Midsummer Twilight Tourney: an Event in Reverse

Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill for a late period camping event in Leasburg, NC.

Begin the day with a ball, equestrian activities and hounds coursing followed by a mid-day feast prepared by Mistress Rosalind Jehanne assisted by Mistress Clare Hele. The afternoon continues with martial activities, Arts and Sciences and children's activities. A bardic circle is also planned for the evening.

After the feast, martial activities will include authorizations and armored fighting with melees including combat archery. The heavy tourney will be a Bedford Points tourney with extra points for fighters using non-shield weapons forms. There will be rapier fighting with melees and target archery. There will also be equestrian activities and hound coursing in the afternoon.

Arts and Sciences will include an Artisans Row, with active demonstrations and hands-on teaching. Other A&S includes indoor and outdoor games, sonnet and anything Shakespeare competitions, and displays. Contact Lady Helwynn Ivelchild (ladyhelwynn@yahoo.com).

For updates, consult http://www.sinister.net/buckston/MidsummerTourney.html or contact the event steward Lady Ysolt la Bretonne (ysolt@nc.rr.com).

Cost: Adult member $9. Children 2-12 $5, under 2 are our guests. Non-member adults $12. Feast for anyone is $6.

Site: Person County Group Homes (Farm Ventures) 363 Jerry Dixon Road, Leasburg, NC 27291. Site is dry. Leashed dogs are permitted, but not inside the hall. The hall is handicapped accessible and has a shower in each bathroom. Merchants are welcome and should contact the event steward for details.

Directions: From Washington/Richmond: From I-85 South take exit 12 to US58 West at South Hill, VA. Continue on US58 3 miles past Clarksville, VA to VA/NC49 South. Take Rt49 to Roxboro, NC and follow the directions from * below.

From Raleigh/Durham: Take I-85/US70 to US501 North (Exit 176). Follow US501 to Roxboro, NC and follow the directions from * below.

* From Roxboro take US158 West for approximately 8 miles to Ralph Winstead Rd. Turn right and go 1.2 miles to Jerry Dixon Rd. Turn left and go to the end. Follow the SCA signs.

From Charlottesville/Lynchburg: Take US29 South to Danville, VA. Exit US29 onto VA/NC86 South. Take Rt86 to Yanceyville, NC and follow the directions from # below.

From Charlotte/Greensboro: Take US29 north from Greensboro to Reidsville, NC. Exit US 29 onto US158 East. Follow US158 to Yanceyville, NC and follow the directions from # below. # From Yanceyville take/continue on US158 East approximately 8.5 miles to Ralph Winstead Rd. Turn left and go 1.2 miles to Jerry Dixon Rd. Turn left and go to the end.