Louise IX of France has died before Edward I of England could join his Crusade, so Edward has launched his own ninth Crusade into the Holy Land himself. In a time when the Crusades were drawing to an end and the Holy Land was plagued with unrest, an opportunity of peace and great celebration has come again to our Kingdom. Atlantia calls home all those who are able to answer, be they Crusader, warrior, artisan, laborer or supporter. Let it resound throughout the Lands to come to the Barony of Hawkwood to witness the Royal Coronation of Sir Sinclair Hawkins and Baroness Kari Kyst.
Site: Camp Pinnacle; 4080 Little River Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Site opens 6pm on Fri.; closes 12pm on Sun. No personal pets allowed. Fire only in pre-existing pit, if weather allows. Alcohol allowed per mundane and SCA rules/laws.
Martial Activities: A plenty! A quest reminiscent of the journey to the Crusades is intended, as well as other fighting options for the duration of the event. Please look to the March Acorn, on-line postings, e-mails, etc., with more details on the various fighting to be offered, among other activities.
A&S: Of course! Tempore Atlantia's competition will focus on 1250-1492. Please contact Mistress Iseulte of the Red Cliffs (krista.moyerATgmailDOTcom) if you have questions regarding this specific competition. A brewing competition is planned also. Please look to the March Acorn, on-line postings, e-mails, etc., with more details on the various A&S activities to be offered.
Feast: Dinner will be comprised of a tour down the path taken in order to travel to the Crusades, from a culinary point of view. Baron Thorgrimr inn Kyrri and his kitchen staff will prepare multiple dishes to delight the pallet and gratify the tummy to contentment. Seating is tightly limited to 100 and cost $9.00 per person, so please reserve ASAP if you would like to take part in this demonstration of gastronomic excess.
A separate feast for young children will be offered free of charge. Their food will consist of hot-dogs/fishsticks, mac-n-cheese, green beans, and the like. This will be served during Their Majesties evening court and supervision will be provided. We *must* have a head count, however, so please pre-reserve space for your child to take part. Contact the Head Cook, Baron Thorgrimr at thorgrimrATbellsouthDOTnet all for questions regarding the feast.
Merchants: Welcome! Please come and bring your period wares aplenty. Prior contact with the autocrat is very heavily recommended, even if you only plan to day-trip. Else, there is no space is guarantee.
Costs: Checks should be made payable to "Barony of Hawkwood/SCA, Inc." All non-members add $3.00 to your Daytrip/Camping/Cabin Fee. Minor non-members 6-17 are discounted this $3.00, and all those 5 and under are free guests of the Lands.
Day Trip: Adult - $10/Minor (6-17) - $5
Camping (tent/pavilion): Adult - $12/Minor - $6
Dormitory Cabins: Adult - $16/Minor - $8
Deluxe Cabin: Adult - $18/Minor - $9 (Deluxe Cabins must be pre-reserved. All have options that include multiple beds and/or rooms and private baths w/shower. Contact the autocrat for details and specifics/options.) Don't forget to add $9.00 per person attending feast after Court on Saturday evening.
Reservations: Please mail all reservations prior to March 22nd, 2008, to Baroness Adeliza of Bristol E-mail correspondence is promptly answered (I try!) at adelizaATbellsouthDOTnet.
Directions: Best route to either I-40 or I-26 in Western, NC. I-26 to exit 53 (Upward Rd) turn West (left if coming from South Carolina, right if coming from Asheville, NC) and follow to the end of the road (you will cross over 176, pass Ingles Grocery, and finally pass a golf course on the right). Turn left at light onto Highway 225 and follow for 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Little River Rd. Go 3.8 miles and the main entrance is on your left.
Barony of Hawkwood (Hendersonville, North Carolina)