Event Information

Midwinter's 2020 (2020-01-25) Lochmere

When we think of new worlds, our minds tend to jump to 1492 AD, but humans have been traveling and exploring long before that. From the expansion of Rome to the Crusades, the Silk Road to the Norseman's Raid on Lindesfarne, cultures have blended in various ways. For Midwinter's Feast 2020, we will be exploring new worlds through our art, story-telling, singing, and cooking!


- Age of Exploration: We ask you to create a piece in any medium either incorporating materials from a new land or depictions of some aspect of the new land. Documentation is preferred and encouraged, with EZ docs being acceptable.

Arts & Sciences Competitions:  

- Tools of Exploration: Recreate a tool used in exploration, such as an item used for navigation, packs to carry gear, or even a boat! (Maybe just a small boat...) Don't let my examples limit you, however, it's a big world. Documentation is required and must include how and where the item would have been used, who would have used it, and how you created it.

- Open Display: Space will be provided for you to display your most recent projects, completed or in progress.

Arts & Sciences Classes:  

Beginner's Calligraphy Taught by a Beginner - Taught by Lady Anne d'Evreux

"Let's learn and practice our calligraphy together! We will go over nib size choices, learn and practice foundation hand, and create script. Students are encouraged to bring pens and paper, but some will be provided for those without."

Brewing for Fighters and Friends! - Taught by Baron Cormac Ua Rigan

"Please join me in exploring the many opportunities to make your own libations. Want to be the star around the campfire after a long days fighting? If you learn how to brew you can be popular! Or at least as popular as bringing your homebrew can make you.... the rest is up to you! This class is for people interested in an introduction to brewing and how easy it is to get started, and how much time you need to spend waiting on the fruits of your labor."

Beginning Embroidery
Taught by Mistress Genevieve d'Aquitaine
"Come learn some embroidery basics. I’ll have fabric, hoops, needles, and thread for you to try, but feel free to bring some of your own supplies for consultation. Learn running, double running, stem, back, reverse chain, and simple couching stitches."

Al Faranj: Europeans in the Medieval Muslim World - Taught by Lord William de Hirst

"Interested in the Islamic world in period, but have a European persona? Want to learn how to combine thr two? Follow the Europeans who went across the sea, and find out what you can do to add an Islamic flourish to your garb and persona."

Please contact Lady Anne d'Evreux at anne.devreux(at)yahoo.com if you have any questions concerning A&S competitions, classes, or display!

Feast:Feast will be created by Lady Katla Flokadottir, apprentice of Mistress Lisette la Rouxe.

Fighting:No marshal activities planned.

Merchanting:Limited space is available. Please contact Lady Aine d'Alton at aine.meave.dalton(at)gmail.com

Other:The bag game will be returning this year!


Adult, Member$15.00$12.00
Adult, Non-Member$20.00$12.00
Youth (5-17)$5.00$12.00
Child (0-4)$0.00$0.00
Make Checks Payable To:SCA, Inc., Barony of Lochmere

Site:St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church

375 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

Site Restrictions:Site is wet, no original containers; no pets other than service animals.

Autocrat:Aine d'Alton (Rachel Weaver). Phone: (443)528-4012. E-mail: aine.meave.dalton(at)gmail.com

Reservations:Lady Brynhildr Grimskellsdottr (Dawn Fuller), 1317 Middleford Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. E-mail: bryn1240(at)gmail.com

(Coming from Baltimore or DC) Take 97 (both North and South routes) toward Severna Park. Exit at Benfield follow Benfield Road toward Robinson Rd Site will be on the right

(Coming from West) Follow 100 toward Annapolis to exit 16 (Rt 2/Ritchie Hwy - Severna Park) Follow Ritchie Highway until you reach Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Rd. Follow Robinson Rd until it becomes Benfield Rd. Site will be on the left.

(Coming from the East) Take 50 north until you reach the exit for the Naval Academy (Rt 2) immediately after the Severn River Bridge. Follow the exit to the left onto Rt 2 (Ritchie Hwy) Follow Ritchie Hwy until you reach Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Rd. Follow Robinson Rd until becomes Benfield Rd. Site will be on the left.