[ATL] Stierbach's Baronial Birthday

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Come One and All to celebrate Stierbach’s Tenth Baronial Anniversary! Like the finest of Atlantia’s wines, each year brings exciting new flavors to experience cultivated in the terroir of tradition and past experience. Share with us the marking of a new year and vintage of Stierbach in our Society.

Site:
Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Site opens Friday, June 27th at 4pm and we need to be offsite by noon on Sunday. This is the same site as our Holiday Faire. Please note that the site is DRY

Baronial Champions Selection:
Their Excellencies Rhonwen and Flaithri will choose Their Baronial Champions from the populace of Stierbach based on activities held throughout the weekend. The current Champions will each hold a challenge of their own to help showcase the skills of our populace, in effort to aid Our Excellencies in their decisions.

Champion's Challenges:

Baronial Bard:
The Challenge our Baronial Bard has put forth is a Bardic Bear Pit! Challenge the current Bear to any genre you wish to perform in from Poetry, jokes, stories, songs, to interpretative dance! Any genre you choose, the current holder of the Bear Pit must match! Please contact our Baronial Bard at bertran.de.st.jean@gmail.com for advanced sign-ins, there will be some on-site as well. If you are unable to attend the Bear Pit, but wish to be considered for Stierbach's Baronial Bard, please catch Our Baroness before court to prove your prowess.

A&S Champion:
A&S Champion's Challenge is a competition on the theme: "The Red, White, and the Bull": the best showing of the Barony's colors and/or heraldic animal.

Feast:
A feast for 70 gentles will be prepared by Lady Grace Whytteng and the Stierbach Cooks Guild. Please contact Lady Grace (Kristi Kelly) with any allergy concerns at KristiWhyKelly@aol.com.

Arts and Sciences:
In addition to Our Champion's Challenge, there will be an open Arts and Sciences display based on the theme: "X marks the Barony". This would be explained as "Your best interpretation of the number 10 (or X) in your work, as well as what you might have been able to accomplish or learn in 10 days, weeks, months or even years"

Also, on Friday night, all will witness the premier of our very own Commedia dell' Arte troupe: i Torri! Please be forewarned that this show is rated PG-13 by Her Excellency due to innuendos, parental guidance is required. For a short history of Commedia as written by Baron Charles (i Torri's director), please click here.

Martial Activities:
In addition to the Champion's Challenges, there will be Rapier and Marshal scenarios in an open field that are subject to our Marshal in Charges' whims. For archery, we are having a Mors shoot with new technology added just for Birthday! For those of the thrown persuasion, our Thrown Marshall is working on an exciting challenge for members of the barony and visitors alike to enjoy. Should you have any questions, please contact our Marshal in Charge: Lord Alexandre de Tourouvre at knight-marshal@stierbach.org.

Reservations:
Send reservations to our Exchequer, Mistress Ceridwen ferch Rhys ap Michael For questions please email at exchequer@stierbach.org. Make checks payable to SCA Inc.-Barony of Stierbach (please notice that it is flipped). Advance reservations requested.

Cost:
Site Fee / Camping Fee
Adult (non-member) $9 / $5
Adult member $6 / $5
Youth (5-17) $3 / $5
Infant (0-4) $0 / $0
There are 70 feast seats available at $7 per seat.

Autocrat:
Lady Adrianna du Chesne neopkwaii28@gmail.com

Directions:
From Points South:
Take your best route to I-95 North Exit at 152B for 234N towards Manassas Follow 234 North for 14.1 miles Turn right at Dumfries Road/VA 234-BR

From Points North:
Take your best route to I-95 South Exit at 158B to merge onto Prince William Parkway/VA-3000W towards Manassas After 4.6 miles, turn left to stay on Prince William Parkway After 8.6 miles, turn left (again) to stay on Prince William Parkway After 2 miles, turn right at VA 234N Take another right at Dumfries Road

From Points West (I-81 corridor):
Take your best route to I-66 Exit at 44 for Rt. 234 Bypass South After 8.2 miles, turn left at Dumfries Road After 0.8 miles, the Fairgrounds will be on your left The Fairgrounds is behind the Armory.

http://www.stierbach.org/events/birthday2008.html Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)