The dark days of ice and snow have finally given way to spring's welcomed warmth and joys! The Canton of Kappellenburg invites you to a long day of revelry to celebrate the thaw. On the shores of the Black Sea, Mother Russia presents to you her renowned hospitality:
Fighting! Tournaments in heavy and rapier, spilling blood to nourish the young grass of May! Feasting! A Russian-themed repast, an assemblage of alimentary amazements, a deluge of delightful delectables, overseen by the incomparable chef de cuisine, Margaret Chochrane Festivity! The entertaining antics of a wandering Commedia dell'Arte troupe, a display of the sublime Arts and Sciences, and a traditional dance around the May-pole to herald the advance of spring! Optimist farm is a handicap-accessible, wet site. Bring your friends and your drink, and party like a true Russian! Pets are also allowed--we welcome your hounds and huskies! Kindly constrain your conflagrations to the fire pit. The festivities last only for a day. Site is open from 8am to 10pm, but there will be no camping.
Martial Activities: Heavy Fighting Rapier More?
Arts & Sciences Activities: An arts and sciences contest TBD Commedia! Dancing! More!
Adult, Member: $15.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $18.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (7-17): $7.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-6): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Kapellenberg
Cost Notes: Send Checks to Reservationist. Checks must be in the mail by May 6th
Site: Optimists Farm: 2908 Optimist Farm Road Apex, NC 27539-7913 http://www.raleigh-optimist.org/farm.html Site open 8am, closes 10pm.
Site Restrictions: Fire in Firepits. No amplified sound
Feast Information: There will be a Russian style feast
Merchanting Information: Please contact the reservationist
Autocrat's Information: Rowan of Hawkridge E-mail: elizabethnmoss[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Wistric Oftun E-mail: otownes[AT]gmail.com
From Points North, West & East:
Make your best way to Raleigh, NC. At Raleigh get on I-440 (the beltline that goes around Raleigh). Go to the South side of town to Exit 298A which is US-401 South to Fayetteville and Garner. Go South on US-401, stay on the Right. After 1.4 miles, the road forks - stay on the Right and go another 5.3 miles to Ten Ten Road (Route 1010) and turn Right. Go a half mile and turn Left onto Lake Wheeler Road. Go 1.2 miles and turn Right onto Optimist Farm Road. Go 0.9 miles, look for the Optimist Farm sign and turn Right into the site, driving through the gate, and over the small causeway on the edge of the pond.
From I-40 in Cary, NC:
Take Exit 293A (US 1 South/US 64 West toward Sanford/Asheboro). Turn Left onto Walnut Street and drive 5.2 miles. (After a little over a mile, Walnut Street becomes Holly Springs Road). Turn Left onto Ten Ten Road and drive 1.1 miles. Turn Right onto West Lake Road and drive 1.6 miles. Turn Left onto Optimist Farm Road and drive 1.4 miles. Turn Left at the Optimist Farm sign and drive through the gate, and over the small causeway on the edge of the pond.
From Points South:
From I-95, go North on US-401. After you've passed through Fuquay-Varina, you will come to a traffic light on the edge of town. On the Left there is a Papa's Pizza, a car wash and an Exxon station. From there, go 2.8 miles North to a five-way intersection at a light. Turn Left onto Hilltop Needmore Road. Go 0.4 miles to the next light and turn Right onto Lake Wheeler Road. Go 2.3 miles and turn Left onto Optimist Farm Road. Go 0.9 miles, look for the Optimist Farm sign and turn Right into the site, driving through the gate, and over the small causeway on the edge of the pond.