This year's theme is "A Day in the Life" (and no, we didn't think twice about it). We'll have out usual assortment of Heavy Waepons and Rapier Fighting, plus an assortment of classes to hopefully please one and all.
Our A&S Theme is "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages" Documentation is required and entries will be judged using Kingdom A&S Rules. Please, NO Alcoholic entries since this is a Dry Site.
And you will be staying for Feast, no? Lord Cinaed of Eden is preparing what promises to be a filling and fulfilling feast featuring pork loin, venison, barley & rice pilaf, creme brulle tarts, fruit tarts, and "Joe Froggers" (molasses spice cookies, not frog legs). If you partook of the winning entries at the Diamond Wars cooking competition last year, this will be at least as good, if not better. Please remember to bring your feast gear (including bowls).
And yes, we will have merchants including Old World Merchants, All the Trimmings, That Special Touch, Markplatt von Otto, and possibly a few more. And remember: during this time of economic sluggishness, money spent with your in-Kingdom merchants stays in Kingdom and helps the Kingdom's economy (oh, wait! Am I preaching again?).
There will also be a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Royal Travel Fund.
So, now you're probably wondering where all this is taking place? The site is Shoal Creek Methodist Camp near New Blaine, AR
From points east (Lagerdamm, Small Gray Bear, Grey Niche) :
Take your best route to I-40, exit 81 ( Arkansas 7 Russellville) Turn south on AR 7 and follow 8 Miles to AR 22 at Dardanelle Turn Right (West) on AR 22 and go 19 miles to Methodist Youth Camp Road (on your left)
Turn Left (South) on Methodist Youth Camp Road and follow signs to site (approx 1 mile)
From points west:
Take your best route to I-40, exit 55 (US 64 / Arkansas 109 Clarksville/Scranton) Turn West on US 64 and go 1 Mile to AR 109 Turn Left (South) on Hwy 109 and go approx 13 miles to Arkansas Hwy 22 at Midway Turn Left (East) on Hwy 22 and go 3 miles to Methodist Youth Camp Road
Turn Right (South) on Methodist Youth Camp Road and follow signs to site (approx 1 mile)
For those with magical locating devices, the coordinates are 35°16'58.87"N 93°28'15.05"W
-Children under 12 $10
-Off-board (NO Feast) $12
Please add $3 for non-SCA members
Remember: basic site fee includes all meals except feast. That means Travellers Fare, breakfast and lunch.
And yes, I know there are competing events, but what if I said you'd have more fun here? What if I told you our fuel price is only $3.05 today? What if I said I would hold my breath until I turn blue if you don't attend?
Well, we hope you'll attend simply because we're wonderful people. ;)
Barony of Smythkepe (New Blaine, Arkansas)