THE PROLOGUE: The site will be Camp York in King's Mountain State Park (1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702) and will open at 5:00pm on Friday, October 1st and close at 11:00am on Sunday, October 3rd.
This is a lovely wooded site featuring cabins, hot showers and a beautiful lake (please note that the lake is unfenced and no life guard will be on duty. Swimming is at your own risk). While alcohol is permitted, there can be no original containers. No pets are permitted to stay on site overnight. However, responsible pet owners may day-trip with their leashed pets.
THE CANTERBURY TALES: There will be a wide range of activities going on throughout the weekend inspired by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Guests may complete their own pilgrimage by pursuing the many activities offered. No knowledge of the Canterbury Tales is needed to fully participate. It just makes everything more fun if you have!
THE MONK’S TALE: There will be three different Poetry Competitions. The Monk’s Tale: Poems can be of any length but must feature eight-line stanza(s) rhyming ababbcbc. Poems should recount the tragic endings of any or all of the following figures: Lucifer, Adam, Samson, Hercules, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Zenobia, Pedro of Castile, Peter I of Cyprus, Bernabò Visconti, Ugolino of Pisa, Nero, Holofernes, Antiochus, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and/or Croesus. Documentation is not required for The Monk’s Tale competition. The Parfit Quene’s Tale: Poems of any length or style (documentation required) that honor Atlantia’s new Queen. The Pilgrim’s Tale: This competition is to be completed on-site with poems needing to include words from a list contained in the site program! There will also be a Pilgrims Progress Competition featuring items carried or used by medieval pilgrims while on pilgrimages.
THE KNIGHT’S TALE: There will be a King’s List Heavy Weapons Tournament held in honor of HRM Bryan's Coronation and a simultaneous Queen’s List Rapier Tournament held in honor of HRM Brianna complete with Queen's Tea. Prizes will be awarded to both the winners as well as the most courteous fighters in each tournament. Archers are also invited to compete in the Archery Competition.
THE COOK’S TALE: A feast inspired by the Canterbury Tales and limited to 150 people will be prepared by Baron Thorgrimr inn Kyrri on Saturday evening. Please address any dietary concerns to him directly at email@example.com. Please remember feast is sold by the seat, so all those who fill a seat must pre-reserve.
THE SUMMONER’S TALE: The site fee for the event is $10.00, half price for children ages 5-17. The feast fee is $7.00. The overnight fee is $3.00 for tent camping or $5.00 for a cabin bed. Children under 5 are our guests. Unfortunately, all S.C.A. non-members must pay the $5.00 surcharge mandated by the Society. Please send all reservations to the Autocrat with checks made payable to: SCA, Inc./Kingdom of Atlantia. All refund requests must be received IN WRITING within 7 days of the end of the event. Please include an email address with your reservation if you would like a confirmation.
THE REEVE’S TALE: Please send all reservations to the Autocrat, Master Bran Trefonnen. If you need any assistance or further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. The event website, with more detailed information, can be found online.
THE NAVIGATOR’S TALE: From the SOUTH: Take your best route to I-85 just north of the SC/NC border. Take Exit #2 (King's Mountain National Military Park). Go south (right turn) on 216 through the Military Park to King's Mountain State Park. Turn right at the sign marked Group Camps. At the "Y", bear right to Camp York. From the NORTH: Take your best route to I-85 in North Carolina just south of Charlotte. Take Exit #8 (King's Mountain). At the top of the ramp, turn left. When the road comes to a fork, bear right. You will stay on this road for about 7 miles until you see a small field with a split rail fence on the right hand side. Turn right after the fence into the entrance of King's Mountain State Park. Follow the road through the park to the Living History/Organized Camp sign and turn left. At the "Y", bear right to Camp York. Please, strictly obey all posted "Speed Limit' signs within the Park.