[MER] Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2013 & Fighter Practice

The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2013 Saturday & Sunday February 2-3, 2013.

February 2, 2013 (Church)
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
February 3, 2013 (Blackburn Park)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come share your artistic endeavors with your fellow artisans and friends. Judging for the A&S Tournament and Open will be using the Kingdom A&S rules. The evening will feature a delicious feast and lively dancing. The Full Schedule will be updated as the information is provided please check the bottom of the website for updates. We are excited to announce that the festivities will continue to the second day by having a BBQ and Fighter practice at Blackburn park. Come join the Fun on the second day too! (Overnight accommodations can be arranged). See below (Hospitaler)

To help things run more smoothly, we recommend that you pre-register your A&S entries by filling out this form. In addition, writing entries will need to be emailed to THLady Serafina Alamanni no later than January 20th, 2013.  Alcoholic entries will be accepted this year, restricted to a designated area of the site.
Location: (Day 1/Sat) (A&S/Competition)    Location: (Day 2/Sun - BBQ/Fighting)

Druid Hills Baptist Church *                                 BlackBurn Park
1085 Ponce de Leon Dr.                                     3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306                                               Atlanta, GA 30319
Baptist Church Link To Google Maps                  Fighter Practice Link to Google Maps

* note that this is the Baptist church, not the Presbyterian church one block away.

The event on Saturday is being held in a beautiful old building. The building is heated, but old buildings are drafty. This is the perfect event to wear your wonderful winter garb without over-heating. Parents please be aware that space heaters will be used in the classrooms, please keep an eye on your little ones.

On Sunday we will be at Blackburn Park Having a BBQ and Yard sale, and Fighter practice so bring your SCA trinkets, bobbles, and items of use that you no longer need to allow for your junk to be someone else's Treasures. We will also be having a regional War practice where we will be having some small melee activates as well as pickup fights as the day progresses.


If you need overnight crash space that weekend please see the Hospitaler (Yves De Fortanier)

A list of Hotels and information can be found HERE!
Directions: Day 1 (At the Church)

Take your best route to I-75/I-85 through downtown Atlanta. Take exit 248C toward GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy/Carter Center. Merge onto Freedom Pkwy/GA-10 E. Turn right at Ponce De Leon Ave NE. To park, turn right on the far side of the church and follow the signs.
Directions: Day 2 (At the Park)

Take your best route to I285W. Take the exit for Ashford Dunwoody(exit 29) road and head south into the City. "Its approximately" 1.5 miles on the left hand side. If you pass the McDonalds you have gone too far

Pricing Structure:
Adult Site Fee     $12.00
Feast     $8.00
Child Site Fee (6-12)     $6.00
Non-Member (age 12+)     Base Ault Fee ($12) + $5.00

Per Kingdom Law: No family will pay more than 3 adult fees as long as all are members and all children are under the age of 15.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc/Barony of the South Downs
Sunday Activities: (Day 2 at the Park)

There will be a regional fighter practice on Sunday at our usual location (Blackburn Park). We will have a BBQ and local festival for family friends and anyone new to the SCA. Rapier and Heavy fighting will be present for the day with the hopes of some Melee practices if attendance allows. You are encouraged to bring your arts and science projects to work on them during the day and share with others your knowledge in an informal setting. Additionally the baron will be holding an SCA yard sale to sell items donated to the barony that might find a better home with you!

Event Steward:

Lord Sebastianos Ionnides
Head Cook:

Grand Chef Mariana Cristina Tirado de Aragon


Muriel Goldbergh

A&S Coordinator:

Lady Serafina Alamanni
Class Coordinator:

Fundraiser Lunch: (Day1 at the Church)

The Incipient Shire of Deepdale

Venison chili: both bean and purist (non bean) versions.
Served with your choice of toppings and crackers/bread.
Drink included (choice of lemonade, sweet or unsweet tea).

Cost: $5

Fighter Practice BBQ and SCA Yard Sale: (Day2 at Blackburn Park)

There will be a regional fighter practice and SCA yard Sale along with BBQ. We encourage all those who go to the A&S competition on Saturday to also participate the following day to continue the festivities

BlackBurn Park
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319