Annual Events


HELD on the last full weekend of February Border War is the largest event our local Shire presents each year.

The Incipient Shire of Border’s Crossing hosted the first Border War in February 1999, just four months after forming. At that war, a battle was held to decide which Barony would be mentors to the fledgling Shire: Politarchopolis, approx 3.5 hours north, or Stormhold, approx 3.5 hours south. Politarchopolis won. But Stormhold tried again next year…

In 2016 we will be holding our seventeenth Border War.  A weekend of fighting, classes and fun from Friday, 26 Feb to Sunday, 28 Feb 2016 at Kurrajong Scout Camp, Oura Rd, Wagga Wagga.

For those who get in early there is dormitory accommodation, and ample choice for camp sites.  If your household or Barony would like to have its own camping area, please advise this at the time of booking, together with the approximate number/size of tents.

The food will be plenty, tasty and satisfying for all tastes from Friday night until Sunday lunch.   If you have specific food allergies or preferences, please let us know at the time of booking.   For those who do not wish to participate in the fighting, there will be a range of Arts and Sciences activities available, including A&S for children.

Click here for the booking form.

EFT Details:
Acc Name      Society of Creative Anachronism – Bordescros
Bank              Westpac
BSB               032769
Account No.  632441
If sending a cheque, mail to: 544 Thurgoona St, ALBURY NSW 2640

PRICES, including camping costs and GST
(NOTE: Add $10 per night for dorm accommodation.)

Prior to Dec 31, 2015
Adult $100   School age children $50    Family price: pay for 2 adults & 2 children, the rest are free.
Day rate: $45   Feast: $25.00   Day + Feast: $70
NON-MEMBERS: Add $5 for each person to cover insurance (regardless of age or whether an event fee is paid).

Prior to Feb 12, 2016
Adult $110    School age children $55    Family price: pay for 2 adults & 2 children, the rest are free.
Day rate: $55    Feast: $25.00    Day + Feast: $80
NON-MEMBERS: Add $5 for each person to cover insurance (regardless of age or whether an event fee is paid).

After Feb 12 At the Gate:
Adult $130     School age children $65     Family price: pay for 2 adults & 2 children, the rest are free.
Day rate: $60    Feast: $30.00     Day rate + Feast: $90
NON-MEMBERS: Add $5 for each person to cover insurance (regardless of age or whether an event fee is paid).



The War Band Competition has been so well received that it is now a permanent feature of Border War.

This is a competition that will encompass all aspects of Border War for War Bands/Households consisting of 8 to 10 members.   The group entry with the highest overall score will be the winner and take home the War Chest to which all participants are requested to contribute. To earn points there will be:

War Scenarios

Fighter Tournament

Archery Tournament

Fencing Tournament (to be confirmed)

Arts & Sciences Competition

Gywnfor Llwyd Memorial ‘Mouth From the South’ Bardic Competition

Extra competitions are being added this year, including a tug-o-war.

Points will be awarded for entering an activity and to the War Bands on the winning side of each battle, and there will be a points system for the tournaments and competitions:

1 point per entrant in each activity or war scenario with bonus points for first, second & third.

In order to encourage greater pageantry, there will be points for the Best Presented War Bands.

Last year at  BW XVII the winning War Band was Ravning with 43 points. Can your Band beat them this year? Individual winner was Gilligan O’Tomelty due to the number of entries he had in  A&S comps, Archery and the Bardic Competition. So when thinking about the composition of your War Band, remember to include those with archery, rapier and A&S skills – and fighters can also enter the A&S and Bardic competitions.

Please bring something to add to the War Chest.


Invitations are warmly extended to those in the Kingdom who would like to share their expertise on any area of Arts and Sciences with those attending Border War.   If you are interested, please email with ‘A&S’ in the title.

There will be the following competitions all focussed on the British Isles 1400-1600

Brewing – meads, hypocras and melomels

Embroidery – appropriate to 14th/15th century

Pageantry – any item of pageantry, banners, tabards, shields, etc

Leather Work – an item of clothing or for combat


Participants will be required to present a performance piece in any format appropriate to the wars between Scotland and England. If you decide to put on a theatrical performance or act, please keep it to under/around 10 minutes.

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PROGRAM (yet to be updated)

Any enquiries please email to receive bank account details.

FRIDAY 26/02/2016
3:00 pm Site / Troll Open
7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Bardic Circle
SATURDAY 27/02/2016
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Armour Inspection
9:00 am Classes tba
10:00 am War Scenarios
11:00 am
12:00 noon
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
1:30 pm Classes tba Armour Inspection
2:00 pm War Scenarios
3:00 pm Target Archery
4:00 pm Tug-of-War
5:00 pm Boffer Bomb Battle
6:00 pm
6:30 pm Feast
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm 4th Memorial Mouth from the South Bardic Challenge
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Midnight to dawn Quiet near dorms / camping requested
Sunday 22/02/2015
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am
9:00 am  Armour Inspection
10:00 am Classes tba Heavy Tourney Rapier & Boffer Tourneys
11:00 am
12:00 noon Lunch & Closing Court: Winning War Band announced
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm Pack up site



Held in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney Area) each year, Rowany Festival runs for six days over Easter. Click here for a link to the Festival web page.

Currently, Rowany Festival is held at Glenworth Valley, a beautiful, moist, green valley north of Sydney, south of Gosford. Usually somewhere between 600 and 1,000 SCAdians attend this event.

Bordescros generally has a presence at Festival, which is much enjoyed by all who attend. More fighting / A&S / campsite revelry than any other event in Lochac.

This is the Bordescros Campsite gate and Cairi’s Cottage at Rowany Festival AS 42 (March 08)