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Battle on the Bay

September 11- 13, 2015
Barony of Lochmere

Come join the Baronies of Lochmere and Storvik in our recreation of the battle of Hastings!

The time is September 1066 when William the Conqueror and his Norman armies invade England held by Harold II and the Saxons.  Come and enjoy the spectacle as each side clash at this historic battle setting the course of events in Europe for centuries.  We will have a Warlord Tournament run by our Marshal In Charge Sir Aelfred of Cres.  Melee battles will fill the afternoon for heavy fighters, rapier fighters, and combat archery! Arts and Sciences displays, dancing, and a brewing competition.  Target archery and thrown weapons too! So much to enjoy!

Website: http://lochmere.atlantia.sca.org/battle-on-the-bay-2015/

Martial Activities: Heavy weapons, rapier, combat and target archery, thrown weapons

Arts & Sciences Activities: Not a fighter?  Then you’ll love to take one of many classes available! (class list is forthcoming).  All are encouraged to participate in Arts and Sciences competition for all things Norman. For those not wishing to compete, but would like to show-off their latest project or a newly learned skill, an open display will be available.  Have a taste for a different kind of challenge?  Then bring your best beer, mead, and/or cordial to the brewer’s competition. 

A silent auction will be held; proceeds to assist in the purchase of new Lochmere baronial coronets.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are always welcome! Please contact the autocrat if you are interested in attending.  Period tops are preferred – no blue tarps.  Please include "Merchanting - Battle of the Bay" in email subject line.

        Adult, Member:          $10.00 Day-Trip          $9.00 Feast      $5.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $15.00 Day-Trip          $9.00 Feast      $5.00 Camping
        Youth (5-17):              $5.00 Day-Trip            $9.00 Feast      $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-4):                 $0.00 Day-Trip            $0.00 Feast      $0.00 Camping

Cost Notes:  Gate Fee at the door will be $12.00 for members, $17.00 for non-members.

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Lochmere

Site: Patuxent River Park (aka Croom Park) 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, Maryland The site opens at 4 pm Friday and closes at 11 am Sunday

Site Restrictions: Site opens at 4 pm on Friday and closes at 11 am on Sunday. The site is wet, but please use period containers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet.

Feast Information: A sumptuous feast of roasted meats and savory vegetarian dishes will be prepared by the unparalleled Lady Christiana Iarina Chaykinaia (CC Suggs).  Please contact her with any dietary concerns/questions at the following email: ccs[UNDERSCORE]meow[AT]yahoo[DOT]com.

Menu:  Forthcoming

Autocrat Contact Info: Lady Genevieve Dampier de la Marche(Karen Kalbaugh), 8306 Widgeon Place, Laurel, MD 20724, Phone: (313) 330-7441, Email:  k[UNDERSCORE]kalbaugh[AT]yahoo[DOT]com AND Lord Cormac Ua Rigan (Matt Regan), 3070 Saint Johns Lane, Ellicott City, MD  21042 Email:  cormacc[AT]outlook[DOT]com

Reservations: Mistress Medb Ingen Brain (Lynda Assur), 1225 Johnson Drive, Shady Side, Maryland 20764, Email:  medbingenbrain[AT]comcast[DOT]net

Other Information:  At this time, please direct all field and camping space requests to the autocrat.  Please include CAMPING SPACE - BATTLE ON THE BAY in email subject line.


From the Capital Beltway, I-495 either direction. EXIT 11A Rt. 4 South/East toward UPPER MARLBORO (6 mi). Exit right on Old Crain Hwy.  Take the ramp toward US-301/ WALDORF. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto OLD CRAIN HWY. Turn LEFT onto CROOM STATION RD. Turn LEFT onto CROOM RD/ MD-382. Turn LEFT onto CROOM AIRPORT RD. End at 16000 Croom Airport Rd Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-8395 (Note: While on Croom Airport Rd. do NOT turn left at any point.)


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