A Midsummer's Twilight Tourney

A Ghost walks at midnight, there's treachery afoot and suspicion is in the air. Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno for a tribute to Shakespeare?s Hamlet around the eve of Midsummer. In this non-traditional event there will be fighting in the twilight hours, a feast at mid-day and many activities sure to delight all ages.

Martial Activities: There will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments in the twilight hours beginning in the late afternoon. Atlantian heavy fighters will also have the benefit of an afternoon martial class in Western Martial Arts. His Excellency, Baron Geoffrey Athos von Ulm, has decreed that the Baronial fighter practice will take place at the event site on Sunday, June 18th and all visiting fighters are welcome to stay for the additional fighting.

Atlantian Cavalry: The Atlantian Cavalry will host a day of Tournaments at the main event site. For all Cavalry related questions, please contact Lady Ursula de Nunez (Desiree Johnson). E-mail: draco7a@yahoo.com.

Youth Fighting: There will be a combat tournament for all eligible Youth of Atlantia on Saturday beginning at 11:00am. A class for the Youth will also be held on Saturday so those Youth and parents that are camping may attend a Youth Fighter practice on Sunday morning. For more information, please contact our Youth Marshall Lord Helmut von Rheineck (Troy DeFrates). E-mail: tdefrates@nc.rr.com.

Artisan's Row: To further a day focusing on participation and activity, artists and artisans are invited to demonstrate and display their skill and works. This is a grand opportunity to share your knowledge, display your talent, and invite feedback about your work. There is no competition on Artisan?s Row; the prize to be won is the fellowship of those present appreciating your work, sharing your knowledge and most especially inspiration. If you want to teach a class during your display, you are invited to do so. If you want to sit and work and be available to those who come by, please do this. We hope to have a wide range of crafts present, from fiber to metal to paints and everything else in between. To participate, please contact Maestra Francesca la Curiosa (muirdean@mindspring.com). (Please note that most of our space is outside, so you will need to bring your own day shade, though we can also work on finding some for you given enough notice. There will be limited space inside the building for arts that cannot be easily done outside, but time also will be limited by the other activities happening in the hall, chief among those being the feast mid-day.) Come join the Artisan's Row!

A Day for Reveling: As the fighting will not take place until the late afternoon there will be other entertainments to capture the attention of those in attendance. The Atlantian Cavalry will host their Tournament next to the main fighting field. Dog Coursing will take place in the morning, music will delight throughout the day and games of the day will be played. Our Mistress of the Revels, Ma?tresse Ysolt la Bretonne, will offer delights for the eye and ear.

Feast: A Feast to delight all the senses will be provided by Irmgart Hasenschlalf. In keeping with the Midsummer's tradition the feast will be served at 1:00 p.m. and will feature delights appropriate to the time of day. All seats are $6.00 regardless of age. For dietary questions, please contact our cook Irmgart Hasenschlalf: irmgart@gmail.com.

Site: Farm Ventures, (Pearson County Group Homes) 363 Jerry Dixon Road, Leasburg, NC 27291. The site is dry. Camping is encouraged. Period pavilions will be place at the tournament field. Well supervised dogs on leads are permitted. For questions concerning horses, please refer to the Cavalry Marshall.

Event Fees:
Day Trip Adult: $10.00
Day Trip or Camping Child (Ages 6-17): $5.00*
Camping Adult: $12.00**
Feast (any seat): $6.00
*Maximum charge per family: Two (2) paid adults + Two (2) paid children: $34.00 (excludes feast).
**A light breakfast on Sunday morning is included with the camping fee.

Merchants & Field Coordinator: Merchants are welcome. Please contact our Field Coordinator Tessa de Spina at jan-and-tessa@earthlink.net or call (919) 309-9059.

Autocrat: Lady Philippa Tillinghast (Janet Kennedy) jkennedy93@yahoo.com.

Reservations: Siobhan le Wilfulle (Leslye Sinn) E-mail: lesiobhantw@yahoo.com.

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. Follow the SCA signs. Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Leasburg, North Carolina)