Spring Bears Event

The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 5th, 2005. For the love of the fight, a heavy weapons double elimination tourney will begin the day at 10 am. The traditional bear pit will follow around noon.


This year's event will be held at the Erie Day School, of 1372 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16505. With the site opening at 9 am and closing at 9 pm, there will be something for everyone. Locker room facilities without showers are available. A new gymnasium floor will require the use of soft soled shoes to reduce marking.

An A&S forum/competition will be held for artisans with both finished and work-in-progress projects. All entrants are asked to set up by 12:30 pm. The artisans are encouraged to share and discuss their crafts in a closed forum until 2:30 pm, when judging by the populace will begin. Anyone interested in reserving table space should contact the autocrat in advance.

Merchants are welcome and encouraged with no fee, just a donation to a silent auction. Anyone interested in merchanting is asked to contact the autocrat, Baron Vladisla Nikulich (Matt Granger mgranger1@gmail.com).

A sideboard lunch will be made available. A sumptuous feast is planned and will be prepared by Viscountess Rannveigr Haakonardottir (Mary Ellen Reitz, duane@velocity.net). Please send any dietary concerns to Viscountess Rannveigr.

Fees: onboard $15; offboard $9; children 6-12 half price; children 5 and under free; family cap $45. A $3 non-member surcharge will be collected at the door for those over 18 years of age not showing a valid membership. There is limited onboard seating for 64 gentles, so send your reservations early.

Directions: take your best route to I-79 North. Stay on I-79 as it becomes the Bayfront Highway. At the first traffic light, take a left onto Lincoln Ave. At the next traffic light, take a right onto West 8th Street. Take the second left onto Alternate PA-5 East (also marked as Seminole Drive). Continue on Alt PA-5 for approximately 0.4 miles by following the curves of Frontier Park on your right. Just past the tennis courts, take a left onto Top Road to enter the parking lot of the school on your left. Erie Day SChool is at 1372 West 6th Street.