[ATL] Steppingstone Medieval Days & Melee Practice

Venture to the top of the Chesapeake Bay and join the Barony of Bright Hills for a Lovely Event, Lots of Fighting, - and a Demo

Steppingstone Medieval Days and Melee Practice
Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, 2012
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Susquehanna State Park
461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Steppingstone Museum is a nonprofit educational facility in Harford County and they are hosting their Medieval Days event on May 12th and 13th. We are running a demo for this event to add to the educational history component and share our talents and information about the Middle Ages with the public.

This year we have added a melee practice for those of you who enjoyed the war muster we hosted at the church but asked for camping, we can offer more space, camping, and more fighting on Sunday!

We will also be putting on a medieval fashion show for the mother's day tea that is a museum fundraiser on Sunday, let the autocrat know if you have some fabulous historic clothing to share.

  • Fighting and Armoring- Heavy and Rapier
  • SCA Equestrian activities
  • Target Archery and Siege Weapons
  • Medieval and Renaissance Dance
  • Arts and Sciences Displays and Demonstrations
  • Bardic Arts- Performer's Revel
  • Children?s Crafts and Games

You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning and camp over both nights at Steppingstone with a period encampment or modern tents (in a separate area). Please join us for a quiet camping evening Friday or come on Saturday morning. This is a beautiful site and they are trying to preserve many of the traditional handicrafts that derived directly from those that we practice in the SCA.

We are set up as an official event to accommodate authorizations and fighting again this year, we will also be selecting the Bright Hills Baronial Equestrian Champion on
Saturday. Please note that to participate in Equestrian you must contact Lady Nem, our equestrian marshal and current baronial champion at least a week before the event.

Arts and Sciences
Demonstrations and Displays are most welcome- the public loves seeing what we
do and we all like to share our great work on ongoing projects and learn something new!

MIC: Lord Kollack von Zweckel kepplekd@verizon.net,
MOL: Lord Hunter Alexander hunterfsca@yahoo.com,
Equestrian: Lady Nem inghean Dochartaighnrf642002@yahoo.com

The site opens for SCA at 5pm Friday evening for set up and closes 8pm Sunday night. Demo for the public runs Noon-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Demonstrators (SCA) are free, ($5 admission will be charged to the public during the demo hours so please arrive early to be set up before 11am either day). This is also a great demo to invite people who want to see what we do. Mundane Food Vendors will be present during the museum's event hours and we will host a bake sale, and a potluck feast on
Saturday evening followed by Bardic around the fire, and a Sunday lunch for a donation.

Steppingstone is in the Susquehanna State Park so all Maryland State Parks rules are in effect for camping overnight. Pets are welcome if cleaned up after, discreetly wet during non-event hours, smoking in parking area only.

For more information or to guarantee space for your demonstration with tables and chairs, contact the autocrat: Lady Faye de Trees at feataure@gmail.com

Merchant space is available, vendor fee is $25 per day to the museum if you are selling only, no fee if you demonstrate your craft and sell some items you make on the side.

Take your best
route to I-95 North of Baltimore or South of Philadelphia to Havre de Grace, exit 89 onto MD-155 West. Make a right onto N. Earlton Rd., merge onto Webster-Lapidium Rd., then stay left on Quaker Bottom Road to the entrance to Steppingstone Museum. There are brown park signs directing you to Susquehanna State Park from I-95 and then to Steppingstone Museum from MD-155.

If you arrive early and the gate is closed, you may enter on the left (outgoing) side to come in for setup. (6 minutes off of I-95)