[MER] Silver Hammer Tourney

The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer Tourney October 26-28, 2007

Come join us at Big Ridge State Park to celebrate the fall with our traditional Silver Hammer Tourney.

Friday Night:
From Master William McNaughton:
The Autocrat of this year's Silver Hammer has asked me to produce some kind of performing arts on Friday Night. I wish to announce a performing arts "Thing." Bring your songs, your stories, and your dances, and your playlets. I will be awarding prizes at my whim and setting categories at random, depending on who turns out. The competition will be in an open format. Documentation will give you a bonus, but is not required.

The Thing will start at 10:00 p.m. in the main hall.

Silver Hammer Tourney: Tradition tourney in the Hammer on the Field. Winner receives the honor of wearing the Silver Hammer until next year’s tourney.

Youth Combat: There will be a Youth Tourney with Prizes/Awards per age group and a participation token just for being in the tourney. We really hope to see a lot of participation this year.

There will also be a Rapier Tournament, Archery, Live Weapons. Come get your fill of sharp, pointy things. And brush up on your shooting skills for the IKAC.

The Embroider’s Guild will have a salon on the field in the morning. Come and learn a few stitches whilst watching the tourneys.

The A&S Minister will be accepting entries with the theme From the Ground Up. The more steps used to create the entry, the better (i.e. spin the thread, make the needle to sew the costume) Use your imagination, and bring what documentation you can.

Children’s activities will be held on the field in the early afternoon.

Merchants need to contact the Event Steward to arrange space.

Feast: The three Kitcheners, Mistress Eleanor of Ashley, THLady Annchen, and Lady Marianna Christina, are planning a German/Low Countries feast. The feast will be limited to 175 and places are going fast.

Dancing after feast in the hall. Bonfire in the dell. Bardic circle wherever everyone collects.

Event Fees
Adult w/e on board $22 / $23
Adult w/e off board $13 / $14
Adult daytrip on board $15 / $16
Adult daytrip off-board $8 / $9
Children 2-11 Half Adult Price
There is a $3 non-member surcharge. Children 6-12 are half price, 5 and under are free. Please do not mail reservations after 10/15/07.

The site opens at 5:00pm on Friday. Feast will sell out ~ Reservations strongly encouraged. Cash, check, m/o ONLY to hold space. Make checks out to: SCA Inc., Barony of Thor’s Mountain. Off board prices do not include any food, no breakfast. For day trippers, breakfast can be purchased for $1.25.

No pets, No fires outside designated area.

Site is open from 5pm ET Friday to 11am ET Sunday.

Group Camp is discretely dry. The fighting field & rest of the park is BONE DRY. ~

Reservations: THLady Catherine Stewart, (mka Kelly McNutt)

Event Steward: Mistress Marthe Elsbeth of Oak Hill

Directions: Take best route to I-75 - Exit 122 (Norris-Clinton exit). Take Rt. 61 East. Travel 11.5 miles to Big Ridge State Park. Follow signs to the group camp. SCA signs will be posted. Location:
Barony of Thor's Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)