[AET] Brass Ring Thing XI

Once again, good gentles, do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carousel and to give aid to the good gentles of the Herschell Carousel Museum!

As always, this is a FREE event to all SCAdians who attend in garb and troll in. There is no Non-member surcharge. The day will be full of entertainment, pageantry, arts, games, food as well as tournaments in Equestrian, Heavy Weapons, Archery, Thrown Weapons and Fencing.

It is a day of grand Tournaments. Equestrians, Fighters, fencers, archers and throwers, come prepared to show your skill and be cheered on by the crowd!

It is a day of grand Art. We will again be hosting the Artisans' Tents and we invite one and all to come and share their skills. Work on projects, demonstrate your skills, display your art and visit with fellow artisans.

It is a day of grand Entertainment. Musicians, Gamers, Dancers, Singers, Thespians, Jesters, Drummers, Jugglers and more are invited to share their talents. We encourage all who enjoy performing to come and celebrate the day!

It is a day of medieval horsemanship and pagentry as our Kingdom's riders compete in a tournament with games of riding skill and weaponry. Watch them vie at ring jousting, the quintain and Saracen heads! The Equestrian Marshal in Charge is Ysabeau Tiercelin (carnabyservices@yahoo.com); please contact her with any questions and to register mounts. Horses must show a negative coggins and the appropriate travel papers for NY before unloading.

It is a day of Knowledge. Please come and display your collections, books, games or those items of which you are most proud. You will have the chance to talk about what you love most about the Middle Ages and share your knowledge with others.

It is a day to show who we are. We ask that you bring your good spirit, pageantry and good will. There is room for banners, so please show your personal and group devices proudly. This is a day to display all that is good in the SCA to the general public. It is a chance to share our hobby and invite new people to try our activities. The Brass Ring Thing is an opportunity to share the joy of our events with those that know little
about us.

The site is once again open to the public from 11 am to 6 pm. Gentles are welcome to set up Friday evening after 6 pm and Saturday morning after 8 am. There is no sideboard or feast, but the concession stand will have basic picnic-style food available for sale.

          Herschell Carrousel Museum,
          180 Thompson Street,
          North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

This year's Co-Autocrats are
     THL Morwenna Everdon (MorwennaEverdon@aol.com).
     and Lady Edith of Winterton, Caroline Elliott (edithofwinterton@yahoo.com),
    Take the I-90 E/New York State Thruway E (Portions toll).
         (From Rochester, take the 90 West instead.) 
    Merge onto I-290 W/Youngman Expressway via Exit 50 toward Niagara Falls.
    Take the Rt-425/Colvin Blvd Exit - EXIT 2.
    Turn right onto Colvin Blvd/NY-425 N/Twin City Highway/CR-118 N.
    Continue to follow NY-425 N/Twin City Highway.
    Turn left onto Christiana Street.
    Turn right onto Payne Avenue.
    Turn left onto Thompson Street.
    End at 180 Thompson Street, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420.