Event Information

The Wild Hunt (2019-10-12) Ponte Alto

Description: As the beauty of the autumn deepens, as the air cools and shadows grow longer, the Huntsman's horn sounds yet again, calling all to beware - beware or be assimilated by the Wild Hunt!

Once more, the Fey and Fell Master of the Hunt is coming to claim his lands, and attempt to capture - through challenge or games of skill or chance - all those who trespass upon his favor. Will you becomes another of the Master's loyal hunters? Or will you, through skill or luck, escape the clutches of the Wild Hunt?

Come join our Barony of Ponte Alto as we experience an exciting day of Fighting, Arts, Games and Challenges. Last year there was a prize for those who escaped the Hunt, but this year, there will also be a prize for the most successful Hunters, who assimilate the most people INTO the Hunt after they must join the Hunt themselves. So if you lose a challenge and join the magnificent Hunt, you may still earn renown, challenging all who still run free!

Martial Activities: Stay tuned for heavy combat and rapier scenarios

Arts & Sciences Activities: Celtic Knotwork: Bring your best Irish style knotwork art, whether it's made in textiles, on a costume, with wire, or painted illumination!

Show off your Best Fix for a Mistake in our second competition. Bring any projects from the past or present where you really messed up, and impress us with how you tried to make it right (even if the fix didn't work)!

Autumn Food Fight! Bring your best cool weather cooking to add to our harvest table. We will be judged in three categories: Huntsman's Fare, Vegetables, and Desserts. Tell us how your entry fits into the category you choose. Feel free to be creative.

Bardic Fyt: It's the perfect time of year for spooky stories, especially those that tell of lucky - or unlucky - dealings with the Fair Folk. All who enter will be rewarded, and those who spellbind us with the most medieval of performances (no mention of the modern, no papers in hand) will gain special favor.

Cost:   Adult, Member:       $18.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:   $23.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-16):        $9.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 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 Ponte Alto

Site: Calgary Church, 8220 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Feast Information: Site fee includes a day-board lunch. We'll have hearty soups and breads (including vegetarian and vegan options), and warm and cold drinks. Our A&S cooking competition will fill out the dayboard, but potluck offerings are very encouraged to fill out our bountiful harvest theme.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are very welcome, however, this is an outdoor event, and as such, all merchant spaces are outdoor spaces. Please be prepared for whatever weather we'll have, and please contact Lady Ailleann with space requirements.

Other Information: Rock-Paper-Scissors Fighting: We mention this here because you must be certified to fight. Each form of the game, Rock, Paper, and Scissors, must be separately certified in before you can use them against others. You'll get a card for each form you can use. Certification will run all day at the MoL tent.

Other challenge games include: Bean-bag cross-bow cornhole Padded spear toss The Balance Platform game Tug-of-War And, of course, anything else you can think of. Dancing, puns, arm wrestling, foot races, headstands: anything the challenger and challengee agree to try.

We will have a Games Tent set up with board games to relax with - and to use in Hunt challenges!

If you have any questions, please contact the autocrats: Lady Ailleann O'Meighan/Meghan Sherrill (thedragonhand @ gmail.com), or Marion Compton/Emily Shifflett (marion.comptonSCA @ gmail.com)

Autocrat's Information: Meghan Sherrill (Meghan Sherrill), 8628 Groveland Drive, Springfield, VA 22153, Phone: (703) 7171597, E-mail: thedragonhand@gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat

Directions: Calgary Church is located directly off Little River Turnpike, .9 miles West of 495.