April 29, 2016 5:00 pm — May 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Caroline County 4-H Park
8314 Detour Road

Denton, MD 21629 United States
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Sword, Stitch, and Song — April 29-May 1

A long time ago, in a shire far, far away…

There was a mighty battle fought with steel, thread, and song. Blows were thrown, stitches were sewn, and songs were sung. Now the battle returns! What historical garb can teams create in 24 hours? Who will prevail with sword and shield? (Hint: We have folks from East Kingdom and Atlantia to be in attendance…) What melodies and tales will win the judges hearts? Come find out at Sword, Stitch and Song! We will also have a Silent Auction (benefit of the Shire) and Merchants so bring your wallets!


THE MAIN EVENT – GARB CONSTRUCTION: Teams of up to 6 will have from 5:00 pm Friday until 5:00 pm Saturday to construct a complete outfit. (A seventh person can serve as a model only.) Judges shall monitor activity throughout the competition and will use these observations, plus their critiques of the final outfits, in determining a winner. The competition will be limited by the space in the hall to the first 8 teams to register. Top teams will receive prize baskets. Here is the rubric the judges will be using to score the competition: RUBRIC-FOR-COMPETITION-2016 There are six categories the teams will be assessed on, each worth up to 5 points (for a total of 30). More detailed rules and registration information should be obtained from Graceann O’Ceallaigh (Tracy Kelly) at graceannoceallaigh@yahoo.com.

BARDIC COMPETITION: Lord Richard Wyn will run a bardic competition: 2 songs about swords or stitches (garb) documented to be in period (pre 1650). For inquiries, please contact Richard Muti.

MARTIAL ACTIVITIES: Heavy fighters bring your weapons and be prepared to do battle! We will have scenarios planned for the day (by a Knight visiting from another part of Atlantia). There may even be a Woods Battle….Check the Facebook page for developments. We plan to have archery and possibly thrown weapons. For questions, please ask the autocrat or the Marshal in Charge (newhunter@earthlink.net).

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Interactive activities for kids of all ages. A scavenger hunt and other activities will be held throughout the day on Saturday. There will be a static A&S display.

Cost: Adult, Member: $12.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $17.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $8.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-5 ): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA – MD, Inc., Shire of Spiaggia Levantina

Cost Notes: No family group (parents/guardians and minor children) will pay more than $40 – (non-member surcharge and feast exempted)

Site: Caroline County 4-H Park, 8314 Detour Road, Denton,MD. Site opens 4 PM Friday and closes noon Sunday. Folks there after 10:30 or so on Sunday may be considered for clean-up crew….

Site Restrictions: No Fire pits – fire bowls only. Ashes must be cold and disposed of safely. Service animals only. No original containers please.

FEAST: There will be a Feast to follow the judging and FolkMoot on Saturday. The feast will feature medieval German recipes. There are 80 seats available for the feast, which must be preregistered by April 22. Please contact Meleri Athro (Melanie Walker) at melanie.walker@accomack.k12.va.us with any dietary/allergy concerns. Any stand-by seats will be available at Troll.

MERCHANTING INFORMATION: Merchants are welcome! Please contact the autocrat for merchanting information.

AUTOCRAT’S INFORMATION: Eleri Vwyn (Laurie Strang), 13380 Pruitt Ln, Mt. Vernon, MD 21853, Phone: (410) 651-3123, E-mail: newhunter@earthlink.net

RESERVATIONS: Send reservations to autocrat.

DIRECTIONS: The site is in Denton, MD. The best route from the west is to cross the Bay Bridge and continue on US Rt 50 East (about 7 miles) to MD 404 and turn left at the traffic light. MD 404 is also called Shore Highway. Follow 404 about 17 miles until you reach Harmony Rd. **Harmony Rd. is also Rt. 16. The highway sign for Harmony Road has a different road name on it. Turn right on Harmony Rd. / Rt 16. Go to Detour Rd. about 1.5 miles and turn left. The 4-H park is well marked and on the right.
From North or South: Take US 13 to Rt. 404 (intersection near Bridgeville DE) and turn west. Follow the directions above.

MORE INFORMATION: More information is available on http://atlantia.sca.org/137-events/167-event-flyer?event_id=4e8d9e59 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/277076632453122/


April 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
May 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Eleri Vwyn (Laurie Strang)
(410) 651-3123

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