Event Information

Barony of Ponte Alto Investiture
(2024-03-30 - Site opens at 9:00 AM & Closes at 6:00 AM)
Ponte Alto

Join Ponte Alto in a day of fun and fighting to thank the outgoing Baron Noyon Naran Numuchi and welcome the new Baronage of Ponte Alto Hakon brimill and Hrefna blinda.

9:00 AM

Gate opens

10:00 AM

Morning Court

11:00 AM or After Court

Field opens

12:00 PM


1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Gate Closes

4:00 PM

Evening Court

After Court

Tear Down


Heavy  There will be a bearpit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RapierAuthorizations and pickups will start at 9am followed by a series of single elimination tournaments. Following the tournament series there will either be a bear pit, melee or pickups.

Arts & Sciences: Magistra Beatriz Aluares de la Oya will oversee the A&S Competition. It is spring, and all Vikings’ thoughts turn lightly to dreams of adventure! In honor of the new Baronage of Ponte Alto, the theme for Investiture Arts & Sciences will be Preparing for Adventure. Competition A: Planning Ahead Why else go raiding, if not to acquire new things?? This competition will focus on items created for a season of viking - clothing, food items, gear, etc. that no good Norseman (or Icelander) can do without on their long sea voyages. Documentation in the form of Atlantian EZ Docs is encouraged but not required. Prize will be awarded by Baron’s Choice. Competition B: Make Do and Mend Making new things is a delight to the senses, but there is deep satisfaction in restoring life to a beloved item. This competition will highlight repairs and mends made to existing items - show us how you’ve mended a hole in your favorite garment, patched a trusty old basket, or refurbished a valuable tool. Documentation in the form of Atlantian EZ Docs is encouraged but not required. Prize will be awarded by Baroness’s Choice. Please contact Magistra Beatriz Aluares de la Oya (beatriz.aluares@gmail.com) with any questions.
Feast:Feast Steward: Thegn Gracia of Storvik will give the investiture a taste of the Storvik Tavern. $12/person
Merchanting:No merchants are allowed by Fairfax County
Other:This is a completely outdoor site on grass, its very primitive. There is a bathroom with stalls, but it’s quite a walking distance from the event location. There are handicap parking spaces near the event location.

Adult Member Registration$15.00$12.00$0.00
Adult Non-Member Registration$20.00$12.00$0.00
Youth (6-17)$0.00$12.00$0.00
Child (0-5)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Make Checks Payable To:SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto
Registration Notes: Registration is available on SCORES: https://sca.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/sca/event.jsp?event=706. It will close March 27. Attendees may also register on site including for feast. Refund Request: The Exchequer (Lord Mowgli Parness) must receive refund requests in writing no later than five days after the events ends per Kingdom approved guidelines. No refund shall be issued until the event books have been closed and all reservation checks have cleared. Use pontealtoexchequer@gmail.com.
Site:Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA, 22181
Site Restrictions:NO ALCOHOL. This is a state park and there is no alcohol permitted. Tents may not be staked and participants should bring pop- ups.
Event Steward:Sof"ia Dolgorukaia (Holly Decker), 616 Venable Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218, Phone: (239) 7383008, E-mail: hdecker89@gmail.com
Reservations:Send reservations to Event Steward

Take your best route to I-66, West of 495, to the Nutley Street exit (Vienna Metro Station). Follow signs to Vienna. Proceed through three lights and turn left onto Courthouse Road. The park entrance will be about a half mile on your left. Please enter at the main entrance just beyond the basketball courts. Troll will be available as you enter the site from parking.