[EAS] Market Day at Birka XXIII

The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to a Market Day at Birka XXIII. This annual event will be held on January 25-26, 2013 at the Center of New Hampshire, Radisson Hotel

Their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Maria Pagani have prepared the following activities to amuse their guests: a large indoor market with nearly a hundred merchants, a fashion show, an A&S display, classes, dancing, and martial activities including a heavy list bear pit tourney, fencing and youth combat. Their Majesties of the East will also be holding Royal Court. Prior to Royal Court, their Excellencies will be holding a Baronial Court.

REMINDER

Don't forget to check out the site rules! In particular be aware that all participants must wear an attempt at pre-17th century clothing. Loaner outfits are available at the Gold Key

If you are interested in teaching a class or require meeting space, please contact classes@birka.org or meetings@birka.org.

Adults: $10 SCA Members with proof of membership
    $15 Non-Members
    Youths (ages 13-17): $5
    Children (under 13): Free

Registration fees on the day of the event (including Friday night check-in) are:

    Adults: $12 SCA Members with proof of membership
    $17 Non-Members
    Youths (ages 13-17): $5
    Children (under 13): Free

Information regarding Minors: Parents and Guardians should be aware that areas of the event site are open to the public. There are many exits from the building, along with the numerous hotel rooms. Please be mindful of where your children are at ALL times. The event site does not have Code Adam.

Hotel Information: The site is offering a reduced room rate for event attendees. Reservations must be made with the hotel prior to 1/1/12. Contact the Radission directly at 603-625-1000 and mention the Society for Creative Anachronism/Birka to receive the reduced rate.

Merchant Pre-Registrations & Applications: Merchants are an important part of our event and we welcome you. You must apply to be a merchant. All information will be published on our website.

Volunteering for Birka: An event of this size requires a great deal of work, so any gentles interested in helping are encouraged to contact the autocrat in advance or refer to the event web site for additional information. We're in special need of volunteers to work gate and security.

For information regarding security contact security@birka.org and for gate contact exchequer@birka.org.

Thanks in advance for any offers of assistance.

Martial Activities: There will be both indoor fighting and fencing. The fighting will be in the usual bear-pit style with prizes awarded to the top scoring gentles in both belted and unbelted categories. To volunteer as a marshal or MOL please contact Mistress Fia Kareman at marshal@birka.org

Directions

Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101
Telephone: (603) 625-1000 Fax: (603) 206-4000
Email: admin@centerofnh.com

Those interested in using public transportation will be pleased to learn that the site is less than one block North of the Manchester Transportation Center, 119 Canal Street, Manchester, NH, (800) 343-9999.

For those driving: Find your way to Route 293 in Manchester NH.

Heading North, take Exit 5 and turn right onto Granite Street. Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

Heading South, take exit 6. The exit will circle around and over the Amoskeag Bridge. Stay right, take first exit (Canal Street). Follow Canal Street for about 1 mile (8 lights) to Granite Street. Bus Terminal is on your left. Turn left onto Granite Street. Hotel garage is on the left.

Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown
101 South Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA 03101
Tel: 1-603-669-2222 Fax: 1-603-668-2957

Shuttle Service: Our complementary shuttle operates from 5:00AM-11:00AM and 3:30PM-11:30PM Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM and 3:30PM-11:30PM Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy phones are located at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport for your convenience. Our shuttle operates throughout a five mile radius of the hotel stopping at various leisure destinations such as the Verizon Wireless Arena, Palace Theatre and Currier Museum of Art. In addition shuttle service is also provided to business destinations such as AutoDesk, Texas Instruments and CCA Global. Shuttle arrangements and transportation requests can be made by contacting the front desk.

From Manchester/Boston Regional Airport: Take Brown Ave approximately 1.5 miles to I-293 North. Continue on I-293 North and take Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the North (Concord, NH): Take I-93 South to toll road where I-93 and I-293 merge. After toll, take I-293 South to Exit 5, Granite Street. Make a left off the exit going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite and South Commercial. Make a right onto South Commercial and drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the East (Portsmouth, NH): Take I-95 South to Exit 2 and merge onto RT-101 West. When arriving into the Manchester area, pick up I-93 South briefly and then merge onto I-293 North to Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the South (Boston, MA): Take I-93 North to Manchester. Merge onto I-293 North when arriving in the Manchester area to Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going east on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From West (Milford, NH): Take RT-101 East to Manchester Area, take Exit 3N for I-293 North towards Manchester/Concord and follow until Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.