[EAS] Mudthaw

One and all are invited to attend the Barony of Settmour Swamp's 28th annual Celebration of the Thawing of the Mud. As always Mudthaw will feature a wide variety of activities: tournaments in Armored Combat, Rapier, and Youth Combat, Archery, Thrown Weapons, a brewing competition and an array of Fine Merchants. Mudthaw will again be held at the beautiful and spacious Salaam Shrine in Livingston, NJ.

NOTE: All combatants must troll in before they can sign up for any lists. There will be an express check-in available on the field for combatants who pre-register. Reserve ahead and avoid the morning lines at troll.

Their Majesties have declared that a grand Arts and Science competition will be held during Mudthaw to determine Their Arts and Science Champions. They wish to extend an invitation for all artisans in the Kingdom to come and show off their best work, and compete for the honor of representing Their Majesties as one of the Kingdom's Champions of the Arts and Sciences.

For full details of the competition please go to http://settmourswamp.eastkingdom.org/mudthaw2008/

From the Garden State Parkway: Take exit 145 to Route 280 WEST. Go 7.5 miles to exit 5A for Livingston, which puts you onto County Route 527/Livingston Ave. Take Route 527/Livingston Ave. SOUTH for 1.3 miles to the junction of Route 10/Mt. Pleasant Ave. Turn LEFT onto Route 10/Mt. Pleasant Ave. EAST. The site is 1/3 miles down the road on the left.

From Route 287: Take the exit for Route 10 EAST (exit 39 from 287 South; exit 39A from 287 North). Follow Route 10 EAST, continuing on Route 10 through the traffic circle at Eisenhower Parkway. The site is 8.7 miles east of Route 287 on the left.

Public Transportation: N.J. Transit has Bus service from Newark Penn Station that travels along Route 10 in Livingston and can stop near the site. Consult www.njtransit.com for updated information on service and schedules.

Event Website: http://settmourswamp.eastkingdom.org/mudthaw2008/

At-a-Glance Event Information

Salaam Shrine Center
369 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039

Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Fees:
Site : $12 per person, $5 for children (6-17), includes dayboard,
Children 5 and under are free.
Feast: $8 per person regardless of age; Pre-reservation deadline for feast is March 14th 2008 any seats remaining will be sold the day of the event.

A $3 non-member surcharge will be collected from those adults without proof of membership. If you intend to use the express check-in, please send proof of membership with your reservation and a SASE for the express check in letter. Acceptable proof of membership includes a copy of your membership card, a current Pikestaff label with your name on it, or the proof of membership letter from the SCA web site.

Children are welcome but we ask you to please supervise your children at all times. Anyone under the age of eighteen who is not with a parent must be accompanied by an adult and must present a consent form signed by a parent which includes contact information for the parents. If a minor does not have a blue SCA membership card then a minor waiver signed by a parent or guardian must be presented at troll. Copies of the minor waiver form are available on-line at http://www.sca.org/docs/waivers.html and will be available at the event.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. - Barony of Settmour Swamp

Reservation Refund policy:
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the autocrat before the event. Site fees and merchant fees will be refunded after the event. Feast fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your feast space.

There is a $5.00 merchant fee. (we will have a waiting list if you need more space). All merchants MUST be pre-registered with the Merchant Liason two weeks prior to the event ( March 14, 2008). Merchant fee is to be paid with registration for event. Please note, merchant space is limited.

Erec L'Clarie Lorderec@yahoo.com

Merchant liaison:
Rachael of Gwynedd Chocolatecoffeewench@yahoo.com

Contact for K&Q A&S Championship
Lady Renye Wurm wurm55@juno.com

Other Contact Information:
Master Phillip the Facetious

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. - Barony of Settmour Swamp Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Livingston, New Jersey)