[AET] A Shoote in the Wildwoods

Greetings unto the archers of Aethelmearc and the rest of the Known World. The Barony of Delftwood is elated to invite all to attend our Shoote in the Wildwoods Archery extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:00PM on Friday, August 29, 2008, and will close at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 1, 2008 at Wild Wood Sports Center, 5740 Fikes Rd., Elbridge, NY 13060.

There will be shoots on every day of the event. This event consists of Archery competitions, Thrown Weapons, the possibility of combat archery, and even a class on how to make a Roman Rising block crossbow. There will also be exciting and challenging novelty shoots. The nights will contain bonfires, night shoots and even the possibility of bardic entertainment.

The weekend tournaments will consist of the Seven Pearls Archery shoot, Barony of Delftwood Archery Champion, Barony of Delftwood Thrown Weapons Champion. But, just because they are the championships don?t think that they won?t be challenging and fun. With all of the Archery going on we can?t forget the legendary monster attack which we need the children of Aethelmearc to defend us from.

Lord Edward the Grey (Greyledge Archery/Diana?s Shaft Shop) formerly of the East Kingdom will be joining us for a Roman block cross bow making class. By the end of the class you can walk away with a crossbow, for target or combat, of your choice and the knowledge of how to make them. If interested please contact the autocrats before August 15th, about supplies, reservations, and FEES for the class. There is a deposit needed as well. There will be other classes to be determined later and a full list will be placed on the Aethelmarc list before the event. If you are interested in teaching a class please let the autocrats know and it can be scheduled.

We welcome merchants, please contact the autocrats as merchants space is limited. Wood for the campfires can be bought on site as they have a surplus of firewood. On Saturday August 30th, there will be a chicken bar-b-que, with corn, salt potatoes, and baked beans for $8.50 per person. For Sunday, August 31st there will be a lasagna dinner with a salad and Italian bread for $6.00. Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage for $4.00 a plate. Lunch will consist of Hamburgers/cheese, hotdogs and venison stew, the prices for those will be determined by the site. (There will only be pre-paid reservations for the dinners and need to be received by August 20.) All food is provided by the site. The site fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 (includes camping) + $3 non-member surcharge, there is no difference in fees for day trip or camping. Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Barony of Delftwood, and send all pre-registrations to SCA, Barony of Delftwood, PO Box 6694, Syracuse, NY, 13217

Please note that the owners ask that no animals be brought on site as there are already dogs there. (Very kid friendly)

Co-Autocrats for this event are Lord Edward Harbinger and Lady Anastasie de Lamoure lovetoo@twcny.rr.com.

For all points North, South and East find your best way to Route 690 West out of Syracuse for about 3 miles. Take RT 695 (695 after about a mile will fork, stay to the Right), stay on the 695 to the end, Exit 6 (a veer to the right) towards Auburn. Merge onto RT 5 west (right) towards Auburn. Stay on RT 5 for approximately 4 mile. Make a right onto Fikes Rd. and the site is less than a half mile on the right.

All points West, take I90 to the Auburn/Weedsport, exit 40, and turn right onto 34 towards Weedsport. Turn left onto 31B and take it to the end. At the end of 31B you want to turn left onto FT 5 towrds Elbridge. Take 5 through Elbridge and keep your eyes out for the Ford dealership on the left. Fikes Rd will be just after the dealership on the left. The sight is less than a half mile on the right. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Elbridge, New York)