Harvest Raid XII

The good folk of Heronter invite everyone to join them September 30 - October 2, 2005 for their 12th annual Harvest Raid! Fighting, Fencing, Archery, Bardic Arts, Thrown Weapons, Merchants, an A&S competition, and a fabulous feast are all planned. As is tradition we are privileged to have access to the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp on Route 430 (no street address) in Bemus Point, New York on beautiful Chautauqua Lake.

We are honored to host Robin & Isabeau's Champion of Aethelmearc Tourney, Kingdom Archery Championships, and Kingdom Thrown Weapons Championships!

In addition Their Royal Majesties Robin & Isabeau will be holding Their Curia, Sunday morning, at 9:30am, in the lower hall.

The site will open at 5pm Friday afternoon and close at noon on Sunday. The site is very discretely damp and open flames are permitted during feast. Cabins (with electricity) are available, but there is also plenty of space for tents for those who prefer their privacy. The site is not fully handicap accessible, but is fairly flat. Please call the event steward with specific concerns. No pets are allowed; service animals must be leashed.

The event stewards are Mistress Dorinda Courtenay and THL Marguerite de la Marche (Jennifer Bastian goodscagirl@madbbs.com). The reservations clerk is Mistress Dorinda Courtenay. All reservations should be sent to Her Grace, (Dorinda Courtine-White dorinda.e.courtine-white@cummins.com).

Please include the modern names of everyone for whom you are sending a reservation. Please note if your child/babe in arms will require their own seat at feast or their own bed in a cabin. If you require confirmation of your reservation please include an email address or a self-addressed envelope. All checks should be made payable to SCA Inc. Shire of Heronter. As always, the only good reservation is a paid reservation, and the reservation deadline is September 26th 2005.

As always, we will try our best to accommodate all cabin requests, however we cannot make any guarantees.

Merchants are always welcome, but renovation to the hall will require all merchants to be outside, so please be prepared with your own shade and furniture. There is no fee, but merchants are encouraged to provide an item for our silent auction. Please contact the Event Stewards with any questions.

Fees are as follows:
Site fee: $7.00 Adults
Feast Fee: $7.00 Adults
Cabin Fee (Cabins): $6.00 Adults Weekend
Camping Fee(Tents): $1.00 Adults Weekend

Thus, an adult wishing to eat the feast and stay in a cabin would pay $20.00 for the weekend. Children (5-12) are half price, those under 5 are free (but please list them in your reservation should they require a bed or a seat at feast so we may reserve one for them). Students age 12-17 will be discounted to half price for the day fee, but knowing how many of them eat, we must ask the full adult feast price for those who wish to stay for dinner.

The site fee includes a sideboard lunch and the camping/cabin fees include a light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

A family cap will be set at $60.00 (2 adults and their children).

Please note that, as per Society policy, a $3 non-member surcharge will be charged on top of all other fees for those gentles age 18 and over who are not members of the SCA.

From the West, South and East: Take your best route to I-86 (former Route 17). Take Exit 10 (Westfield/Mayville) to get to Route 430 West. (From the West it is marked only as Route 430 West. Do not take exit 9 to Bemus Point). Follow the signs for Route 430 West towards Westfield and Mayville. From the exit, it will be several miles to the site (3 or 4 miles depending on where you start counting). You will pass Long Point Park and Midway Park before seeing the Lutheran Camp on your left. The camp is at the top of a long hill next to a huge tree. The sign is difficult to spot, so we will try to mark the spot well. The camp is across the road from a restaurant now called "Kadan's Place".

From the North: Take your best Route to I-90. Exit at the Westfield exit (#60) and take Route 394 to Mayville. Pick up Route 430 East and follow to the site. The site will be on your right and will be marked as above.