[AET] Hallowtide VI

Greetings unto the populace of Æthelmearc. The Shire of Blackwater once again invites you to find time to come celebrate Hallowtide with us on November 5th 2011 A.S. 46.

Come share in our fellowship as the weather turns colder and our thoughts turn from outside activities to indoor activities and events. To that end we invite the populace of Æthelmearc to come and relax with us. Bring your armor and your round shields as there will be some interesting fighting in an indoor gym. We will be holding our Viking round shield tourney and Viking blood brother tournament as well. Fencing will be available once again.

On the A&S side, there is ample space for projects if you’d care to come and share your latest works with those in attendance. In the past this has been a feature of our events with a few folks working on projects and talking about what they are doing to interested gentles. There will be a few classes that have been hits in the past as well. Further details on those will be forthcoming.

The Pumpkin carving contest, of course, is always a hit! Did you goof up your Fall gourd or did the kids bust yours? Come carve one for us!

There will also be a silent auction. Donations will be graciously accepted -- and so will bidders!

A wondrous feast inspired by The Canterbury Tales will be presented by Lady Renata La Rouge. Please contact Renata at ladyren@gmail.com with any dietary concerns or requests. Side board will also be served as part of the event entrance fees. Contact the Event Steward for dietary concerns about the sideboard.

Hallowtide VI will take place at our usual site: Trinity United Methodist Church at 131 North 9th Street in Olean, NY 14760. The site will open at 9 am and will close at 9 pm. Trinity is a most emphatically dry site.

The event fee is $8 for adults (18 years and older). The fee for children ages 6 to 17 is $4 and the littles gentles (5 and under) may enter free of charge. The $5 non member surcharge will be collected by the tollners, so please remember to bring acceptable proof of membership. A separate charge for the feast of $7.00 for gentles from 10 years old will be charged; those under 10 eat for free.

Reservations may be sent to: Duchess Anna Blackleaf. Paid reservations are the best as we cannot recognize unpaid requests. Please make your payment payable to: SCA Inc. Shire of Blackwater.

The Event Stewards for Hallowtide VI are Lord Valentine Lyme & Lord Raadjgier Katla. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to wchasr@yahoo.com or topdrake@yahoo.com

DIRECTIONS

From the East: Take your best route to I86 west bound. Take Exit #25 (Buffalo Street) and turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Take Buffalo Street to the second light and turn right onto North 12th Street. Stay on North 12th thru three blocks and to the second stop sign at Washington Street. Turn left and go to North 9th and turn right. Trinity United Methodist is on the right hand side of the street and parking is in a small lot and on the street.

From the West: Take your best route to I86 west bound. Take Exit #25 (Buffalo Street) and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Take Buffalo Street to the second light and turn right onto North 12th street. Stay on North 12th thru three blocks and to the second stop sign at Washington street. Turn left and go to North 9th and turn right. Trinity United Methodist is on the right hand side of the street and parking is in a small lot and on the street.

From the North: Coming south on Rt 16 ~ Get on I86 westbound in Maplehurst at exit 27 and follow directions from East getting off I86 at exit #25. If you are coming down Rt 219 ~ Get on I86 East bound in Salamanca or at Seneca Junction and follow directions from the West getting off I86 at exit #25. Coming down I390 follow directions from the east once you are on I86.

From the South: Make your best way to Olean thru PA. If coming up Rt 219 get on I86 eastbound at Seneca Junction and follow directions from the West. Any other route should have you finding Rt 16 (North or South) or Rt 417 (East or West) which intersects in the center of Olean.

Yahoo Maps finds this address with no problems and provides good maps to the site as well.