The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle is pleased to announce that Bards and Bows, Now with Brewing!! sponsored by the Damp Dragon Inn, on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at our traditional site, Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 9:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up.
This event will offer archery events of all kinds including combat archery, royal rounds, and team archery combat. Though this event does focus on archery, we will not be ignoring those who want to whack people with big sticks. We are planning a heavy weapons tourney, as well as fencing combat.
In keeping with the bardic theme of the event, we are hosting performance events, such as music, singing, and poetry recitals. Bards, come and sing for your supper! Those who wish to entertain during the day or during the feast will be offered our wondrous feast at no charge! (Limited to the first bards who pre-register to claim this reward.)
An A and S display is being planned. So bring your arts and show them off.
The Damp Dragon Inn is also proud to invite brewers from The Known World to come and share their knowledge, recipes, and if they wish samples of their art to share. We will also offer a brewers round table discussion.
As always, a delicious feast is being planned for you to enjoy. Sterlynge Vayle is proud of its well-deserved reputation of serving wonderful feasts. We will be savoring the cooking of Sir Murdoch Bayne. Please contact me, Lady Verica Ingen Domaill, at least a week in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary concerns, including the need for vegetarian dishes, as we cannot adjust the menu that day. There will be limited seating for feast, so be sure to get your reservation in early.
The cost for this event is $20.00 onboard/$10.00 offboard. Both will include a sideboard lunch. Minors aged 13 - 17 are $16.00/$8.00, children aged 5 - 12 are $10.00/$5.00, and babes under 5 are welcome at no cost, so bring the whole family. We will be collecting the NMS of $5.00 from anyone not carrying proof of SCA membership. Please make checks payable to "SCA of New York, Inc. -- Shire of Sterlynge Vayle". Send your reservations to: Lady Caitr'ona Fhail inghean U' Chonaill, called Kayley. As this is just a one day event, there is no camping or sleeping space available at the site.
We will be hosting a silent auction of items created by our talented populace. Donations are always welcome. Anyone wishing to teach a Bardic or Archery class is encouraged, just contact the Autocrats. Merchants are welcome with no fee, but an item donated to the silent auction is encouraged. Please contact the Autocrats and tell them how much space you would like. Please address any other questions or concerns to the Autocrats, Lady Caitr'ona Fhail inghean U? Chonaill, called Kayley e-mail: email@example.com, and Lady Verica Ingen Domnaill, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site rules: No fires outside of already established firepits and fireplaces. Camp Sertoma is a discreetly damp site, and all alcoholic bottles must be carried out with you. Smoking is limited to the road *only*, and please police your butts. No animals except for service animals. Please avoid using incense, rose water, and scented candles.
As many will remember, our traditional Bards and Bows site, Camp Sertoma in West Windsor, NY, is only about five miles from Binghamton, NY. The directions are: Take your best route to Binghamton, NY. From Binghamton, travel East on I-86/Rte. 17 EAST. Take exit #76, which is just a mile or two from the route 81 and route 17(I-86) split. Turn LEFT onto Johnson Road. The camp is approximately one mile up the hill, on the right. Look for the SCA signs.