Defending the Gate XVII
March 31 2018 (9 AM - 9 PM )
Canton of Sudentorre
Come Defend the Gates of Sudentorre!
East meets West as the nanban, traders from Portugal, have landed on Japan's southern shore. They bring with them foreign trade goods, food, and, of course, their culture. Please, join us to celebrate this momentous occasion, and defend our gates from those that wish to expel our new guests.
Martial activities include; Heavy Fighting, Youth Heavy Fighting, Fencing, and Archery. There will be A&S activities and merchants to peruse. Feast will be limited to 70 so please preregister.
Martial Activities: Heavy Fighting, Youth Heavy Fighting, Fencing, Archery
Arts & Sciences Activities: A&S display and competition.
Cost: Adult, Event Registration: $19.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $14.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $7.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Sudentorre
Cost Notes: There is a $1.00 charge for at-the-door admission for youth and adults. Please preregister. Lunch is included in your site fee.
Site: American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. http://www.spotsylvaniapost320.org
Site Restrictions: Site is dry. Pets are not permitted (except service animals). Site opens at 9 am and closes 9 pm. Stragglers will be conscripted for clean up.
Feast Information: A wonderful feast celebrating both Japanese and the nanban's Portuguese cuisine will be prepared by our very own Lord Bertran de Saint-Jean. If you have any questions or concerns he may be contacted at bertran.de.st.jean[AT]gmail.com with any questions or concerns..
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome! Please contact the Autocrat.
Autocrat's Information: Sanada Obito (Michael King), 31 Fresh Water Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, Phone: (318) 3669516, E-mail: mking009[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Lady Lira du Pre (Amberle Fong), 6915 Quitman Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, E-mail: sahfeerah[AT]gmail.com
From the North, South, and North-East (Washington DC)
Take your best route on Rt 95 to Fredericksburg, VA. Take Exit 130B to Rt 3 - Plank Rd (West), Fredericksburg. Travel 3 miles to Gordon Road and turn Left. Travel 6 miles to the end of Gordon Road and turn Left onto Brock Road. Make near immediate Right into the American Legion Post.
From the North (Dulles Airport)
Travel South on Rt 28 to Rt 66 West. Take Exit 43 B onto Rt 29 South/West. Travel South on Rt 29/ Rt 15 to Rt 663 - Alanthus Rd and turn Left. (This will be close to Culpepper) Travel 0.1 mile and turn Left onto Rt 762. Make a near immediate onto Rt 669 across the railroad tracks. Travel 6 miles to the end of Rt 669. Turn Left onto Rt 3, heading East. Travel 11 miles to Brock Rd and turn Right. Travel 9 miles South on Brock Rd and the American Legion Post will be on your Right. From the North-West (Winchester) Take your best route to Warrenton. (Rt 50 to Rt 17) Get onto Rt 29 / Rt 15 South. Travel South on Rt 29/ Rt 15 to Rt 663 - Alanthus Rd and turn Left. (This will be close to Culpepper) Travel 0.1 mile and turn Left onto Rt 762. Make a near immediate onto Rt 669 across the railroad tracks. Travel 6 miles to the end of Rt 669. Turn Left onto Rt 3, heading East. Travel 11 miles to Brock Rd and turn Right. Travel 9 miles South on Brock Rd and the American Legion Post will be on your Right.
From the West (Charlottesville, Lynchburg)
Take your best route to Orange and head East on Rt 20. Travel 12 miles from Orange and turn Right onto Rt 621 – Mine Run Road. This will turn into Orange Plank Road. Travel 11 miles on Rt 621 to Brock Road. Turn Right onto Brock Road, heading South. Travel 7 miles and the American Legion Post will be on your Right.