[ANS] Bordermarch Autumn Melees

Welcome one and all to BAM. The biggest melees battles in Ansteorra! Fighting, Equestrian, Classes, Hafla, Fellowship, Bardic and more. A&S populace choice Competition, Baronial Championships in Equestrian, Adult Bardic and Youth Bardic.

This year has been a wonderful harvest!
Plenty of food for everyone. Join us for a celibration of a great harvest.
Where has Pam the Ram Keeper been getting all this food?

November 17,18,19 & 20th At Border Keep Ansteorra's stone castle

Site opens at Noon on Thursday Closes Sunday at Noon.
Any and all help on Sunday, packing up site and event clean-up will be greatly appreciated. Meet at the BFT Sunday morning to get on a work crew. Thanks!

ACCEPS is open. BAM registration on ACCEPS here. ACCEPS is the only way to pre-pay for BAM


  • 2 Arts and Science Populace Choice Contests.
  • Adult and Children's contest.
  • Show off your finest single item in a populace vote contest. Artisan entries should have been created during the last year, and can have been entered in arts contests before. Documentation encouraged, but not required.
  • Entries received immediately after morning court, voting to begin at 11am till 3pm.
  • Displays only - accepted on a space available basis.

Contact:  Mstr. Hillary Greenslade (hillaryrg at yahoo dot com)

Brewing Competition: Saturday 1pm-4pm It would be hosted by the Interkingdom Brewing Guild (IKBG) with me as the principal coordinator (and general whipping boy.) Regards, Maistir Tadhg

Baronial Championships: Equestrian, Adult and Youth Bardic, Adult and Youth Archery- Awaiting details from the coordinators/Champions.

A&S Hospitality Tent next to the BFT - Coordinated by Charla Noel du Lac, OL, MP, the Laurels of Ansteorra are hosting a hospitality tents at BAM for the Fiber Arts venue on Saturday. This will include spinning, weaving, dyeing, needlework, nalbinding etc. Snacks & drinks for the artisans who join in. This is an informal gathering to share our work and ideas. Anyone interested may join us.

Electricity: The 8 available electrical plugs will be sold through ACCEPS.

RV's please see Fees, Land & Electricity for more info.

Fires: Tyler County's BURN BAN is in effect untill Jan. 2 2012!

BRING YOUR FEAST GEAR to eat at the Taverns.

SCA standard is for everyone to leave an event site cleaner than we found it. Cigarette “butte cans” and "wooden butte boxes" will be around site – smokers please use them- Thanks.

Border Keep’s Site has lost a lot of picnic tables over the last several years – please bring tables and chairs if you wish to insure your table seating.

TRASH: There is a Trash Dumpster at the front crescent. As much trash as you can take to the dumpster is a big help to us. If you are not able to take your trash to the dumpster, please put Trash in plastic bags along the street by 8am Saturday and by 10am Sunday. Trash will be picked-up ONLY on Saturday around 8 and Sunday morning around 10 –  Extra trash bags will be available at gates and at both bath houses.

Parking tag identifiers will be given out at Gate. Please fill these out and leave on your rearview mirror or on your dashboard such that they can be seen and read from the outside- incase you need to be contacted.

PARKING: Parking is in the field behind the camping area. Please move cars & trucks out to the parking area within 3 hours of arriving at site, thank you.

Event Stewards:
Baron Santiago & Baroness Elizabeth
Class Coordinator: Lord Biau-Douz de la Mere
Merchant Steward: Lord Phocas of Bordermarch
Group email to stewards at Bordermarch dot org
ONE Email sent to Stewards is forwarded to: Events Stewards & Merchant Steward