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Highland River Melees 2015

June 05- 07, 2015
Barony of Highland Foorde


Come one, come all to a grand melee event!  There will be heavy weapons, including combat archery and siege engines, rapier, archery and thrown weapons, and youth rapier. This year’s excitement and melees will be at the beautiful Camp Manidokan, 2.5 hours from Richmond, VA and 1 hour from D.C. and Baltimore.

Website: http://highland-foorde.atlantia.sca.org/hrmelees/index.php

Martial Activities: We will have heavy weapons with combat archery, siege engines, rapier, youth rapier, archery and thrown weapons.  Please see the event website for details of the scenarios. 

Arts and Science Activities:A variety of classes and A&S competitions will be held.  The traditional Brewing Smackdown will be held.  Or come and display your works in open display.  Lady Violetta Catalina de Bretaingne will be the arts and sciences coordinator, for any questions please contact her at Brittian@comcast.net.  Please see the event website for details, forthcoming.

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:          $12.00 Day-Trip $9.00 Feast    $6.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $17.00 Day-Trip $9.00 Feast    $6.00 Camping
        Youth (5-17):             $  6.00 Day-Trip  $9.00 Feast   $6.00 Camping
        Child (0-4):                $  0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping

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

Cost Notes: Register for the event with ACCEPS: http://acceps.ansteorra.org/regit/event_main.php ** For those youths (12 and under) who wish to partake of a child friendly, non-period dinner with smaller portions, there is a children’s feast available for $4 per child.  For those youths with larger appetites, the child's feast may not be suitable.

Site:  Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd. Knoxville, MD 21758.  This is a primitive site, please plan accordingly. Site opens Friday 5pm, closes Sunday 11am.

Site Restrictions: No pets are allowed. This is a dry site. No alcohol may be consumed outside of the official brewing competition area or by anyone other than the official judges of the brewing competition.No ground fires or pits may be dug for fires. Fire bowls or other raised containers may be used.

Feast Information: A splendid repast will be prepared by Lady Caran de Burg, please direct any dietary questions to her at caran[AT]caranscreationsandconfections.com ** For those youths (12 and under) who wish to partake of a child friendly, non-period dinner with smaller portions, there is a children’s feast available for $4 per child.  For those youths with larger appetites, the child's feast may not be suitable.

Merchanting Information: Space for merchants is available. Please see the event website for details and contact information.

Other Information: A  fundraiser breakfast (Saturday AM & Sunday AM) and fundraiser lunch (Saturday) will be provided on for a nominal fees by the Canton of Abhainn Iarthair. For questions, please contact Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir at Chinadoll1861 AT yahoo.com

Autocrat's Information:  Alana Urquhart (Victoria Howell), 39320 Tollhouse Road,City: Lovettsville, VA 20180 Phone: 703-485-6272, E-mail:  HRMEventsteward[AT]gmail.com

Directions: 

From Baltimore Take I-70 west toward Frederick. Just past Frederick exit, take Route 340 West toward Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. About a mile past Route 67 turn left at yellow flashing light and go to top of the hill and turn right on Sandy Hook Road. Proceed for about 5 miles and the Main gate will be on the left.

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 right approximately two miles past the town of Dargon.

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