Event Information

CANCELLED Midnight at the Oasis
(2020-09-25 - 2020-09-27 - Site opens at 3:00 PM & Closes at 1:00 PM)

During the Second Punic War, Hannibal famously led an army of war elephants across the Alps, although many of them perished in the harsh conditions. The surviving elephants were successfully used in the battle of Trebia, where they panicked the Roman cavalry and Gallic allies.  A mid eastern style event, Midnight at the Oasis incorporates scenarios involving war elephants with combat archers, crossing a narrow mountain pass followed by crossing the Trebia River, culminating at a Keep Battle.


The Activities begin Friday night with a Torchlight tourney, Armored Melees Saturday Noon after authorizations and inspections. The fighting will end on the List field with a matched weapons tourney. Rapier will begin their activities On the List field noon and then switch to the Melee field to complete the scenarios. The evening we will see the return of the ELEPHANT stomp Sir Jarrod the Bear will prepare a buffet style Mid East feast that will please the pickiest Sultans, Saracens and Crusaders.


Fighting: Marshal In Charge - Sir Rodrigo Falcone (Donald Wagner)

                 Armored- Lord Bevan Bevan  (Sean Bevan Bailey)

                     Rapier- Lord Tassin Navetier  (Jason Heschele)

    Combat Archery- Mistress Edan Lowery (Heather Lowery Rardin)

                   Archery- TBD

   Thrown Weapons-Lord Eadulf Beornwaldes Sunu (George Christian)

Arts & Sciences: - Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne  

Feast: - Sir Jared the Bear

Merchant coordinator: -Lady Katherine of the Doves of Hidden Mountain (Karen Parker)   Karen1insc@aol.com 






Adult, Member




Adult, Non-Member




Youth (6-17) Member 





Youth (6-17) Non Member   .  




Child (0-)






Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc., Canton of Nimenefeld



Cost Notes:  There will be a family cap of $ 40.00



Site Optimist Club Farm 2908 Optimist Farm Rd, Apex, NC


Restrictions: All pets must be on a leash AND attended by a responsible person. No fishing in pond. Anyone caught supplying alcohol to minors or in anyway violating modern law WILL be removed from site and reported to Wake County Law enforcement. Fires must be in reliable metal fire pits. NO ground fires.


Event Steward: Sir Alain de la Rochelle (Allen G Blanchette),  allengeorgeblanchette@gmail.com  

                 112 Crafton Park Lane, Cary, NC 27519,  Phone: (910) 584 1039, E-mail:

Reservations:  Lady Caterina di Paulo    Shannon Mullens   avaszu@gmail.com


From I-95 South of Raleigh: Heading North on I-95...Take EXIT 81 toward Raleigh - 30.4 milesTake EXIT 298A toward Fayetteville and continue south on US-401 South - 7.5 miles

From I-95 North of Raleigh: Heading South on I-95...Take EXIT 138 toward Raleigh/Nashville/Nash Community College - 45 milesMerge onto US-64 W via the exit on the left toward I-40/Durham/Benson - 6.4 milesTake EXIT 298A toward Fayetteville and continue south on US-401 South - 7.5 miles

From I-40: Headed toward Raleigh on I-40...Take EXIT 298A toward Fayetteville and continue south on US-401 South - 7.5 miles

From 401: From US-401...Turn onto Donny Brook Road (in front of Wake Tech) and head West - 0.7 miles.Turn right onto Lake Wheeler Road and take the immediate Left onto Optimist Farm Road.Go straight on Optimist Farm Road (you will go straight at the intersection of Johnson Pod Road, 4 way stop). - 1.0 miles2908 Optimist Farm Road will be on the right.