Event Information

Trial by Fire and Royal Archer (2021-10-01 - 2021-10-03) Bright Hills

With two major activities happening in one place, no one will want to miss a minute of this event! Trial by Fire, sponsored by the Bright Hills Cooks Guild, tests the skill and knowledge of the finest cooks in the Knowne World. With four categories, Main dish, Vegetable, Grains and Desserts, to choose from, our competitors must create a period recipe using only those methods that do not require electricity. What started out as a challenge within the Guild more than two decades ago is now open to both the populace of Atlantia and the rest of the Knowne World.  There are special guidelines for the cooking competition due to COVID this year which are posted at https://www.eventatbrighthills.com/rules-for-tbf     

The Royal Archery competition features many and varied stations based on Myths and Legends for archers young, old, and in-between to test themselves and prove that they are worthy to become the next Atlantian Royal Archer. There will prizes for both activities.

Arts & Sciences:
Arts and Sciences will include classes on Saturday, a poetry competition as well as a bardic competition.  Lady Ealawynn Maeru (aka Lady Ela), the Poeta Atlantiae is sponsoring the poetry competition with the theme Feast or Flight. More specifics, including the guidelines can be found at

The Bardic Competition is sponsored by Lady Caillech ingen Alexander and requires 2 entries each of which must be 5 minutes or less. Documentation is requested but not required and will earn you extra points.  You can also earn extra points by mentioning things related to cooking or archery. 

Martial Activities:
Archers will compete for the title of Royal Archer in a shoot based on Myths and Legends!

Feast: Due to the worries of the plague, there will be NO LUNCH OR FEAST PROVIDED. All participants are responsible for providing their own food.

Also due to the worries of the plague, preregistration is required for attendance.   

Merchanting:Merchants are most welcome!

Other:More information can be found at https://jaywynne.wixsite.com/tbf2020 Camping has always been a part of events at the Bowman. The camping fee is $5.00 per person. As always, while we hope that the plague has eased up and we may once again gather together in person, the event will cancelled if mundane life has thrown us a few more virus-filled lemons.

Adult Member Registration$15.00$10.00$5.00
Adult Non-Member Registration$20.00$10.00$5.00
Youth (6-17)$5.00$10.00$5.00
Child (0-5)$0.00$0.00$0.00

Web Site: https://jaywynne.wixsite.com/tbf2020

Make Checks Payable To:

SCA, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills

Site:Baltimore Bowman 10301 Harford Rd. Glen Arm, MD 21057

Site Restrictions:No alcohol on archery ranges. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after by the owner. MASKS MUST BE WORN!  Please wash your hands!

Autocrat:Wynne ferch Rhodri (Jill Crowther-Peters), 8608 Silver Knoll Dr., Perry Hall, MD 21128, Phone: (410) 931-6961, E-mail: jay_wynne@hotmail.com

Reservations:Send reservations including legal name, member number and phone or email information to: Debbie Eccles, 707 Hammershire Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Checks should made out to "SCA-MD Inc., Barony of Bright Hills" or you may register by SCA-rs at:      https://members.sca.org/apps/#MtgDetail/00001081   Please check the Kingdom of Atlantia website for current COVID restrictions prior to attending.
Refunds:A written request for refunds must be submitted to the Exchequer within 5 days after the event.  Site fee refunds will be processed once all checks received for the event have been cleared.  

From the north and west: From I-695 E, take Exit 31A for MD 147/Harford Road towards Parkville. Turn left at the light at end of ramp onto Harford Road N. Continue on Harford Road approximately 2 miles to Graham Memorial Park entrance on right. Go past equestrian center and through yellow gate downhill to parking. From the south and east: Via I-695 N, take Exit 31B for MD 147/Harford Road towards Carney. Turn right at end of the ramp to Harford Rd N. Continue on Harford Road approximately 2 miles to Graham Memorial Park entrance on right. Go past equestrian center and through yellow gate downhill to parking. Please note, the entrance to the Bowmen is obscured until you are right on it, and you will need to slow down to make the right-hand turn into the driveway. The driveway is gravel, filled with potholes and shared with the equestrian center, so please observe the 10 MPH speed limit.