[EAS] Panathenaea Festival and Games

Greetings good gentles of the east and the entire known world. Come join the Shire of Montevale as we celebrate the great city of Athens and her protector, Athena, with a day of competition, learning and friendship in the Panathenaea tradition. A variety of competitive events is planned, from marshaled activities thru Arts and Science Competitions.

Challenges have been issued for:

a. Performing Arts – Bardic Recitation, Dance, Musical Performance (either ensemble or solo), Poetry
b. Clothing and Needle Arts:  Costumes, Costume Accessories, Counted Thread Needlework, Free-Form Embroidery, Lace Making, Knitting, Miscellaneous Needlework
c. Domestic Arts and Sciences:  Wine; Beer/Ale/Lager; Mead; Cordials; Baking, Preserving Fruit, Herbcraft; Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing,
d. Studio Crafts:  Calligraphy, Illuminations, Painting, Drawing, Blown Glasswork, Pottery/Ceramics; Jewelry; Carving; Leatherwork:
e. Technology and Sciences:  Cloth and Leather Armor; Mail Armor; Plate Armor; Weapons; Archery Equipment; Metalwork/tool making; scientific instruments;

Athletic Challenges have also been issued for:
a. Heavy Weapons
b. Archery
c. Thrown Weapons
d. Fencing

Room remains for additional challenges, so please contact the Autocrat with additional challenges.  If less than three entries in any of the individual categories are received, the entries will be consolidated into the five (5) major categories above.

All Challenge Entries must include Historical Documentation, which must fit on a 3x5 card.  Contact the Autocrat or Deputy Autocrate for more information regarding this documentation criterion as well as other judging criteria.  Extra points will be awarded to entries with a Grecian theme.

Pre-Registration for A&S competition entries is encouraged.  Please email Lady Sorcha ni Cathasaigh at obernonmom@hotmail.com to register your entry.

A few of the competitors have agreed to teach anyone interested in learning more about their art or science.  Anyone willing to teach an additional class is welcome as well as those who wish to merchant and shop.  There will be a gaming area and a surprise or two.  A children's area will be set aside with a few structured activities scheduled.

Our day will begin at 10 AM when gentles arrive at the lovely mountain site for a day of fighting, gaming, competition, and feasting with old and new friends.

Everyone is welcome to take a noon break joining together in a progevma (luncheon) as a delicious day board is presented. As is the Montevale tradition, food will be abundant as everyone joins in the repast either picnicking on the grounds or in the hall.  (pssst….  Bring your blankets, oinos, and s'agapo)

Activities will recommence at 1 pm as the herald makes the afternoon announcements.

As the evening approaches, competition will wind down and the massive hall will be transformed into the site for the “Grand Feast of the Panathenaea”; featuring a 5 remove feast for adults, a children's feast, and an abundant dessert buffet.  There will be hands-on class for making the evening's Baklava (limited to 9 people), arranged and prepared by our very own Lady Lucretia (Raven) Maletesta and her wonderful staff.

A&S Competition Rules

1.  Entries:
a.  All entries must be original art items.  No representations by photo, photocopy, etc.
b.  All entries can be created by a single artist or a group of artists
c.  Each single item must be entered into only one category.  Any single item will not be allowed to be entered into multiple categories (i.e.  Artists cannot enter calligraphy and illumination with the same scroll.  Or a dress in both costuming and embroidery)
d.  You can enter as many categories as you like, but only two (2) entries per category is permitted to each single artist or group of artists.

2.  Judges:
a.  The power of judging is given to the artists.  This competition will not supply judges
b.  Single Artist are required to judge all entries (including their own) in a category they have entered.  If there is only one entry in a category, that artist will judge and score it.  Failure to judge your category will have your entry disqualified.
c.  Group Entries are required to have one judge from the group judge all entries (including their own) in a category they have entered.  If there is only one entry in a category, that artist will judge and score it.  Failure to judge your category will have your entry disqualified.
d.  Artists who have both single and group entries in one category must be the judge for the single entry only.  They are not allowed to judge for the group entry also.
e.  Proxy entries:  (entry brought in for the artist) all artists who send in a proxy entry must have a judge for them or the entry will be disqualified.

3.  Documentation:  (3x5 Display Card only)
No other documentation papers wanted, (only exception is applied research).  If you bring extra documentation papers they will be thrown away, deliberately lost, etc, etc.  Don't Bring Them!!

a.  Entries must have a 3x5 card typed or clearly printed with this information:
1.  What it is
2.  It's use
3.  Timeframe
4.  Country/Area
5.  Materials it's made of

b.  No other documentation is wanted or required.  See judging sheet for scoring and 3c for the one exception to this rule.
c.  Applied Research category requires a full documentation paper with the entry.  This is for those who have reseaqrched, created, and documented their entry.

4.  Scoring:
a.  There are 30 points maximum in scoring (judging sheet will be provided on Oct 9)
b.  Judges will judge all items in the category.
c.  All judging scores on an artist's item will be totaled and then averaged
d.  The average score will determine placement of the artists item.

5.  Placement:

There will be a first prize and an honorable mention awarded for each category.


From the North or South follow I-81 to exit 20 (Scotland exit) and follow PA Rt 997 North for 13 miles, Lurgan Township Lions Recretation Center Grounds will be on the right just before you enter the village of Roxbury.

From PA Turnpike, Take Blue Mountain Exchange, follow Rt 997 S into the village of Roxburg for 6 miles, just as route 997 turns to the left out of the village you will see the Lurgan Township Lions Recretation Grounds on the left.

The site is actually just on the edge of the village of Roxbury but is actually listed as Orrstown, PA 17244 if looking for the address via GPS or MapQuest.
At-a-Glance Event Information

LurganTownship Lions Recreation Center Grounds
13978 Cumberland Highway
PA Route 997
Orrstown, PA  17244

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 9:00 pm

Event Fees:

Site : The site is wet, but discreet.  No pets except service animals.  No outdoor fires allowed

Event Fees:

Admission (which includes dayboard):
Adults .  .  .  .  .  .  ..  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  $12
Children ages 5-12 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  5
Children under 5.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Free

The $5 surcharge for non-members applies.

Feast: As has become the tradition in Montevale, a child's feast will be served just prior to the main feast to aid adults settle their children with full bellies and be able to enjoy the feast themselves.

Adult .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  $ 8
Children partaking of adult feast
(5-12) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  5
Child's Feast (5-12) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  3

Total for day with feast
Adult .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$20
Children partaking of adult feast
(5-12) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .10
Children partaking of child's feast
(5-12) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  8
Children under 5 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Free

Feast:  Reservations will be accepted until Sept 24, 2010.  After that time call or email the autocrat for space availability.

Please be sure to indicate whether your child will be partaking of the child's feast or the adult feast.

If you have questions concerning the feast, please contact Lady Lucrezia Malatesta (aka Raven) at lhb17201@yahoo.com. The Feast has been planned; however, if there is an allergy or other dietary needs, either for an adult or child, accommodate will be made, so please contact ASAP so options can be ascertained.

Send Reservations to:
Pamela Nelson

A list of local hotels is available upon request

Ros Mairi Anderson at psn3748@comcast.net. 

Other Contact Information:
Ros Mairi Anderson at psn3748@comcast.net to indicate your interest and availability in merchanting, conducting a class,

Lady Sorcha ni Cathasaigh at oberonmom@hotmail.com to pre-register your A&S entry

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  Shire of Montevale