June 9 2018 (9 AM - 5 PM )
Shire of Roxbury Mill
Come and experience the full trajectory of the Spanish-Anglo War! The year is 1588. El Grande y Felicísima Armada has set sail from Spain for the English Channel. The coming battle at sea will determine supremacy on the Continent for the next century. Men and women prepare for war on both sides by eating and training. Fulfill your oaths to your Crown by skewering everything in sight -- meat, targets, or enemy sailors!
Martial Activities: RAPIER
Come and experience the full trajectory of the Spanish-Anglo War! With merchant sailors, new trade routes, privateers, and much of Western Europe at war, both individual tournaments and small team melees have a place in this day’s events.
9:00-10:00am - Authorizations and Inspections
10:00-11:00am - "Lie, Cheat, and Steal" Coin Tourney
11:00-12:30pm - Academie Round Robin, w/ small team melee for the finalists
12:30-1:30pm - LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:00pm - Blacksword Tournament
2:00-3:30pm - "Hold Your Grog" Small Team Melee
3:30-4:30pm - field open for pickups
9:30 am – 12:30 pm IKAC and Royal Rounds
12:30-1:30 pm LUNCH feast
1:30-4:30 pm Novelty shoot
Arts & Sciences Activities: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sharp and Pointy A&S Competition/Display @ A&S Tent. In the spirit of poking things with the pointy end, we welcome all entries that are made from something pointy or are, in fact, pointy themselves. Please submit all entries with EZ-Doc or other documentation, and note the “pointy” aspect on the EZ-Doc.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Handsewing 101 w/ Lady Faye de Trees @ A&S Tent. Bring a needle and thread (and scrap fabric if possible, though some will be available) and learn how to do some of the most useful of hand stitches. Perfect for new seamstresses and tailors, or those looking to branch into more historic construction.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fire-Making Class @ Firepit. Come to the Firepit at 1:30 to learn how to make, sustain, and care for a fire safely. Be the new shining light of your camp (pun intended) by being able to keep your camp’s firepit going well past the last songs!
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Sharpe of Tongue” Bardic Competition @ Fire Pit, hosted by Lady Faye de Trees. Bring your late period tales,songs, or poems about swords, sword play, and/or sharpness of wit! A prize will be awarded to the sharpest tongue that proves the word is mightier than the sword! Please bring one Bardic entry from the competition, and one potential backup for a Final Round. Documentation not required but preferred.
Arts & Sciences Activities: See website for details.
Cost: Adult, Event Registration: $20.00 Day-Trip 10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $15.00 Day-Trip 10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-15): $10.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD Shire of Roxbury Mill
Cost Notes: -- Family Cap for troll of $40 (does not apply to lunch feast).
-- $10 lunch can be paid for during preregistration or at troll (if seats allow).
Feast is a hot lunch feast of grilled meat and vegetables.
Site: Izaak Walton League Lois Green-Sligo Chapter 8721 Snouffer School Rd. Gaithersburg MD 20879. Site opens 9am, closes 5pm.
Site Restrictions: - Wet Site (no modern containers, please)
- Service Animals only
- Active Apiary at far end of parking lot (APIS MELLIFERA, which are Italian honeybees)
- Long gravel drive to site == watch your undercarriage!
Feast Information: Feast is a lunch feast from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Feast will be grilled and skewered meats and vegetables, with hummus, tabbouleh, and possible other options. See website for full details.
Merchanting Information: In order to Merchant, please pre- register no later than 2 weeks before the date of the event, so we can provide you with all necessary information. Please include dimensions of your tent in your pre-registration or fill out the Day Shade Registration Form on our website. You will be set up in the shade under tree cover, but the area does have a gentle slope.
Other Information: Due to the small size of the event, all trolling and pre-registration will be by cash or check. Pre-registration will close two weeks before the event (Memorial Day, May 28th). For dayshade or merchant space reservations, please fill out online form linked on the event website.
For all other inquiries, please email autocrat.
Autocrat's Information: Ishmael Baleinier (Michael Arden), 9700 Skyhill Way Apt. 408, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: (240) 4342801, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: Ysabeau Gwalchafed (Julia Sparks), 15106 Snow Mass Ct. , Silver Spring, MD 20906, Phone: (804) 9227316, E-mail: email@example.com
From points South and East:
Follow I-270 N to MD-124 N/Montgomery Village Ave in Gaithersburg. Take exit 10-11 for MD-124/MD- 117/Montgomery Village Ave/W Diamond Ave toward Clopper Rd/Quince Orch. Rd Use any lane to take exit 11 to merge onto MD-124 N/Montgomery Village Ave Turn right onto MD-124 N 0.6 mi Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Goshen Rd Turn right onto Centerway Rd 0.8 mi Turn left onto Snouffer School Rd Turn Right onto Turkey Thicket. In order to get on-site, you will need to drive down Turkey Thicket past a large warehouse, after which you will bear right onto a gravel drive. Follow the gravel drive until it ends.
From the North/West:
Follow best route to I270 S, follow same instructions as above (taking exit 11, etc.)