[AET] Vikings on the River

In the spirit of Vetr Thing and Vikings in the Snow comes Vikings on the River. On November 14th the Shire of Riversedge will host a day for all Norse personas.

For once an event where you can wear your wool garb and not bathe in sweat. This event is almost entirely outside. The site opens at 9am and closes at 7pm. There will be classes through the day (two sessions in the morning, then lunch, then two sessions in the afternoon).

Classes on Viking furniture/woodworking, Denmark before Jelling and stitching Norse clothing are already slated. Also, for those into scholarly arts we will have a Norse Trivia Competition available in the book room.

For Heavy fighters we will then have two different tournaments (FIELD OPENS ONLY AFTER CLASSES END- We are trying to encourage well rounded Norse Fighters!). The first will be a Double Elimination Holmganger or Cloak tournament. A 12 foot circle will be marked out and those who step off dine with Odin. The second tournament will be a Warlord style tourney with a true Viking finish involving ship to ship combat. You've got to see this one to believe it.

Her Ladyship Baroness Marsi of Hadley will provide a sumptuous mid-day meal which is included in the price of admission. The lunch will hopefully include wild boar if the autocrat does not miss with his spear!

There will be no evening feast and a Royal Court will be held immediately following the heavy weapons tournaments.

An Arts and Sciences contest for the Best Dressed Norse Person will be held with a prize for the winner by populace vote.

Site fee is $8 adult or $4 for children 5-15 (includes lunch) with current membership card; a $3 non-member surcharge will be levied on all others. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.-The Shire of Riversedge.

The site is the Cochranton American Legion Hall and grounds (203 West Adams Street, Cochranton, PA 16314).

Directions: Make your way to the Geneva Cochranton Exit off Interstate 79. Turn Right off the exit ramp onto Route 285 . Follow Route 285 until it "T's" onto Route 173. Turn Left onto Route 173 and go across the bridge over French Creek. Slow down the site is on the right immediately after the bridge!

The event will be both inside and out so dress in appropriate fall Norse garb. Sorry-The site is not handicap friendly. For more questions contact the autocrat His Lordship Baron Stefan Ulfkellson at swally@windstream.net. We are not doing pre-registration for this event.