The warm winds of spring have banished the cold and frost -- come celebrate the continued reign of Baroness Deirdre and the birthday of the Barony of Hawkwood with a weekend of fighting, food and fun!
We will have armored and rapier fighting to insure all the combat you could possibly want! List opens at 10:00; tourneys begin at noon! We will also have Thrown Weapons and Archery ranges set up!
The Rules We'll have several throwing weapons available, and when a person want's to throw for the competition they'll roll dice to find which weapons they'll be throwing, that way even inexperienced throwers have a chance to win if they happen to roll a weapon that suits them. A playing card will be put somewhere near the center of the target, and each contestant will get three throws from behind the 10 foot mark. The distance between the closest throw and the edge of the card will be recorded, and the contestant that got the closest, or that hit the card the most, will be the winner.
Arts & Sciences Activities:
Scrolls!!! There will be a scroll blank competition as well as an open display at Hawkwood's Baronial Birthday.
Entries in the scroll blank competition can be in any style. Documentation is encouraged, but not required. After the competition, entries will be donated to the local scriptorium.
If you are interested in an assignment, please contact Lady Heather at hlrumpfATgmail.com
And please bring anything else you might be working on for our noncompetitive open display. We'd love to display your work.
Dancing!!! Here's a list of dances we'll likely be performing at Hawkwood Baronial Birthday.
Upon a Summer's Day * Queens Alman * Turkish Bransle * Pease Bransle * Petit Vriens * Rufty Tufty * War Bransle * Jenny Pluck Pears
And then if we're not exhausted yet: Amoroso * Black Alman * Gathering Peascods
Adult, Member: $14.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $19.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $7.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Child (0-5): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Hawkwood
Cost Notes: $2.00 discount off site/day-trip fee if received by May 1st. Non-member adults must add $5 for NMS fee. Children 5 and under are guests of the Barony, but must have a reservation if occupying a seat during feast. Feast is sold by SEAT, not age! All refund requests must be received IN WRITING within 7 days of the end of the event. The only true reservation is a PAID reservation! Include email address for confirmation.
Site: Lutheridge Conference Center, 28 Spruce Drive, Arden, NC 28704, 828-684-2361. Site opens Friday 5pm, closes Sunday 11am.
Site Restrictions: Site is wet. No pets allowed. Parking only in designated areas. There is plenty of tent camping space and there are heated cabins for the first 25 to request. Please specify your preference in your reservation.
Feast Information: A fabulous feast will be prepared by Lady Heather Hrfansdottir. Dietary concerns should be addressed to hlrumpf[AT]gmail.com. Feast is limited to 60 seats/chairs, so be sure to reserve early!
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome, but please contact the autocrat in advance.
Autocrat's Information: TH Lady Muriele of Aberdeen E-mail: brightfox1[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat
Find your best route to I-26, exit 40, Airport Road exit. Coming from the north/west, turn left at the ramp onto Airport Road; Coming from the south/east, turn right at ramp onto Airport Road. Follow Airport Road until it junctions with Hendersonville Road. Turn right onto Hendersonville Road. The entry to Lutheridge is less than a quarter mile on the right on Hendersonville Road. Signs will be posted (unless they get stolen again!).