Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

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Another year has passed and once again it's time to celebrate the birthday of the Barony of Dun Carraig. Get your pillage on because we're going Viking this year in honor of our new Baron and Baroness.

We will be choosing our new Baronial Champions with many tournaments of skill. There will be a Vikings Vs. Villagers melee complete with a beach landing. Will the Villagers fend off the invading hordes? Or will the Vikings loot pillage and burn yet another village. Pick a side and find out for yourselves.

For non-combatants, there will be merchants available to sell of their ill-gotten err?I mean properly salvaged treasures. And for those so talented, an Arts and Sciences competition for any and all who want to show off what they have accomplished.

Have wee ones? Fear not for there will be a children's corner as well as various children's activities covering "A day in the life of a Viking child". Bring them over and they will learn many wonderful things (cleverly disguised as fun) from our Chancellor of Minors, the Lady Gwenllian Anwlyd.

There will be a scrumptious feast prepared by our very talented Lord Matthew of Summerdale.

Costs: Site Fee is $10 per person for adults, $5 per person for children 5-17 and toddlers and babies 4 and under are free. Feast is $8 per person. (No day board is provided, but there are plenty of places to eat in Waldorf if you need to slip out for a quick lunch. A list of local amenities, as well as directions, will be provided at troll.)

Location: Izaak Walton League. 4200 Gardiner Road,Waldorf, MD 20601 (For those who attended last year, this is the same site.)

*Autocrat:* Lord Alsandair O'Caoindealbhain (Alex Kenlon) akenlon@gmail.com

Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 10 PM. We would like to thank those who remain onsite after that time for their generous offer to help with clean-up.

Site Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted inside the building. The site does allow smoking outside, and a designated smoking area will be established, away from the main area of the event. Also, as it is hunting season, gentles must stay out of the woods and surrounding area. (A sign will be posted noting the borders of the event.) Also due to hunting season, the site will not allow pets.

Site is wet, provided, of course, that those consuming alcohol behave responsibly and are of legal age. Candles are permitted, and a fire ring may be set up for an outdoor campfire. The site also has showering facilities and limited showers will be available.

As a reminder, if you are bringing a child who you are not the parent or legal guardian for, you must have signed and notarized Minor Medical Authorization Form for the child.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are invited to sell of their ill-gotten...err...that is, properly salvaged treasures. There is no additional fee for merchants. We even have tables available so you don't have to bring your own. Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis; simply include with your pre-registration a note that you are merchanting and would like to reserve a table.

Directions:
From the DC Area: Take your best route to the Rt 5 South exit on the southern side of DC Beltway (Exit 7A). Just before the town of Waldorf, Rt 301 will merge with Rt 5. You will need to make a Left turn to stay on Rt 5. Go 2.7 miles after the turn to Poplar Hill Road. Turn left on Poplar Hill Road and continue 1.3 miles to Gardiner Road. Turn right on Gardiner Road and go 1.3 miles to the Izaak Walton League property. Gardiner Road will become a gravel road as you near the property. Gardiner Road will end at the site parking lot.

From the Baltimore Area: Take your best route to Rt 301 South. Just before the town of Waldorf, make a left turn onto Maryland Rt. 5 South. Go 2.7 miles to Poplar Hill Road. Turn left on Poplar Hill Road and continue 1.3 miles to Gardiner Road. Turn right on Gardiner Road and go 1.3 miles to the Izaak Walton League property. Gardiner Road will become a gravel road as you near the property. Gardiner Road will end at the site parking lot.

From the Virginia Area: Take your best route to 301 North across the Potomac River. You will drive through the town of Waldorf. Just after leaving Waldorf, turn right onto Mattawoman-Beantown Road. Then, make a right onto rt. 5 South. Go 2.7 miles to Poplar Hill Road. Turn left on Poplar Hill Road and continue 1.3 miles to Gardiner Road. Turn right on Gardiner Road and go 1.3 miles to the Izaak Walton League property. Gardiner Road will become a gravel road as you near the property. Gardiner Road will end at the site parking lot.

From the Southern Maryland Area: Take your best route to Rt 5 North. You will drive through Hughesville. A little before Waldorf, turn right onto Mattawoman-Beantown Road. Go to the next light, which is Poplar Hill Road. Turn right on Poplar Hill Road and continue 1.3 miles to Gardiner Road. Turn right on Gardiner Road and go 1.3 miles to the Izaak Walton League property. Gardiner Road will become a gravel road as you near the property. Gardiner Road will end at the site parking lot.

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Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)