[ART] Castle Siege

Greetings unto the populace of our great Kingdom of Artemisia!  The Shire of Silver Keep would like to welcome you to Castle Siege 2010!

Many and varied activities will be held throughout the event, the likes of which will suit and please all the good gentles of our fair Kingdom.

Friday night will see a Harem Party occur in our Grand Pavilion, complete with dancing and drumming and a Shire Bardic Competition, followed by a Heavy Torchlight Tourney.

Saturday's myriad of activities will include classes, a chess tournament, a belly dance competition, an Arts and Sciences display, period lawn games for all ages, and more may be announced.  Archers, bring your gear, as the event will have targets for you to practice with.

Plenty of fighting scenarios are planned for Saturday as well. We will start the scenarios early, with armor inspection and siege weapons beginning at 10 a.m. Bring your siege weapons if you want to attack our castle keep! The Shire has built a castle facade to aid in the realism of storming a keep.  There is a heavy siege planned to take our keep and if the keep is taken, the rapier fighters will duel on the inside. If our brave fighters are unable to defend their castle, the winners will have bragging rights for a year, until our next Castle Siege, and be able to say that they have taken our keep! Our Shire Rapier Championship will be held in the late afternoon.

The tentative class list is as follows:

    * Pewter Casting, by Prior Helmut
    * Belly Dancing, by Lady Esther
    * Painting with Dirt, by mi'Lady Gemma
    * Pottery and Mosaics, by mi'Lord Andrew

Saturday night, a Court will be held and our new Shire Bardic Champion will grace us with a performance. Also, a Belly Dance competition will occur.

Site opens at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The site is only 10 minutes from Bozeman for last minute shopping, dining, etc. The site is wet, potable water available.  Pets allowed, please be responsible with them. Merchants are most welcome! Fires allowed in above-ground pits only. 

Site Fees: Adults, $12.00. Children 5-15, $5.00. Under 5 are guests of the Shire. $3.00 surcharge for non-members. Please make checks available to SCA Inc, Shire of Silver Keep.

Site Directions:  The site is at Rocky Creek Farm.  Take your best route to Bozeman, MT and connect with I-90. From the West:  Exit # 313 off I-90 (Bear Canyon Road). Turn left at the stop sign off the exit.  Turn left again at next stop sign (this is Frontage Road). Travel 0.8 miles and turn right at Rocky Creek Farm, following signs to the event area. From the East:  Exit # 313 off I-90 (Bear Canyon Road). Turn left at the stop sign off the exit. Turn left again at next stop sign (this is Frontage Road). Travel 0.8 miles and turn right at Rocky Creek Farm, following signs to the event area.

Event Steward:  Lady Jane Fox
Assistant Event Steward: Prior Helmut