It has been a long and wonderful journey since the first event in Carolingia, the St. Valentine’s Day Ball held at Wellesley College in February of 1971. Come celebrate with us as the Barony of Carolingia honors the 40th Anniversary of it's founding with a celebration event.
There will be something for everyone, as we will have fighting, fencing, thrown weapons, European dancing instruction and ball, performances, an A&S display, and of course, a hearty dayboard prepared by Lady Safiya Shirazi and a fabulous feast prepared by Lady Richenza. As the site is a German Cultural center, they will have a cash bar with German beer open throughout the day. No other alcohol is permitted. We invite all current and former citizens of our Barony as well as all of our esteemed neighbors to join us in these activities, or just come and reconnect with old friends and new.
However, this event is not just about celebration. As the winter snows recede, the scent of War is in the air. To help prepare our armies for the coming conflicts, we will also be hosting a War Practice as part of this event. For our fighters and fencers, we will have open fields and woods available throughout the day to hone our melee skills. Armor inspections will begin at 10:30am, and fighting will begin by 11:30.
If you are a musician, storyteller, or performer, we will have a performance stage available throughout the day for you to entertain the populace. Please contact our performance coordinator to reserve a time to perform.
His Excellency, Baron Jehan du Lac of Carolingia will be selecting his Baronial fighting, fencing, A&S, and Performing Champions at this event. If you wish to serve as a Champion in any of these areas, be sure to enter the appropriate competitions.
Merchants are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no charge beyond the gate fee to sell your wares at the event, but merchants must contact the autocrat ahead of time to reserve a space.
Please note that all activities except thrown weapons will take place rain or shine, as there is a large covered pavilion available for fighting and fencing in the event of bad weather.
Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 8 pm
We are now accepting reservations for the event! Pre-registration for the feast will close April 9, 2011. Feast seats are limited, so if you want to be on board, register ahead of time to ensure a spot.
Site Fees : $20 for non-members, $15 for members per person, $5 for children (6-17) (regardless of membership), Children 5 and under are free. The required $5 non-member surcharge will be collected from those adults without proof of membership (this is included in the $20 amount). Acceptable proof of membership includes a copy of your membership card, a current Pikestaff label with your name on it, or the proof of membership letter from the SCA web site. Note that the site fee includes the dayboard for all attendees.
Children are welcome but we ask you to please supervise your children at all times. If a minor does not have a blue SCA membership card then a minor waiver signed by a parent or guardian must be presented at troll. Copies of the minor waiver form are available on-line at http://www.sca.org/docs/waivers.html and will be available at the event.
Feast: $10 per person regardless of age; Pre-registration deadline for the feast is April 9th 2011. Any seats remaining will be sold the day of the event. Off-board seating will be available for those who wish to bring their own food but stay through the feast.
Make checks payable to SCA, Inc. Barony of Carolingia
Activities currently planned for the event include:
- Arts and Sciences: All artisans are encouraged to display their works in our A&S display, which will be available for all to view throughout the day. In addition to the display, a competition to become the Carolingian Baronial Artisan will be held.
- Baronial Court: His Excellency Baron Jehan will hold Court in the afternoon, prior to the feast.
- Baronial History: A display showcasing the long and glorious history of the Barony of Carolingia will be available for viewing throughout the day
- European Dance: European dance will be taught during the day, and a ball will be held before Court
- Fencing: Fencing will take place throughout the day, with a focus on training melee tactics for the upcoming War season. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by public acclaim.
- Fighting: Fighting will take place throughout the day, with a focus on training melee tactics for the upcoming War season. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by public acclaim.
- Performances: A performance stage will be available throughout the day for entertainers to amuse the populace. Please pre-register for a time with the performance coordinator, Master Christian. A competition to choose the Baronial Performing Champion will also be held.
- Thrown Weapons: A thrown weapons range will be available, weather permitting, for all to try their hand at this activity.
Boston-Area German Club and School
8 County Street (Rt. 109)
Walpole, MA 02081
From the north or south: Take your best route to I-95 in Massachusetts. Take exit 16B to Route 109. Continue west on Route 109 for approximately 4 miles. The German Club and School is on the left.
From the east and west: Take the MassPike (I-90) to I-95 South. Take exit 16B to Route 109. Continue west on Route 109 for approximately 4 miles. The German Club and School is on the left.