[ATL] Baronial Birthday and Investiture

Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Barony and the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness. Our theme, inspired by the exquisite Unicorn tapestries is France, circa 1500, the dawn of the 16th century.

A&S Activities: In keeping with the theme, prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: Men and Women's clothing (worn or displayed), Cooking, Accessories (pouches, jewelry, pater nosters, head coverings, etc), and Home Furnishings (furniture, painted or woven tapestries, etc). Please note that the time period for A&S activities has been broadened to 1420 - 1520 to increase entry possibilities. Her Excellency Baroness Margery and the incoming Baroness will be awarding a special prize for the best novice entry in any category. For the purpose of this competition, “novice” means first attempts or any art or science that you have been practicing for less than a year. Not feeling comfortable with the concept of “competition?” Then please, feel free to display your items, including works in progress. Plenty of table space will be provided. Documentation is encouraged.

Martial Activities: In celebration of this auspicious occasion, a Masters of Defense Style tournament will be held for both heavy and rapier fighters. Combatants will fight in multiple weapons forms. Their Excellencies will also determine the next Baronial Armored Champion. A Thrown Weapons tournament will also be held.

Feast: A sumptuous feast will be prepared by Sir Christian Darmody for Saturday evening -- please direct dietary concerns to him at syrdarmody[AT]yahoo.com. Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase as fundraisers on Saturday. After we enjoy the delicious feast, the populace is invited to remain in the hall for an evening of music and dancing!

Adult, Members: $13.00 Preregistered, $14.00 At Troll, $8.00 Feast, $5.00 Cabin Space
Adult, Non-members: $18.00 Preregistered, $19.00 At Troll, $8.00 Feast, $5.00 Cabin Space
Children, 5–17: $7.00 Preregistered, $8.00 At Troll, $8.00 Feast, $3.00 Cabin Space
Children under 5: Guest of the Barony

Reservations: Please send your reservations to: Duchess Simone de Barjavel at barjavel[AT]verizon.net. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc., Barony of Lochmere. Please include your membership number with your reservation.

Site: Elks Camp Barrett, 1001 Chesterfield Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions are below). Site opens at 5PM Friday and closes at 11AM on Sunday. Site is wet. No pets are allowed (except service animals.) Cabins are bunk style. A shower house is available. Field camping is available at no cost. There is limited field pavilion space so please let the autocrats know if you would like space reserved. Please, no modern-looking pavilions. Merchants are welcome, please contact the Autocrats.

Autocrats: Lady Shannon inghaen Bhrian ui Dhuilleain  and Lady Saige ferch Cedwyn, investiture.autocrats[AT]gmail.com

From the West (in MD): Take the best route to MD-32 East to I-97 South. From I-97 take Exit 5, MD-178/Crownsville. At the light, MD-178 goes straight and also goes to the left. Continue straight on MD-178 South for approx 1.8 miles. At the light, turn right onto Crownsville Rd. Continue for approx 1 mile and turn right onto Hawkins Rd (there is a sign for Elks Camp Barrett). Continue for approx 1.8 miles. At the bottom of the hill, go thru the stop sign to enter the Camp.

From the North: Take best route to I-97 South to Exit 5 and follow directions above for those coming from the West.

From the South: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 19A US-50 East to Exit 23 MD-450/Parole. Take MD-450 West and turn left at the light in front of Annapolis Mall (this is still MD-450). Continue approx 2 miles. Turn right at the light onto Crownsville Rd. After .5 miles there will be a blue sign for Elks Camp Barrett. Take a left onto Chesterfield Rd and go approx 1.4 miles. The site is on your left.