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Artisans' Challenge and Display ***CANCELLED*** Event date: November 3rd, 2012
Hosted by Shire of Hartshorn-dale - Blue Bell, PA
Event Last Modified: November 1st, 2012
Event details
Artisans’ Challenge and Display cancelled.  I have received word that the site for the event is not expected to have power back until Monday and we, therefore, need to regretfully cancel Artisans’ Challenge for this year.  I hope that those who planned to attend will attend St.  Eligius next weekend:  http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2283 and/or the following weekend to Delirus Mediaevalis Scientia Feriae (Mad Medieval Science Fair) http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2317 .  For those who have taken up challenges, I hope you will contact the challengers and make arrangements to meet up to talk about your projects.  I will work with our Exchequer to issue refunds on pre-registrations, and will return checks that have not yet been deposited.  Start planning for next year!  Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.  Thank you. 

Elizabet Marsahll. 

Once again, the Shire of Hartshorn-dale calls upon all artisans to come to the Artisans’ Challenge and Display.  Can you meet (one or more?) of this year's challenges? Bring your latest work and show it off and talk about it with other artisans.  Got something cool you’re working on now? Bring it along and show it off as you share your enthusiasm.  Issue or attempt a challenge.

Please tkae note of the unique start time for this event, which has been popular in the past -- 1:00.  A light supper board (menu to be posted here) will be put out around 4:00.  There is no feast, and those seeking heartier fare may wish to bring food to enjoy (or share).  If cooking is your art and you wish to contribute item(s) to the food offered, please contact the head cook in advance to allow for planning.


There are 20 challenges this year, truly something for everyone ...  https://sites.google.com/site/artisanscdw/home/challenges-for-2012

Those taking up challenges are encouraged to contact the challengers to let them know.  Please also taken note of specific requirements for those responding to challenges with food. 


Artisans are encouraged to register with the coordinator ahead of the event to ensure display/work space.  If you require anything special (large display area, electricity, a “messy acceptable” area), you MUST register ahead of time to allow for planning.  For those not registering in advance, space for display/work will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.  Plan on spending some time with your work (other than when you’re browsing other artisans’ displays), to talk about it.  This year the bardic/performance artists will be gathering in the parlor to share in "bardic play time."


Athena's Thimble will be having a meeting and expect to hold a panel.  Other guilds or groups wishing to schedule a meeting, please contact Elizabet Marshall.

All attendees are encouraged to bring personal tokens to distribute to those works that speak to you.  Some tokens will also be provided at the gate.  There will also be a supply of comment cards available, though you are encouraged to discuss your thoughts with the artisans.  The Display/Workshop is not a competition, and it is not a judging situation, it is a time to share and enjoy.

Site Opens: 1:00 P.M.
Site Closes: 8:00 P.M.

Event Website: https://sites.google.com/site/artisanscdw/home/event-announcement

Event Location
St. John's Lutheran Church
1802 Skippack Pk
Blue Bell, PA  19422

The event is located in Blue Bell near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown.

From the SOUTH, head north on 202 through Norristown, past Mercy Suburban Hospital, past the intersection of Germantown Pk.  Continue north through four more lights.  At the fifth light you will be at the intersection of Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Turn LEFT, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the NORTH, head south on 202, through Montgomeryville, past the William Penn Inn, past the Montgomery County Community College.  You will pass a light at the entrance to the college, and then pass a light at the entrance to a small shopping center, the next light will be at the intersection of 202 and Rt 73 (Skippack Pike).  Turn RIGHT onto 73 and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

From the WEST, Make your best route to Rt 73 and head east, pass through Skippack village, pass the intersection of Rt 363, through the pair of lights at Bethel Hill and immediately after at Whitehall Rds.  The next light will be at North Wales Rd.  Go straight through, continue over the railroad tracks and just past the synagogue, the church will on your RIGHT.

From the EAST, make your best route to Rt 73.  Continue westward though Whitemarsh, pass through the intersections at Butler Pk, and at Penllyn Blue Bell Pk.  You will go through three more lights before the fourth light at intersection of Rt 202.  Go straight through this intersection, and proceed less than one mile.  The church is on your left.  If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

PA TURNPIKE:  you will get off at the Norristown exit and follow the sign to Germantown pike *WEST*.  Follow the ramp onto Germantown pike, and get into the center lane (this will be the right lane very shortly).  Stay on Germantown pike until you get to Rt 202 (DeKalb pike) and then turn Right. 

From your turn onto 202 follow the directions "from the south." It's only another 2-3 miles from this intersection total.

Event Fees
Site : Site $10 for adults; $5 discount for those providing proof of SCA Membership.  $4 for 18 and under.  Those under 6 are free.

ACCEPS is available:  http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php

Feast: There is not a feast.  A light supper board is included and attendees desiring a more hearty meal are encouraged to bring something along.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  Shire of Hartshorn-dale

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Elizabet Marshall (modernly Kandy Fling)

Send Reservations to:
Kandy Fling
Elizabet Marshall
225 Walnut St.
Royersford, PA 19468

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