Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

The Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts feasting and revelry—but also devilry. Located in the Shire of Port Oasis, the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts a faire November 18, 19 and 20, the weekend prior to the feast of Thanksgiving.

Tournaments abound, including Heavy Weapons, Rapier, Youth Rapier, and thrown weapons. Archers test their skill. Artists display their crafts. Bards sing and entertain.

As evening falls a tavern sideboard will be served. Travelers will gather in the commons room for period games, entertainment and music. Witness a display of fire dancing; bards compete for your approval. All are encouraged to bring crafts to display and to share their talents, whatever they may be!

But take heed! Here in the Port Oasis borderlands no one is who they seem. Spies and brigands lurk in shadow; all have ulterior motives for visiting the Kingdom's Edge. Daggers glimmer by firelight and the bitter taste of poison awaits some. All who arrive will be given an assignment… but few may live to complete it…

Tavern brawls are not unheard of when pockets are empty and rapiers are sharp. When conditions are right the wooded trails are known to be ripe for the rustling of cattle and sheep…

Some cabins -sleeping up to 18- remain available by advance reservation. Bunks are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for $2, with separate accommodations for lords and ladies. There are numerous motels within four miles of the site.

Co-autocrats are John Macpherson of Badenoch and Ian Dunbreck. Bruce MacCulloch is tavern-master in charge of feast. Archery by Master Robert the Grey. For reservations or information contact the autocrats at garde_ecossaise@yahoo.com . Find out more at www.portoasis.org. Merchants are encouraged to contact the autocrats for floor space.

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge fare is as follows: Adults on board $15, off board $9.00. Children 12 and under: on board $8, off board $5.00. Babes-in-arms are free. The required non-member surcharge of $3 will be collected from those without proof of membership. The site is discretely damp (period containers, please) and opens 5:00 p.m. Friday evening. Site must be vacated by noon Sunday. Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. - Shire of Port Oasis.

The Tavern at Kingdom's Edge is located on 4-H Camp Road in Huntington, WV.

Take Interstate 64 to Barboursville, West Virginia (between Huntington and Charleston). Take Exit 18 (Barboursville, Rt. 60 and Rt. 2). At the end of the ramp turn south toward Route 60. Go .2 miles and turn right on Rt. 60 West towards Barboursville. Go 1.5 miles. At the fourth stop light, turn left on Alt. 10 South. Go one mile and turn left onto 4-H Camp Road. The site is .2 miles on your left. The physical address is: 4-H Camp Road, Barboursville, WV 25504. The site telephone number is 304-736-4590.