Once again House Serpentius and House Wilmot, under the generosity of the Barony of Bhakail and the Bailiwick of Ivyeinurst, are sponsoring a celebration of all things involved in hitting! Last year's event was such a success, we have already outgrown our site. This year's site has a much larger area for fighting, fencing and merchants! the only thing this site does not have is free parking -- the parking costs $8/day for a lot with an attendant and $5/day for a lot without an attendant, as a result, House Serpentius will cover the entire site cost. THE EVENT IS FREE!
As with last year's event, there will be Heavy Weapons, Fencing and Youth Fighting with fabulous prizes! A helm donated by Duke Ronald will once again be the prize for the Heavy Weapons tournament. Fencing prizes have yet to be purchased, but I am sure Duchess Roxane will come up with something equally marvelous!
Heavy Weapons: the lists for the both the Novice and regular tourney will open at 9:30AM with the lists closing promptly at 11 AM. The Novice Tourney will begin promptly at 1130 AM with the regular tourney to follow immediately thereafter. To qualify for the Novice Tourney, the fighter must be authorized for 2 years or less. PLEASE NOTE: NO GREAT WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED AS THE CEILINGS ARE TOO LOW.
Fencing: the lists for the both the Novice and regular tourney will open at 9:30AM with the lists closing promptly at 11 AM. The Novice Tourney will begin promptly at 1130 AM with the regular tourney to follow immediately thereafter. To qualify for the Novice Tourney, the fencer must be authorized for 2 years or less.
Youth Fighting will begin at 11 AM and run until the kids have worn out the marshals or the site closes (whichever comes first!). We will have some limited loaner gear available for new youth fighters as well.
Arts and Sciences: There will be an Arts and Sciences display with a populace's choice award. Works in progress are welcome!
Merchants: There is space for merchants free of charge. Please contact Duke Darius to reserve your space.
From Trenton NJ and points North: Take ramp onto I-95 S toward PENNSYLVANIA - Take exit #22/CENTRAL PHILA/INDEPENDENCE HALL/CALLOWHILL STREET onto I-676 W toward CENTRAL PHILA - go 2.2 mile. Take the BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY exit - go 0.1 mile. Turn RIGHT on N 22ND ST - go From Delaware and points South:
Take ramp onto I-95 N toward CHESTER/PHILADELPHIA - Take exit #13/VALLEY FORGE (I-76W) onto PENROSE AVE(PA-291 E) toward VALLEY FORGE (I-76 WEST)/ISLAND AVE (PA-291)/VALLEY FORGE (I-76 W) - go 1.8 mile. Continue to follow PA-291 E - go 3.0 mile. Continue on I-76 W - go 2.4 mile. Take exit #345/30TH ST. STATION/MARKET ST - go 0.1 mile. Turn RIGHT on CHESTNUT ST - go 0.3 mile. Arrive at 2125 CHESTNUT ST, PHILADELPHIA, on the LEFT.
From points West
Take ramp onto I-76 E toward PHILADELPHIA/EXITS 22-39 (Toll applies) - go 39.7 mi Take exit #326/PHILADELPHIA (I-476)/VALLEY FORGE (US-202) onto I-76 E (Portions toll) - go 18.0 mile. Bear LEFT on I-676 E - go 0.2 mile. Take the 23RD STREET/BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY exit onto N 23RD ST toward 23RD STREET - go 0.6 mile. Turn LEFT on CHESTNUT ST - go From the NJ Turnpike
Take ramp onto NEW JERSEY TPKE S toward NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE SOUTH/CAMDEN (Toll applies) - - Take exit #4/PHILADELPHIA/CAMDEN onto RT-73 N toward CAMDEN/PHILADELPHIA (Portions toll) - go 1.9 mile. Take ramp onto KAIGHN AVE(RT-38 W) toward RT-41/B FRANKLIN BR/HADDONFIELD - go 5.8 mile. Continue on US-30 W - go 2.2 mile. Bear LEFT on I-676 N (Portions toll) - go 0.9 mile. Continue on I-676 W - go 0.9 mile. Take LEFT ramp onto I-676 W toward US-30 W/CENTRAL PHILA - go 1.3 mile. Take the BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY exit - go 0.1 mile. Turn RIGHT on N 22ND ST - go Parking: There is limited on-street parking which is free. There are 2 paid lots one block over on South 21st. From the site, take S. 22nd Street one block up, turn right on Ludlow Street. Turn right on S. 21st. both lots are on the left. One lot has an attendant and cost $8/day. The other lot does not have an attendant and therefore costs $5/day.
The First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 6 PM
Site : There is no site fee--the event is free. However, the parking will cost approximately $8/day at the paid lots across the street. There is also some (very limited) free on-the-street parking.
Feast: There will be a dayboard available for $3/person on a first come, first served basis.
Joseph of House Serpentius
Heavy Weapons and Merchants: Tribune Darius Serpentius firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Fighting: Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh email@example.com
Arts and Sciences: Master Safi al'Khansa (AKA The Great Al'Khansa) firstname.lastname@example.org
Barony of Bhakail (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)