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Clash with Bacchus...gods and mortals

September 23- 25, 2016
Barony of Black Diamond


Bacchus is known among men as the god of wine and revelry. Sheltered in the mountains of Black Diamond, we host Bacchus in all his glory as we revel in good wine, good company, and good competition on the field.

Martial Activities: A full day of both rapier and armored fighting that will test the mettle of our fighters. On the armored field, fighters will be challenged in a Tournament of Chivalry with unbelted fighters challenging Knights of the realm. On the rapier field, fighters will take part in a Tournament of Honor with fighters challenging Masters of Defense and White Scarves. Following the tournaments, melee activities will be developed based on ideas from the Warlord and MiC, performance in the tournaments, and numbers of participants.

Arts & Sciences Activities: There will be a judging of skill in the art brewing and/or the best use, or display of, drinking in other media. For the Youth A&S - best use of a bear and a fox in the same item. Documentation encouraged.

Cost: 
        Adult, Member Discount:  $10.00 Day-Trip  $5.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Event Registration:       $15.00 Day-Trip  $5.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-17):      $6.00 Day-Trip  $5.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond

Cost Notes: Family Cap $40

Site: Sedalia Center 1108 Sedalia School Road Big Island, VA 24526. Site opens Friday 7pm, closes Sunday 5pm.

Feast Information:Feast has been added!! Our cooks, Mistress Julleran de Mestre and Lord Conall mac Aohda mhic Reamoinn will be preparing a delicious meal. The menu is: Bread with seasoned olive oil and assorted olives, Caesar salad, Grilled chicken, barley with beef broth and onions, rice, and Baklava.

Merchanting Information: Vendors are welcomed, and encouraged! The gem of our celebration will be our Tavern where libations will be provided by some of our local winery merchants. Tastings and bottles may be purchased at the Tavern. In order to partake at the Tavern a valid photo ID is required, be prepared to present this at Troll.

Autocrat's Information: Conall mac Aohda mhic Reamoinn (Chris Beazley), 101 Shepherd Farm Ln, Monroe, VA 24574, Phone: (434) 384-6787, E-mail: swords_man_[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations: Zarra de la Vega (Liz Beazley), 101 Shepherd Farm Ln, Monroe, VA 24574, Phone: (434) 384-6787, E-mail: churchill05[AT]sbc.edu

Directions:

From Charlottesville (Points North): Travel south on Route 29 out of Charlottesville toward Lynchburg. Remain on Route 29 into Madison Heights. Turn RIGHT on on Route 130. Travel west on Route 130 to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. Turn RIGHT onto the exit ramp, then left onto the Parkway. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Big Island exit. Turn LEFT onto the exit ramp, then RIGHT onto Route 501. Follow Route 501 approximately 5 miles to Route 122. Turn right onto Route 122 and travel south approximately 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn RIGHT onto Sedalia School Road; the Center will be 500 yards up the road on your left.

From West Virginia (Points West): Travel east on Route 64 to Route 81. Follow 81 south to exit 188A at Buena Vista. Take exit 188A, which becomes Route 60. Follow Route 60 east into Buena Vista. Turn RIGHT onto Route 501. Travel Route 501 south, cross the James River and then proceed into Big Island. Turn RIGHT on Route 122. Travel south on Route 122 for 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn RIGHT on Sedalia School Road, the Center is 500 yards up on the left side.

From Richmond (Points East): Start on Rt-460 into Bedford. Travel north towards Big Island on Route 122 for 11.5 miles. Turn LEFT on Route 638-Sedalia School Road at the Sedalia Country Store. The Center is 500 yards up the Route 638 on the left.

From Raleigh/Charlotte (Points South): This would be up either Rt. 29 or up Rt. 122 past the lake. Travel on Rt. 29 to Rt. 460W into Bedford. Travel north towards Big Island on Route 122 for 11.5 miles. Turn LEFT on Route 638-Sedalia School Road at the Sedalia Country Store. The Center is 500 yards up the Route 638 on the left. OR Travel Rt. 220 N to Rt.122 into Bedford. Continue north towards Big Island on Route 122 for 11.5 miles. Turn LEFT on Route 638-Sedalia School Road at the Sedalia Country Store. The Center is 500 yards up the Route 638 on the left.
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