Storage of shipping containers on the new site is approved, so they will need to be moved after this Festival. Any unclaimed or un-spoken for items will be disposed of before this takes place. If you have anything in the containers, please take responsibility for ensuring that your items are accounted for. Further information regarding this will be posted as soon as we can.

We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming weeks at this years Rowany Festival. Good luck with the last of your preparations.

Warmest regards and safe travels,

Loyola and Annora – Rowany.

Rowany Festival 2013 – Details and timetable (28 Mar – 1 Apr 2013)

Greetings to all,

Rowany Festival runs over Easter each year and for 2013 it is almost here once again, HUZZAH!!

For all the latest details, head over to the festival site http://festival.lochac.sca.org.au

The latest timetable can also be found through the menu at the top of that site, or a direct link to the page itself is: http://festival.lochac.sca.org/timetable

We very much look forward to seeing you all there

Jan

Suggestions for People Attending Festival

On 15/02/2013 2:340 PM, Jan wrote:

Hi <Name Removed>,

Thanks for the feedback, appreciated.
I’ve added this into the list of things to put in the “How to prepare for events” section when I build it. Some good suggestions in there, excellent stuff!

All the best,
Jan

On 9/02/2013 5:10 PM, <Name Removed> wrote:

> Let people, especially newbies, know that they WILL have to walk everything in and out if they can’t take extra days leave. Pack stuff in waterproof containers that are easy to carry – you WILL be a long way from your car and probably won’t want to visit it and miss out on things.
> You REALLY do need your own trolley, as the hierarchy (or people pretending to be hierarchy) will take the “communal trolley” off you unless you are part of a large group or they recognize you by sight. Spending 3 hours trudging through pouring rain to leave, while the trolley sits unused beside a nobles tent leaves a very sour taste at the end of a good festival.
> Also that you need to pack your car so your things are accessible, as you will NOT be allowed in the gate wearing mundanes, even to change in the loos 20m away. Your own gear is much better than the loaners. Idea – could we have a changing tent outside the gate?????? Please??? Just some canvas and a couple of stakes???? Not everyone wants to stop in public places wearing hosen or even a tunic.
> If you are self sufficient for all food and bedding, or have prearranged all your needs, before the event, you will be much happier than assuming something will be there and finding it is not. Things happen and other peoples plans change at the last minute – maybe after you’ve left home.

Festival Site Rumours

Greetings All!

I hope that everyone is well and looking forward to our upcoming events!

Festival is now imminent – and this brings me to a rumour that is currently circulating regarding the site.

YES – this is the last year on the current contract we hold with Glenworth Valley.
NO – the decision to move sites HAS NOT BEEN MADE.

We – the Rowany Senate, populas and the Baron and myself – are currently researching alternate options that have been submitted for consideration for a new site. If a move takes place it will only occur if the alternate site offers us more than we currently enjoy at Glenworth Valley. The outcome of this – whether we stay at Glenworth or move to a new location – will be announced before this Festival to allow for any alternative arrangements that may need to be made.
IF we move sites, none of the comforts we have come to expect from a festival site will be compromised.

I thank you all for your patience during this time and appreciate your understanding that this rumour has no truth and that the information will be provided as soon as the details are finalised.

Regards, best wishes and good luck with your Festival preparations.

Annora and Loyola – Baroness and Baron of Rowany.