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Flight of the Falcon: Tournament Day in a Medieval Town

August 22, 2015
Canton of Aire Faucon


Open to the Public -- As a new day begins, our town awakes to its daily barrage of life in the streets. Artisans and vendors ready their displays for the townspeople, competitors and tourney-goers. From miles away, visitors flock to see what the day’s festivities will bring. As the day unfolds, all can discover treasures for the eyes, ears and palate. Some visitors bring business; some come to watch and cheer! Everyone has a wonderful time!

Great for newcomers, this event focuses on activities that might have occurred in a small medieval town on tournament day. Townspeople and visitors share the sights, sounds and smells during a typical day. It costs nothing to look, aka, there is no admission fee.

Website:  http://airefaucon.atlantia.sca.org/events/flight2015/index.html

Martial Activities:  Armored Combat (aka, Heavy Fighting) - a "round robin" fighting tournament (best 2 out of 3) followed by a German barrier competition (gauntlets required to participate in barrier)
Rapier Fighting (aka, Fencing) - TBA, plus a woods melee
Youth Combat - TBA
Thrown Weapons - TBA

Arts & Sciences Activities:  DEMOS & ACTIVITIES
Archery: Fletching arrows, making bow strings
Blacksmithing: TBA
Fiber Arts: Spinning, tablet weaving, sprang, lucet, finger weaving, needlepoint, drop spindle and more
Bookbinding
Leatherworking
Stain ed glass
Dancing - newcomers/visitors welcome to participate

DISPLAYS
Library: Books will be available for research. All books must remain in the"Library." (see current list)
Metalworking: From Dirt to Metal to Sword
Glass: Stained glass
Instruments
Heraldry: Calligraphy and illumination
Horses & Hounds: TBA

ENTERTAINMENT
Children's Activities: TBA
Music
Dancing
Bardic: Storytelling, singing, music

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:            $0.00 Day-Trip  $7.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:    $0.00 Day-Trip  $7.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Youth (4-17):               $0.00 Day-Trip  $7.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-3):                  $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Canton of Aire Faucon

Site:  Camp Sertoma, 155 Camp Sertoma Rd, Dallas, NC 28034-7760 (Off NC Hwy 321 between Charlotte and Hickory) Site opens 8am, closes 9pm.

Site Restrictions:  Site closed to vehicles after 10am. Drop off at the gate. For disabled access, please contact the Autocrat in advance. No alcohol. Pets permitted, but must be on a 6' lead (maximum) at all times. No fires.

Feast Information:  Donation requested of $7 per person (80 person maximum)*: · Adults · Children ages 4 to 10 There are limited feast spaces available. Please contact our reservationist to guarantee your seat. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc., Canton of Aire Faucon.

*As customary for this event, feasts spots may be sponsored for newcomers so they can fully enjoy the day. Sponsors are welcome to pay for one more feast spot than they need to contribute.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants welcome.  Contact the Autocrat

Other Information:  Our SCA cooks are artisans, too! Visit the main hall to see the subtlety displays. Entries must be logged by11:30 a.m. Judging takes place at 12:30 p.m.  Category: Winged Creatures

Autocrat's Information:  Alexandra Scott de Northumberland (Allison Gahrmann), 1379 S Aspen St, Lincolnton, NC 28092,  Phone: (704) 562-0220, E-mail:  xndra_scott[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations:  Giovanna Dragonetti  (Dawn Ratz), 93 Sunset Lake Rd, Stanfield, NC 28163,  Phone: (704) 305-2188, E-mail:  Dawn.ratz[AT]gmail.com

Directions: 

Take best route to US 321 in North Carolina. US 321 is the connecting highway between Hickory @ I-40 and Gastonia/Charlotte @ I-85

From I-40 in Hickory, NC Take US 321 South (exit 123) toward Lincolnton/Gastonia Take the NC-275/NC-279/Dallas/ Cherryville exit (exit 12) Turn right onto Dallas-Cherryville Hwy (NC-275, NC-279) Continue on Dallas-Cherryville Hwy (NC-279) Turn right onto Camp Sertoma Rd. (Parking is located here, gate is at the end of the road) Address: Camp Sertoma, 155 Camp Sertoma Rd, Dallas, NC 28034-7760

From I-85 in North Carolina Take US 321 North (exit 17) toward Dallas/Lincolnton Exit right (cloverleaf) to Dallas- Cherryville Hwy (NC-275, NC-279) (exit 12B) Turn right onto Dallas-Cherryville Hwy
(NC-275, NC-279) Continue on Dallas-Cherryville Hwy (NC-279) Turn right onto Camp Sertoma Rd. (Parking is located here, gate is at the end of the road) Address: Camp Sertoma, 155 Camp Sertoma Rd, Dallas, NC 28034-7760
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