[AET] A Shoote in the Wyldwoode

The Mongols and the Slavs are warring again! However, this time their ladies have interceded and made them agree to meet on our fields at Wyldwoode to determine who is best at Archery, Thrown Weapons, Fighting and the Arts & Sciences! Come one, come all to try your hands at collecting the points to choose the victors!

Our chosen site is the lovely Wildwood Archery Center, 5740 Fikes Rd, Elbridge, NY 13060. Site opens at 5pm Friday, September 3rd, 2010, and closes at noon on Monday, September 6th, 2010.

There will be archery competitions, including the 7 Pearls Archery Tournament and the traditional monster shoot for the younger crowd. There will be thrown weapons competitions. There will be a heavy weapons tourney. There will be an arts & sciences challenge, with a theme of Baronial largesse (entries to be donated to the Barony).

Our Baronial Champions in Archery, Thrown Weapons, Arts & Sciences and Heavy Fighting will be chosen for the coming year! In addition, Thomas Byron of Haverford and Ariella of Thornbury, Baron
and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, have challenged the members of the Order of the Gage to join them in holding the field against all comers. Come and be among the cheering throngs, and root for your favorite competitor!

The highly-esteemed Edward the Grey will once again be offering classes in bowmaking!

1. How to Make a Bowstring - This class will cover making the continuous loop and Flemish strings. A jig for making the continuous loop string will be included. Two sessions of this class are being offered. Cost per student is $50, and includes the jig. Maximum of 15 students per class.

2. Making a Flat Bow - this will be a hickory on hickory flat bow. Cost will be $175 for 5 or fewer students, or $150 for more than 5. Edward needs at least one month to prepare everything, so a down payment of 50% of the total cost is needed. Reservations with payment need to be in Edward's hands _no later then July 27th , 2010_. Down payment for bows should be based on the higher price, with final payment being adjusted if necessary.

Merchants are welcome, please contact Lady Fenris McGill windsong@broadviewnet.net There is no merchant fee _other than site fees_ for _all_ individuals working the booth. However, you will need to bring your own tables and tents.

Breakfast and dinner will be available from the staff at Wildwood both Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast will be $4 each day, Saturday evening will be a chicken BBQ for $9. Sunday evening will be all you can eat pasta for $9. Reservations are needed for these meals, please let the Autocrats know by August 25 if you plan on purchasing meals, and which meals you would like. _Payment for the meals_ will be made to the Wildwood staff on arrival. The staff will also present a cash lunch both days.

The adult fees for this event are $10 for the weekend. A $5 non-member surcharge will be collected at the door, so please bring proof of membership. The fee for children aged 14 and under is $5. Children 5 and under may attend free of charge. Please send reservations for the Event to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Delftwood, P.O. Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc. ? Barony of Delftwood.

Directions
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 towards 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 site is less than a half mile on the right.