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Event Details
May Faire Event date: May 10th, 2014
Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - New Britain, CT
Event Last Modified: April 22nd, 2014
 
Event details
Greetings from the good gentles of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.  As the weather warms, young men's and women's fancies turn to thoughts of...  Bows, great weapons and medieval life, of course!  Come join us for a day full of learning and competition.  Our archers have set forth a challenge to all comers, our warriors are teaching the finer points of great weapons, and our artisans are giving classes on daily life in medieval times.

ARCHERY CHALLENGE!
In 2012, the King's Archery Champion was from BBM.  In 2013, both the King's and Queen's Archery Champions were from BBM.  Clearly, BBM has the best archers in the Kingdom.  Not only do we believe that we have the best individual archers, but BBM has the best archers as a whole, and we are willing to prove it, with a contest on 10 May.  Barons, Baronesses, and Seneschals of the East Kingdom, send your archers.  Let them test their skills against the BEST ARCHERS IN THE KINGDOM!

With K&Q Championship only a couple weeks away, this will not be for individual best.  It will be a team competition.  This will not be with fixed/designated teams, where someone might have a bad day and drag the team score down.  Rather, it will be a contest where ALL archers present, will compete, and the best scores from each barony or shire, will be totaled, to determine which Barony/Shire has the best archers.

This means, don't send only your Grand Master and Master bowmen, but your Bowmen, Marksmen, and Archers too.  You never know who will have a good day, and who will not, other than, of course, BBM archers having a better day than whoever else dares to challenge.  See our web site for more details:  http://www.bbm.eastkingdom.org/mayfaire.htm
If you have additional questions about the archery activities, please contact Gwilym of Fflint, the BBM Web Minister.  (Contact Information Below)

GREAT WEAPON SCHOLA AND TOURNEY
The very best great weapon warriors and teachers that the Knowne World has to offer are right here, and now is the perfect opportunity to come and learn from them.  Mayfaire will feature a variety of classes in polearm, greatsword, spear, axe, etc.  with an emphasis on hands-on learning.  This is an incredible opportunity to either pick up a new weapons style, or refine your existing form with truly expert advice.

Following the Great Weapon Schola will be a bear-pit great weapon tourney based Tarl's Little Polearm Tourney from Pennsic. 
If you are interested in teaching, marshalling or otherwise assisting with the tourney, please contact Sir Arnwulf Athelreding (Contact Information Below)

There will be plenty of time and opportunity for free sparring to practice your new knowledge.


FENCING
Don Nathanial Wyatt will run a fencing tournament.


DAY IN THE LIFE SCHOLA
For those inclined towards the Arts and Sciences, there will be a "Day in the Life" Schola.  Class schedule to be announced.  If you have any questions, or would like to teach a class, please contact Mesterinna Ana Ilevna, the BBM Minister of Arts and Sciences.  (See contact information below)


BANNOCK CHALLENGE
May Day is traditionally a time to make and eat Bannocks.  Yum!  Here's a challenge to make the best batch of May Day Bannocks and donate them to the Day Board.  Show off your Bannocks!


Merchants are welcome.  Please contact Lady Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn for further information.  (See contact information below)

Site is damp.  Beer, wine, mead or champagne ONLY.  No spirits or spirit-based cordials are allowed on site.

No smoking on site.  Not even in the parking lot.  You must go outside the fence to smoke.

No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).
Site Opens: 9:00AM
Site Closes: 8:00PM

Event Website: http://www.bbm.eastkingdom.org/mayfaire.htm

 
Event Location
HSC Community Center
370 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT  06053

Directions:
North, East or West, take your best route to I-84, Exit 36 (Slater Road).

From the exit, continue straight onto Sterling Road.  Sterling ends in a T with a wood straight ahead of you. 

At the woods, turn LEFT onto Corbin Avenue.  The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT.  It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.

From the South, take I-91 to Exit 22N (Route 9 North).
Merge LEFT to Route 72 WEST towards Bristol.
Take the Corbin Avenue exit.  This is a right-hand exit off of Route 72.
Turn RIGHT onto Corbin Avenue for ~1.3 miles.
The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT.  It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.

(If you miss the Corbin Avenue exit, then get onto I-84 East-bound and follow the directions above.)

 
Event Fees
Site : Site fee before May 1st is $10 for adults (18 and above), after is $12.  A $5 nonmember surcharge will be added to either amount for those gentles who are not paid members of the SCA.

Family Cap is $40.

Youth reservation (6 - 17) is $6 before May 1st and $8 after.

Children under 6 are free.

Registration Deadline:  May 1st, 2014.

Site fee includes a simple dayboard.
Make Checks Payable to:  SCA Inc., Barony Beyond the Mountain

Reservation Deadline - May 1, 2014.

Feast: No Feast - Dayboard Only.

Make Checks Payable to: Barony Beyond the Mountain, SCA Inc

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Stevyn de Rouen (Gregory Rothauser)
860) 989-7115
grothauser@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
Baroness Eloise of Coulter
(Kris Schlain)
17 Bittersweet Ln.
Burlington, CT 06013

Reservations can also be made online through the SCA ACEPPS system:  http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php

PLEASE NOTE we cannot refund site fees paid via ACEPPS.

Other Contact Information:
Contact Mesterinna Anarra Karlsdottir, the BBM Seneschal for information about the hall or facilities.

Contact Gwilym of Fflint, the BBM Web Minister, for questions about the Achery shoot.

Contact Sir Arnwulf Aethelreding, the BBM Minister of the Lists, for questions about the Spear and Pole Arm activities.

Contact Mesterinna Ana Ilevna, the BBM Minister of Arts and Sciences, if you would like to teach a class.

Merchants may contact Lady Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn (LisaKat3@sbcglobal.net) for further information.

All BBM Officer information here:
http://www.bbm.eastkingdom.org/bbmofficers.htm

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