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Event Details
Fort Knox Demo Event date: September 7th, 2013
Hosted by Barony of Endewearde - Prospect, ME
Event Last Modified: July 14th, 2013
 
Event details
The Barony of Endewearde invites you to join us in showing off all that the SCA has to offer in what has become one of Maine's largest medieval demos, The Twelfth Annual Demo at Fort Knox, Saturday, September 7th, 2013.  Feel your soul stir as you stand on the granite ramparts of the historic Fort Knox, overlooking the Penobscot River.  Last year's demo gave hundreds of visitors a taste of the Middle Ages.  Attendees will witness demonstrations of a Pas d'Arms for heavy list, fencing, youth fighting and youth fencing, thrown weapons, combat archery, live music, dance, A&S exhibits and don’t forget the fashion show.  So bring your fanciest garb and best song, armor and weapons or lutes and looms and join in the festivities.  Performers of all kinds are welcome - we will find you a place to perform as much or as little as you wish!  Please contact the event steward if you're interested in performing or presenting.  Because this site provides panoramic views of the Penobscot River and the day-long demo has an event-like feel, we hope many SCAdians will add our demo to their fall calendars.  Since we have visitors from all over the state, and sometimes all over New England, Chatelaines from other regions are invited not only to attend, but also to display materials at the Information Point.  This is a great recruiting opportunity and a wonderful event for new SCAdians!  There is no fee to attend, just inform the gatekeeper that you are part of the SCA demo.  Please follow the parking rules.  You will need to check in at the information point for your meal token, or you will not be able to get lunch.  Picnic areas are available for general use.  The site is dry.  We suggest that you bring a chair, flashlight, and warm cloak no matter how warm it is; the granite fort can be chilly even in warm weather.  The event will be held rain-or-shine!

Site Opens: 8:00 AM for Volunteers
Site Closes: 5:00 PM for Volunteers
 
Event Location
Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME  04981

Directions:
From all points via I-95.

Get to Bangor via I-95; take Brewer exit 182A (182B from the North).  Take exit 4 toward Route 15; stay to the left of the Y, and take a left at the lights.  Follow Route 15 for apx.  17.5 miles.  You will enter Bucksport and go through the downtown/main street.  Turn right onto Bridge Street (it's a bridge, so it's hard to miss) and travel .9 miles on ME-3/US-1.  You will go over a large bridge - you will see the fort from the bridge to your right.  After crossing the bridge, take a right at Fort Knox Road/ME-174 E.  You will see the Fort parking area.

PARKING NOTICE:  Please use the Fort's main parking area for loading/unloading only.  A limited number of vehicles may be permitted onto the main site for load in - contact the Event Steward if you need to bring items directly on site.  After loading/unloading, volunteers will be asked to move their vehicles to another lot to free up space for visitors.  There is a shuttle van to bring visitors to and from the satellite lots.

 
Event Fees
Site : No fee for volunteers - have your garb and tell the gatekeeper that you are an SCA volunteer.  You WILL have to sign in at SCA gate to get your dayboard token

Feast: N/A

Make Checks Payable to: None needed

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Saruca bint Lazari/Natalie Degerstrom
22 Middle St
Apt 2
Orono, ME 04473
saruca@endewearde.eastkingdom.org
207.992.8889

Send Reservations to:
None needed

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SAFETY NOTICE:  This is a fort made of granite with lots of places to fall off, and lots of hard places to fall on.  It can be a dangerous place for unattended children, particularly toddlers and preschoolers; if you are working the demo and bringing small children please make your main task tending to them and adding visual flavor.  Children ARE welcome, it's just a place which requires constant watching!

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