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Event Details
Shire Wars VII, Battle of Hastings Event date: October 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017
Hosted by Shire of Buckland Cross - Jonestown, PA
Event Last Modified: May 19th, 2017
Event details
Join the Shires of Blak Rose, Buckland Cross, Hartshorn-dale, Montevale, Owlsherst, and Silver Rylle in celebration of the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on the weekend of October 20, 21, & 22, 2017.

Each participant in a marshaled activity will be asked to pick a side (Anglo-Saxon or Noman) upon arrival at the event.  Points will be awarded to the Anglo-Saxons or Normans in Heavy Fighting; Fencing; Archery; and Thrown Weapons.  The following is a list of the Marshals-in-Charge for the event.  If you are a Marshal or MOL and would like to assist at the event, please contact the MIC for your specific activity. 
Please Note:  Rules for tournaments will be posted to the Event Website as soon as they become available.

Heavy Fighting MIC:  Baron Fearghus O'Conchobhair (mka.  Matt Connors) fearghusoconchobhair@gmail.com

Fencing MIC:  Lord Morwill MacShane (mka.  Frank Hetherington) blueknightfjh@yahoo.com

Archery MIC:  Lady Alana O’Keeve (mka.  Rachel Wright) rkwknits@gmail.com

Thrown Weapons MIC:  Thagn Alexander Makcristyne(mka.  George Christian) alexandermakcristyne@gmail.com

Music, dancing, singing, and storytelling, along with classes, artistic displays, and contests will celebrate the Hastings anniversary and the Bayeux tapestry that so brilliantly recorded it for us.  Join the many talented members of all six shires in this celebration.  Display your shire's and personal heraldry.  Show your skills with a Hastings themed or Bayeux tapestry inspired item. 
If you would like to teach a class, provide an A&S demonstration, or submit an item for the Arts and Science Display please contact the A&S Activities Coordinator. 
Please Note:  for those who wish to bring an item for the A&S Display, we ask that you include an index card describing the item, and your contact info on the back of the card so that we know who to return the item to.  THANKS!

Arts & Sciences Activities Coordinator:  THL Aurddeilen-ap-Robet (mka.  Ray Becker) rustic_adornments@yahoo.com

If you would like to participate in the Bardic Competition, or assist with Bardic Activities, please contact the following Bardic Activities Coordinator.  Please Note:  Competition Rules will be posted to the Event Website as soon as they become available.

Bardic Activities Coordinator:  Lady Violante Valeriano (mka.  Tara Spiecker) taraspiecker@gmail.com

Day-board will be provided.
A Feast is also planned, but reservations are required.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event in any capacity, we would greatly appreciate it.  It takes a great many people to run these types of events, and we can always use people to assist marshals, serve feast, work gate, be a general runner, or be part of the clean-up crew.  Please contact the Event Steward to sign-up.  THANKS! 

Site Opens: October 20th at 5pm
Site Closes: October 22nd at 3pm

Event Website: http://www.shirewars.eastkingdom.org/

Event Location
Bashore Scout Reservation
160 Moonshine Road
Jonestown, PA  17038
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From Lancaster:  Take PA Rte.  72 north through Manheim.  Continue north to the split with US 322.  Follow US 322 west to the second traffic light.  Turn right onto PA Rte.  934.  Follow Rte.  934 north through Annville and past Lebanon Valley College.  You will pass under US 22, then pass under I-81.  Continue about 3/4 mile then turn left onto Asher Miner Road (Funck’s Family Restaurant ‘will be on the right opposite Asher Miner Rd.).  Continue about 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign.  Cross the intersection and you’ll now be on PA Rte.  443 East.  Continue about 4 miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the right.

Important Note:  Asher Miner Rd and part of PA Rte.  443 pass through Ft.  Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.  The posted speed limit is 35 mph.  Base police are very strict and will ticket for even 1 mph over the posted speed limit.

From Lebanon:  Take PA Rt.  72 north through Lebanon.  Continue to the intersection with PA Rt.  443 West.  Turn left onto PA Rt.  443.  Continue about two miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the left.

Please note that ALL cars must remain in the scout camp parking lot except for loading & unloading.

Registration Fees
Registration: Registration: 
$20 adult ($5 member discount)
$8 children (6-17)
$0 children under 6
(Family cap of $56 minus member discounts)

Camping $5 (adults)
Cabin bunk $20 (bunk reservations due by Sept 1st)

Feast: Feast:  Saturday Night only
Adults $10
Children (6-17) $5
Children under six free
Feast Cap:  80 people maximum
Feast reservations must be received by September 1st, 2017

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  Shire of Buckland Cross

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Steward:
THL Aurddeilen-ap-Robet (mka.  Ray Becker)
Shire of Buckland Cross

Deputy Event Steward:
Mistress Linette de Gallardon (mka Holly Wood)
Shire of Owlsherst

Send Reservations to:
Frank Hetherington III
Exchequer, Shire of Buckland Cross
2785 Stanwood Lane
Bensalem, PA 19020

Reservations must be received by Sept.  1st, 2017.

For each person attending, please include the following information with your reservation check:  SCA Name, Mundane name, Membership Number w/ Exp.  Date. 

We would also greatly appreciate some sort of contact info (i.e.  phone number, address, or email) in case we need to contact you about your reservation

Other Contact Information:
If you would like to be a Merchant at the event, please contact the Event Steward.

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