[MER] Arabian Nights 2012

Follow the first pilgrimage to Jerusalem on its path through Europe and Byzantium sampling all to be had along the way.

Battles will be fought, arts from near and far will be taught and activities for all ages will be available. We call for all who are able and willing to join us on our pilgrimage to the Holy Land where we will celebrate our conquest with a roaring hafla.

July 6-8, 2012 Troll opens at 5:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012 Site Closes at noon on Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pensacola Fairgrounds 6655 W. Mobile Hwy Pensacola, FL 32526

Type     Price w/Feast     Price w/o Feast
*Adult Weekend     $23     $16
*Adult Day     $17     $10
Child Weekend (Ages 6-12)     $15**     $8
Child Day (Ages 6-12)     $12**     $5
Babes in Arms     Free
RV Site - Please contact the Autocrat for pricing
* Add $5 for adult non-members - applies only to those age 13 and up

** As children are already discounted for entrance, full feast amount is charged.

Air-conditioned crash space is indoors and is limited, so only tenting that does not require stakes or ropes is allowed.

Per Meridian Kingdom Law, no family shall pay a site fee higher than three (3) adult member prices for admission to an event as long as the children are 15 years of age or younger and they are all members. Proof of membership, immediate family relations, and age may be required.


Pensacola Fairgrounds
Take your best route to I-10 towards Pensacola

From the East - I-10 west to Pine Forest Rd,exit 7. Turn (south) left onto Pine Forest Rd. and follow it until it ends on Mobile Hwy. The Fairgrounds are directly across the road.

From the West - I-10 west to Pine Forest Rd,exit 7. Turn (south) right onto Pine Forest Rd. and follow it until it ends on Mobile Hwy. The Fairgrounds are directly across the road.

Combat Schedule*

Friday Night
7:00 p.m. - "Spotlight Tourney" will start with the youth and proceed to the adults.

8:00 a.m. - Armor Inspection begins
8:30 a.m. - Youth Combat begins
9:30 a.m. - Cody's Knighting Ceremony on the field begins
After the Knighting Ceremony - Adult "Lion of the Desert" tourney begins
10:00 a.m. - Rose Rapier Tourney
Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Adult "Lion of the Desert" resumes
3:00 or 4:00 p.m. - Tavern Brawl

Live Weapons Fun Shoot


Middle Eastern Dance/Costuming
Tablet weaving in the Middle east
Norse garb for men and women
Converting your fighting garb to rapier garb
Basket Weaving
History Class
Cheese making class

There will be traveler's faire on Friday evening.


Florida State and SCA Law Requires:
That you have three (3) Notarized copies of the Child Waiver Forms for each child that will be attending the event without a Parent or Legal Guardian but will be with a Supervising Adult. (One copy for the Parent or Guardian, one for the Supervising Adult and one for Troll.) These must be Signed and Notarized prior to the event!

There will be a designated children's area and activities. More information coming soon.


Medieval Project Runway!
Teams of one seamstress or tailor and two assistants will be waging their own war with fabric and thread against one another for victory.

Please contact 'Izza (mka Mary Gratton) at (850) 304-1440 for details and entry. May the best team tame the wily thread into a fiber masterpiece.

Brewing and Vintning Competition
Period Cordials
Please make sure to have a list of ingredients for each entry to avoid allergic reactions.

Cooking: Subtleties, Sotelties, and Illusion Foods
No Eggs Allowed, please see text near top of page.

Category Rules: The category defines Subtleties or Sotelties and Illusion Foods as examples of dishes that imitate or counterfeit another dish, foods which play on symbolism; foods that involve puns or wordplay; and foods that might have been served or given as presentation gifts to royalty. These are the special one of kind or one of a series of special dishes that might have a graced a Coronation or royal wedding.

- An entry in this category consists of one or more dishes of illusion food and must be at least 50% edible.
- All inedible portions must be noted in the documentation.
- Non-edible parts should be limited to forms or support portions.

Documentation addresses the scholarship of the entry. It must contain certain elements that address the historical origins of the dish and development of a modern version versus the historical or original dish.

It should:
- Demonstrate an understanding of pre-1600 historical foods, methods of cookery, philosophies, and so forth.
- Discuss the intended environment for the dish (ex: royal feast, manor house, holiday feast), what occasion the dish is created for as well as presentation and serving method appropriate to the period.
- Include the original recipe and translation if not in English as well as the modern working recipe. Indicate if it is an original redaction or if was developed by someone else.
- Provide clear instructions, procedures, and method of working that can be followed.
- Any herbs and spices used in the dish or decorating a dish must be listed in the documentation and must be in compliance with the Prohibited and Restricted Herbs list.
- Entries in the category should be displayed as to allow suitable viewing.

Site Rules

This is a discreet "wet" site. Alcohol is allowed within the event. Any labeled containers must be taken with you after the event.

No smoking in any building. No smoking at Troll entrance. Designated smoking areas near entrances will be marked as such. All cigarette butts must be picked up and disposed of properly.

No indoor or ground fires allowed.

Hounds are allowed on site, however, the Hound Rules, Waiver and proof of current rabies vaccine are required to bring them on site.