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Event Details
Sir Wilhelm's Hastilude & Demo Event date: May 16th, 2015
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Bethany, CT
Event Last Modified: April 22nd, 2014
Event details
"In 1388, Henry Knighton recorded in his chronicle that during the Merciless Parliament, four French knights sent a challenge to four English knights to fight a hastilude at Calais.  The Frenchmen offered to fight 'in the form of war' or a joust of war.  Knighton goes on to say that two of the Englishmen 'returned with 'great renown,' which was all any knight really wanted anyway.'"

Hastilude, from the Latin hastiludium (literally "lance game") was a term used in the Middle Ages to refer to many kinds of martial games.  On May 16th, come to the Barony of Dragonship Haven and participate in the games our Patrons and Sponsors have devised.  Return with great renown – or be a spectator and cheer on your favorites as they test their mettle!

**** We will be sharing the site with a Farmer's Market and the Lion's Club Flea Market on Saturday until about noon.  We encourage all to be good stewards and chatelaines for the SCA.  If you are willing to volunteer for a shift as a "Roving Chatelaine" please contact Mistress Vienna de la Mer.  Sashes will be provided identifying you as a newcomer contact person.  ****


Martial Tourney:  To come
Contact Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbr├╝cke, tourney sponsor, or the Marshal-in-charge (NAME), for more information

Rapier Tourney:  To come
Contact (NAME), tourney sponsor, or (NAME), our Rapier Marshal-in-charge, for more information. 

Equestrian Tourney:  To come
If you wish to bring your horse(s) to this event, please contact the equestrian marshal-in-charge prior to the event.  All horses attending the event must have a current Coggins test, and horses traveling from outside Connecticut must have a current 30-day interstate health certificate, per SCA Equestrian regulations.  Equine health paperwork can be transmitted to the marshal-in-charge prior to unloading the horse from the trailer.  Sorry, no rental horses are currently available for this event.  Contact (NAME), tourney sponsor, or (NAME) our Equestrian Marshal-in-charge, for more information. 

Archery Tourney:  To come
Contact (NAME), tourney sponsor, or (NAME), our Archery Marshal-in-charge, for more information. 

--Demo/Artisan's Row-- To come
This site offers a perfect opportunity for an SCA demo.  We would like those who are able to setup a period pavilion to teach or show a craft (an artisan’s row if you will).  If you are willing to donate your time, skills, and expertise, please contact (NAME), our Demo Coordinator

--Additional Information--
Service animals are allowed.

Fires only in raised structures (the Fire Department is right next door!)

For those that are mobility challenged, the grounds are fairly flat but very spacious; there is ample amount of walking.

Site Opens: TBD
Site Closes: TBD

Event Website: TBD

Event Location
Bethany Airport
Amity Rd (Route 63)
Bethany, CT  06524

More information to come.

Event Fees
Site : Donation only (Suggested donation, $5.)

Feast: There is no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Dragonship Haven

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Stewards:
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbr├╝cke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Brian and Jackie Van Ostenbridge
203-723-2699 -- NO CALLS AFTER 9 PM!

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Other Contact Information:

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