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Event Details
A Market Day at Birka TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance Event date: January 24th, 2014 - January 25th, 2014
Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Manchester, NH
Event Last Modified: September 2nd, 2013
Event details
The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to a Market Day at Birka XXV!  This annual event will be held on January 24-25, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

It is with great pleasure that the populace of the grand Barony of Stonemarche announces that we will be holding our Baronial Investiture at this event.  Their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Maria Pagani, will hold a last Baronial Court, after which Their Majesties will induct our new Baron and Baroness, Maestro Dorio of the Oaks and Lady Jocelyn del Espada.

As always, the populace has also arranged for the following activities to amuse their guests:  a large indoor market with nearly a hundred merchants, a Ball *and* a Hafla, an A&S display, classes, and martial activities including a heavy list bear pit tournament, fencing and youth combat. 

Lastly, it is the intention of Their Majesties of the East to hold a Royal Court, and the new Baron and Baroness to hold a First Baronial Court. 

Please join us as we ignore the cold, snow and ice outdoors, and have a fantastic time with our friends!

General Information:

Hotel Information:  The site is offering a reduced room rate for event attendees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel prior to 1/1/14.  Contact the Radisson directly at 603-625-1000 and mention the SCA/Birka to receive the reduced rate.

Merchants:  Merchants are an important part of our event and we welcome you.  The period for Applications for Merchants will open on October 1, 2013.  All information needed to apply to be a Merchant will be published on our website:  www.birka.org .  Please contact merchants@birka.org for more information. 

Classes/Meetings:  If you are interested in teaching a class or require meeting space, please contact Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at classes@birka.org or meetings@birka.org.

Martial Activities:  There will be both indoor fighting and fencing.  The fighting will be in the usual bear-pit style with prizes awarded to the top scoring gentles in both belted and unbelted categories.  To volunteer as a marshal or MOL please contact Lord William RavenHair at marshal@birka.org

Information regarding Minors:  Parents and Guardians should be aware that areas of the event site are open to the public.  There are many exits from the building, along with the numerous hotel rooms.  Please be mindful of where your children are at ALL times.  The event site does not have Code Adam.

Volunteering for Birka:  An event of this size requires a great deal of work, so any gentles interested in helping are encouraged to contact the autocrat in advance or refer to the web site for additional information.  We're always in need of volunteers to work gate and security.

Thanks in advance for any offers of assistance. 

Site Opens: January 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Site Closes: January 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Event Website: www.birka.org

Event Location
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101

Find your way to Route 293 in Manchester NH.

North:  Take Exit 5 and turn right onto Granite Street.  Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

South:  Take Exit 5 (new exit) and turn left onto Granite Street.  Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

Event Fees
Site : ** Event Registration will open October 1, 2013 and will close January 10, 2014.**

Pre-Registration Adult (Member)- $10.00
Pre-Registration Adult (Non-Member) - $15.00
Pre-Registration Youth (13-17) - $5.00
Pre-Registration Child (newborn-12) - Free

At the Door Adult (Member) - $12.00
At the Door Adult (Non-Member) - $17.00
At the Door Youth (13-17) - $6.00
At the Door Child (newborn-12) - Free

Feast: There will be no dayboard or feast served at Market Day at Birka.  However, there are several concession stands run by the Hotel, and a restaurant on-site.  Additionally, there are many restaurants within walking distance.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NH, Inc.  - Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Mistress Fia Kareman
(Amy Begnoche)
(207) 632-2048 - no calls after 9:00 pm

Send Reservations to:
Lady Deidre dePlanchet
(Jeanne McCarron)
P.O.  Box 261
Hampstead, NH 03841

(603) 329-5265 - no calls after 9:00 pm

Other Contact Information:
For additional information or to Volunteer, please contact the following:

Merchants:  merchants@birka.org

Pre-Registration or to volunteer at Gate:  Lady Deirdre dePlanchet at exchequer@birka.org

Martial Activities:  Lord William RavenHair at marshal@birka.org

Classes:  Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at classes@birka.org

Meetings:  Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at meetings@birka.org

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