BREAKING NEWS! This just in! Word has reached the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog that an invasion force of Vikings is headed their way. Land fall has been estimated for mid July 15-17, 2011.
The Baron and Baroness have been informed to be prepared for incursions from all compass points. But wait, there’s no reason to run screaming into the night! The Vikings are not out to steal the illustrious Saint’s Relic, the Gobi recipe, nor to ravage and despoil the lands. NO! They are coming to participate in the Bog’s Annual Three-day Event. Fighting? Of course there will be fighting! Not only is the Bog hosting Aethelmearc’s Heavy Weapons Championship, but there will also be a Gold Chain Tournament following the Kingdom Championship. You say you want more? There is more—archery, thrown weapons, and more fencing. This will be a day of martial activities to satisfy even the hardiest of competitors.
For those gentles not martially inclined, there will be an A&S Valhalla planned consisting of various classes and activities as well as an A&S competition which anyone can enter. However, the catch here is that whatever you make as an entry must be something you have only begun to learn to do within the past year. (Example: Master Bob cannot enter a piece of wire weaving that he got his Laurel in, but he could enter some calligraphy because he just started doing calligraphy this past year.) Let's see what happens when you step out of your comfort zone.
Our site is the New Germany Grove Hall, 1635 New Germany Road, Summerhill, PA 15958. Troll will open on Friday, July 15th at 4:00pm and close Sunday, July 17th at 2:00pm. There is plenty of space for camping. No shower facilities are available, but please feel free to bring your own amenities. The site is discreetly wet and above ground fires are permitted. Site fees are $10 per person, $5 for children (6-17), children 5 and under are free. The $5 Non Membership Surcharge will be collected from those adults without proof of membership. Site fees include breakfast and lunch sideboard.
Our feastocrat is Dona Katherine Vivan (Katie Gratton), firstname.lastname@example.org and her co-feastocrat is Sir Alric of the Mist (Robert Gratton). Feast fees are $8 per person, $4 for children (6-17), children 5 and under are free. The feast is limited to 100, so reservations are highly encouraged. Reservations can be made with our Reservations Clerk, Lord Battista email@example.com. The only good reservation is a paid reservation. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.—Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog. Questions regarding the event may be directed to the Autocrat, Lady Ursula of Rouen firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the West: Make your way to US-22 E/William Penn Hwy via the exit on the left toward Murrysville (56.5 mi). Take the ramp toward Ebensburg (0.4 mi). Turn slightly right onto W High St/US-219 BR (0.5 mi). Turn Right onto New Germany Rd/ PA-160. Continue to follow New Germany Rd (5.3 mi.). The New Germany Grove is on the Right. From the South: Make your best way to US-219 N. Take the exit toward New Germany (0.3 mi). Turn Right onto Tower Rd (0.3 mi). Turn left onto New Germany Rd (0.3 mi). New Germany Grove is on the Left.
From the East: Make your best way to US-22W/William Penn Hwy. Take Exit 28 toward Ebensburg/Hollidaysburg. Take the exit toward Loretto (0.4 mi). Merge onto Admiral Peary Hwy (0.1 mi). Admiral Peary Hwy becomes Rowena Dr (0.5 mi). Rowena Dr becomes E. High St (0.6 mi). Turn slightly left onto W. High St/US-219 BR (0.3 mi). Turn left onto New Germany Rd/PA-160. Continue to follow the New Germany Rd (5.3 mi). New Germany Grove is on the Right.
From the North: Make your best way to US-422 E. Take the US-422 E Exit toward Indiana. Turn slight right onto US-422/Indiana Rd/Benjamin Franklin Hwy. Continue to follow Benjamin Franklin Hwy (50.5 mi). Turn right onto W High St/US-219 BR (0.3 mi). Turn left onto New Germany Rd/PA160. Continue to follow New Germany Rd (5.3 mi). New Germany Grove is on the Right.