With Spring in full blossom and the sun's tender glow chasing away the chill of the past winter, it's time to celebrate the return of warm weather and the birthday of the Barony of Hawkwood! We invite you all to join us for a weekend of fun and frolic and tons and tons of fighting!
Fighting: Fight 'Till You Drop!!! Both armored and rapier will run Bedford Points Tourneys to insure all the combat you could possibly want! List opens at 10:00; tourneys begin at noon!
NEW! At Her Excellency's behest, there will be held, a Friday Eve Torchlight/Twilight Rapier Tourney at Hawkwood's Baronial Birthday!!! More details will be forthcoming from our marshal, Lord Greylond Crow, as the time approaches!
A&S: Pay heed to the arts and sciences, for they will have much to delight the eye and the senses! All are invited to participate in two different A&S competitions at Hawkwood Baronial Birthday, to include: a hats and headgear competition and a baronial medallion competition. Artisans may also display items without entering the competition. For questions about A&S competitions contact Lady Heather at zsofiawulfATgmail.com
Hats & Headgear: Her Excellency is sponsoring a Hats and Headgear competition, and looks forward to seeing the various items both men and women can wear on their heads. Documentation is encouraged, but not required.
Baronial Medallion: An A&S quest awaits you if you so choose to accept the challenge. Gentles are asked to make a minimum of 3 award medallions from the Hawkwood Awards in the medium of your choice, such as (but not limited to) metal, wood, fiber, glass, sewn, metal cast, etc. Documentation is not required but pictures during the process will help the judges. Medallions will be donated to the barony.
Site: The site is the Lutheridge Conference Center, 28 Spruce Drive, Arden, N.C. 28704. 828/684-2361 The site is wet. No pets allowed. Parking only in designated areas. Site opens Friday (May 18) at 5:00 pm and closes Sunday (May 20) at 11:00 a.m. There is plenty of tent camping space and there are heated cabins. Please specify your preference in your reservation. Merchants are welcome, but please contact the autocrat in advance.
Autocrat: Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill brcurryATbellsouth.net
Feast: A scrumptious and delightful feast will be prepared by Master Bran Trefonnen. Dietary concerns should be addressed to:swmyersATaol.com Feast is limited to 66 seats/chairs.
Find your best route to I-26, exit 40, Airport Rd. exit. Coming from the north/west, turn left at the ramp onto Airport Road; Coming from the south/east, turn right at ramp onto Airport Road. Follow Airport Road until it junctions with Hendersonville Road. Turn right onto Hendersonville Road. The entry to Lutheridge is less than a quarter mile on the right on
Hendersonville Road. Signs will be posted.