Insurrection - Highland River Melees 2018
June 01- 03, 2018
Barony of Highland Foorde
We miss those blissful, vintage SCA events from The Days of Yore, so the Barony of Highland Foorde is hosting an Insurrection at Highland River Melees 2018!
We're tossing out the status quo and we're kicking it Ye Olde School, back to when events weren't so serious and were more focused on sheer joy! Expect tonnes of shenanigans in our triumphant blast from the past!
Lend a hand! Lend a smile! Lend a laugh! See you there!
Martial Activities: Sir Gaius Tascius Severus Fabianus will create the melee situations for the Armored Combatants. Master Connor Levingestoune will create the melee scenarios for the rapier combatants. Archery will be hosted by Lord Grim Kirk of Greymoor and Lady Margaret Lad. Archery will be co-run by Lord Christoff le Strange and Alexandria of Stierbach. They will be supported by The Honorable Company of Grimmsfield.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Baroness Janina Krakowska wishes to remind you of A&S competition you remember fondly in the past. Recall when when you checked in at Troll, children were smalls, and we tried to speak forsoothly. These are out of favor due to non-periodicity but those times were fun. Display a fun throw-back project. Winners will be Baronial choice, and bribery is period! Fiber Solar is planned by Baroness Deirdre ni Aodhfionn. Lord Angus the Brewer will host a brewing competition. Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan will host Bardics!
Cost: Adult, Event Registration: $20.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $8.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $15.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $8.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $6.00 Day-Trip $12.00 Feast $8.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $4.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Highland Foorde
Cost Notes: The 50 Feast seats are by preregistration ONLY. Preregistration Day-Trip cost is $12 for adults and $5 for youth. Cabins are available for $220 for the weekend. Amenities include AC and electric! Paypal will be available until Friday May 18, 2018. There is little to no cell signal on site, which is appropriate for being old school. Please be prepared to provide cash or check on site. (nearest ATM is at 37245 Jefferson Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132)
Site: MANIDOKAN CAMP and RETREAT CENTER 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758 www.manidokan.com
Site Restrictions: Site is DRY except for the brewing competition. Site will provide fire rings and wood. No fires other than in site provided fire rings.
Feast Information: A feast for 50 by Magister Eadric the Potter is planned. It will be old school, so don't plan to calorie count! Off board seating and cooking area will be available to encourage you to join the festivities!
Merchanting Information: Merchants, please contact Lord Pall Naesbjarnarson at (240) 586-4669 or Paul.Savitts[AT]gmail.com to vend.
Other Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/260850380987810/ Since we're kicking it old school, plan on helping for an hour or more! Sign up sheets will be available online and at the gate.
Autocrat's Information: Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde (Cynthia Haggerty), 203 East F St, Brunswick, MD 21716, Phone: (301) 520-9595, E-mail: hrmelees[AT]highland-foorde.atlantia.sca.org
Reservations: Dame Helena de Flores (Kathy Gildemeister), 12333 Sherwood Forest Drive, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, Phone: (240) 994-1181, E-mail: fun4kathyg[AT]msn.com
From Baltimore: Take I-70 west toward Frederick. Just past Frederick exit, take Route 340 West toward Harpers Ferry, WV. About a mile past Route 67 turn left at yellow flashing light onto Keep Tryst Road and go to top of the hill and turn right on Sandy Hook Road. Proceed for about 5 miles (road becomes Harpers Ferry Road) and the Gate will be on the right. Note that the site is on the opposite side of the road and a bit further north on Harpers Ferry Road than in previous years.
From Washington D.C. Take I-270 toward Frederick and merge with I-70 at Frederick. Exit onto Route 340 West and follow directions above.
From Hagerstown: Exit off I-70 onto Route 65 south toward Sharpsburg. In Sharpsburg, proceed straight through intersection with stop sign. Take a right onto Mills Road and turn left onto Harpers Ferry Road. The Center is located on the left approximately two miles past the town of Dargon.