The Canton of Misty Marsh is helping the City of Florence with its "Spirit of Florence", a July 4th celebration and the SCA is an advertised main attraction. The crowds are expected to reach into the tens of thousands!
MARTIAL ACTIVITIES: A full day of fighting! Single and team combat! Bridge Battles and Castle Sieges! All culminating with a Grand Melee' to center stage the celebration. The assembled masses will be able to toss "Greek Fire" (tennis balls with streamers) at the fighters! Please contact the Marshal or Autocrat so that we can get an estimate of how many fighters will be in attendance.
ARTS AND SCIENCES: If you have something to share - bring it! We will have space to display your work. For anyone wishing to perform or demonstrate a skill we can make space. Contact the Autocrat to schedule a time and space. Electricity is available. Small torches for lamp working and pewter casting are OK.
THE SITE: Timrod Park, Florence SC. The site opens at 9a.m. with armor inspection at 10:30. The event is scheduled to run until 5pm and the park closes at dark. An array of food vendors will be on site with FREE Pepsi products throughout the day! Set up of pavilions is permitted on Friday night but no camping is allowed in the park. Police will be present. A baseball game (with free admission for us) will finish off the night with a HUGE twenty minute fireworks display afterwards.
COST: ABSOLUTELY 100% FREE
RESTRICTIONS: Site is dry. No live steel (except for WELL SUPERVISED displays), no fires. Animals must be on a leash or crated. There are a few grills and plenty of food vendors.
Autocrat: Lady Bridgett O'Shea (Pamela Pace)
Directions: Take your best route to 1-95, Florence. Take exit 160 east into Florence (David McLeod Blvd). At the 6th light, turn left at the T-intersection onto Palmetto St (Hwy. 76,) directly in front of McDonald's. At the next light (Five Points - major intersection), take a "soft" right onto Cherokee (directly beside Sav-way.) Proceed until you come to the second light at Park Avenue. Pull into the First Presbyterian Church and we will stage into the park from there. Look for SCA signs once you are on Cherokee. Personnel will be on hand to assist you. For those needing to set up their Pavilions Friday night please contact the Autocrat for coordination.
We have secured you a discounted rate of 39.75 (plus tax) a night (for the 2nd and the 3rd - if you want to make a weekend of it) at the Days Inn at Highway 76 and I-95 (exit 157). Use "July 3rd Event - SCA Group" as the name of the rate. Please call 843-665-8550.