[ATL] Defending the Gate VII

Once again, as the weather warms, the snows thaw, and the world begins to stir anew from its winter slumber, the Canton of Sudentorre looks to its gates with anticipation...of celebration! In previous years we have eagerly awaited our allies to aid in the defense of our lands.

This year, we will be opening our gates and welcoming all our allies and any others from far and wide to a proper spring festival and tournament in honor of the new Baron and Baroness of Stierbach. Join us as we gather to welcome and greet Their Excellencies, hoping to curry their favor through competition and merry making!

The event will be at Lake Anna Winery (same location as the VA Ren Fest), 5621 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 (540-895-5085). The winery will be hosting winetastings during the event, and welcomes those interested (and old enough). Outside alcohol is not permitted on site, however, you may taste and/or purchase wine at the winery, which may be consumed on-site. Pets are not permitted. Candles are permitted. Ground fires are not permitted.

Martial Activities: Special martial activities will be held in Heavy Combat, Archery, Rapier and Thrown Weapons competitions will be held. As in previous years we shall be hosting a group-style Martial and A&S Tournament.

A&S competitions: In our lovely hall, we shall be hosting both an open A&S competition as part of the tournament and St. Catherine's Prize Tourney.

Merchants: Merchant space is outdoors and unprotected. There is no fee for Merchants. For more information please contact Lady Rowen ferch Rhys.

Lunch: A sideboard lunch is included in your daytrip price. It will be prepared by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruadh. Pre-registration will help us be able to prepare enough food for everyone to be satisfied.

Feast: An evening feast will be held, but is limited to 100 seats. Please pre-register as noted below to ensure a seat will be available for you. Please contact the head cook, Lady Elizabeth of Hadley Hall with any dietary concerns.

Fees: Member / Non-Member / Child (6-17)
Site Fee $10 / $13 / $5
Feast $8 / $8 / $8
Notes: Children 5 and under are guests of the Canton
Lunch is included as part of the site fee.

Autocrat: Lord Otel Altunat (Joel Cropley).

From I-95 (north or south): Take exit 118 (Thornburg). Take Rt. 606 west to Snell (11 miles). Continue on Rt. 606, then turn left onto Rt. 208 (4.5 miles). The Winery entrance will be on the left.

http://sudentorre.atlantia.sca.org/dtg7.php Location:
Canton of Sudentorre (Spotsylvania, Virginia)