[ATL] Kingdom Arts & Sciences Festival

The quiet clicking of knitting needles, the smell of freshly baked bread, the laughter from a circle of embroiderers and off to one side the sounds of wood being planed and a distant hammer on an anvil…… Village sounds? Yes, and no – these are the sounds of the artisans and crafts folk of Atlantia, preparing their entries for ….. Kingdom Art & Sciences

The Barony of Bright Hills invites Atlantia, her neighbors, friends and all folk who enjoy the Arts and Sciences to join us on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 for a day of all manner of A & S activities at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland. Among the activities and competitions there will be the Persona Pentathlon, auditions for “A Man for All Seasons” (to be presented at Pennsic 38), a space for oversized entries, merchants, the Kingdom Brewer competition and much more.

The site – Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, MD 21157

The site opens for setup at 9:00 AM and activities will begin at 10:00 AM. The site will close at 9:00 PM.

Event fee is $11.00 for adult members,
$14.00 for adult non-members
$ 6.00 for children 6 to 17.
Feast (well, a light supper actually) $5.00 per person.

A light lunch will be available on site from the Bright Hills Crescent Guard and friends, our stouthearted Baronial archers. This is a fund raiser for the Youth Archery Program. For questions concerning the lunch kindly contact Lady Katarzyna at KEhawkns@venable.com.

Westminster has quite a variety of eateries, all within 3 miles or less of the site. We are also providing a light repast for supper for those who do not wish to leave the site during the activities. Dinner will be limited to 150 seats. Our own House Wulfshaven will be preparing this meal. For questions concerning the menu or dietary issues, kindly contact Lord Kollack von Zweckle at Kenneth.kepple@cms.hhs.gov.

The site is wet.

Pets, well behaved and on leashes are welcome – you provide sanitation services for them.

Reservations should be sent Lord Magnus MacTaggart at william_becker@hotmail.com Checks should be made out to SCA Inc./Barony of Bright Hills.

Autocrat: Chagan Khulan chagankhulan@comcast.net.

We encourage the merchant community to join us for KASF. There is no fee for tables but tables are limited. For details kindly contact our Merchant Coordinator, Lady Livia di Samuele via e-mail at abramsonsm@comcast.net.

For information concerning the activities and competitions kindly contact the individual listed with the particular activity or on the Contacts page on the event website at www.kasf2009.com. If in doubt, please contact the Autocrat.

Map to Site:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.55442,-76.995513&spn=0.007164,0.01... Website: www.kasf2009.com. Check it often for updates.

Directions:
Westminster is located in northern Maryland, west of Baltimore, in Carroll County.

From northeast or southeast of Westminster, take your best route to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and follow it to Exit 18 (I-795) Northwest Expressway. Follow I-795 about 9 miles to MD Rte 140 Westbound. Follow Rte 140 into Westminster and turn left onto Center Street.

***Follow Center Street (it runs through downtown ) till you see signs for the Farm Museum and the Carroll County AG Center. Follow those signs – and the SCA signs – turning right onto Gist Ave then a right onto Smith Ave and a right onto Agriculture Center Drive. From points elsewhere – Kindly contact the autocrat for suggestions or take your best route to MD Rte 140 in Westminster, MD and turn onto Center Street – from the west, it’s a right turn, from the east, it’s a left turn. Follow directions above starting at the ***.