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St. Festus Faire-A Weekend of Truce from the Hundred Years War **UPDATED** Event date: September 19th, 2008 - September 21st, 2008
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Orange, CT
Event Last Modified: January 28th, 2008
 
Event details
Event Website
http://dragonshiphaven.eastkingdom.org/stfestus/

The Barony of Dragonship would like to welcome you to St.  Festus Faire, a weekend truce from the Hundred Years War.  The weekend of September 19th-21st will be a weekend of camping, a Pas D'Armes Tourney, A Glorious Feast, A Laurel's Challenge, an Arts and Sciences Competition, youth fighting, a bardic circle, and lots of fun. 

The site offers both cabin and tenting space, see below for information on both and prices for the cabins.

Please check the our website for more details the activities we're planning.  We welcome you and hope to see you there!

There will be a filling day board offered on Saturday afternoon for everyone attending.
We will be offering a fine period feast on Saturday evening.  space is limited to 60, so please pre-register.
We will also be offering a breakfast on Sunday morning for $5.00.  We will do a final breakfast count on Saturday evening so please be sure to let us know if you plan to join us.

TENTING, CABINS AND GENERAL SITE RULES
TENTING
Our site features some level lightly wooded spots near and around the cabins.  As a routine precaution, campers are advised to check their chosen area for undesirable insect and plant life which may have stubbornly persisted to exist despite the best efforts of the site staff.  All tenting space will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

CABINS
Cabins of various sizes are available for a fee for the weekend.  The cabins all feature electricity, shuttered windows, and bunks; some cabins feature working fireplaces.  The bunk beds can be moved around any way you would like, but cabins must be put back at the end of weekend.  In order to have use of a cabin you must pre-register your group.  Cabins will go on a first come first serve basis. 

*NOTE* You Must Pre-Register to ensure a cabin.  Cabins will come with an approximate number of bunks according to size of the cabin.

Please send requests for cabin rental with your pre-registration, specify the size cabin you want.  If we no longer have the size cabin you requested, we will attempt to contact you to see if you are interested in an alternate choice, or to let you know there is nothing available.  If there are no cabins available, we will return your cabin rental check to you.

Cabin Rental Information:
Small (sleeps 4-6) $55
Medium (sleeps 6-8) $70
Large (sleeps 8-10) $85

BATHING AND REFRESHMENT FACILITIES
There is running hot water and shower stalls for showering, as well as flush toilets located in the bathhouse. 

VEHICLES
Vehicles are permitted on the tenting and cabin grounds for unloading.  We will allow vehicles to unload gear to the list field on Saturday until 11 a.m.  All vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas. 

SITE RULES
* No ground fires are permitted. 
* The site is discreetly damp.  Consumption of alcohol is allowed with adherence to mundane laws. 
* Barrels will be available for the disposal of rubbish at various points throughout the site; guests are asked to utilize these for all rubbish. 
* No unaccompanied minors will be allowed at this event.  Minors who attend with an adult other than their parent must have a Medical Authorization for Minors Form, with them. 
* Dispose of hot charcoal and ashes in hot coal box provided at amphitheater site.
* No firearms or ammunition may be brought to camp.
* No fireworks are allowed in camp. 
* No open flames in tents. 
* No coal or charcoal or softwoods to be used in camp stoves. 
* Do not dig, pick, cut or destroy any live plants. 
* Do not throw anything into the river. 
* Do not litter the grounds. 
* Do not disturb wildlife or their habitats. 
* Do not cut any wood or trees on the premises.


Pre-Reg Info
Pre-registrations must specify the following:
1. The mundane names of everyone, including children, who are being registered.  Any reservations without the appropriate number of individual mundane names will be returned. 
2. For each adult, specify whether a member or a non-member. 
3. The ages of the children. 
4. For each person on your list, indicate the site fee category, day or weekend
5. Specifically state if you are reserving for feast. 

Pre-registrations must include:
1. The above information. 
2. A check made out to “SCA Inc – Barony of Dragonship Haven” for the total amount of your pre-registration.  The check must have your name, address, and phone number on the face of the check. 
Please Note:  If you are also renting a cabin, you must include a separate check for the cabin rental.  Checks must be in $US. 
3. A SASE if you would like your confirmation mailed to you or your email address if you would like it emailed.  Please Note:  This confirmation will help you get through the gate faster.  It will also indicate if you are missing any information, owe any money, or due a refund. 
4 .If you are a non-member, or don't have a “blue card”, you should include the Adult Waiver, http://www.sca.org/docs/adltwaiv.pdf
5. If your children don't have “blue cards”, you should fill out either the Children's Waiver, http://www.sca.org/docs/chldwaiv.pdf , or the Family Waiver, http://www.sca.org/docs/waiver_minor_family.pdf , if you have more than one child. 
6. If you have “blue cards”, and can make color copies, then you can send the copies with your reservation.  Otherwise, you will need to show your “blue cards” with your confirmation at the gate. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
No unaccompanied minors will be allowed at this event.  Minors who attend with an adult other than their parent must have a Medical Authorization for Minors Form, http://www.sca.org/docs/treatminor.pdf , with them.

Site Opens: Friday @ 4 p.m.
Site Closes: Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Event Website: http://dragonshiphaven.eastkingdom.org/stfestus/index.html

 
Event Location
Camp Cedar Crest
866 Mapledale Road
Orange, CT  06477

Directions:
From New Haven:

1.  Take Route 34 (Derby Ave) west heading toward Derby
2.  From the intersection of Derby Ave.  and E.T.  Grasso Boulevard note your mileage.  You will travel west on Rte.  34 for about 4 miles.
3.  Landmarks you will pass along the way will be the Ravens Stadium on the left; a Nissan car dealer on the left; then Maltby Lakes and a Mobil gas station on the right.
4.  At the end of these 4 miles, you will come to the intersection with Orange Center Road.
5.  There is a gray building on the right hand corner (a flower shop).
6.  As you pass through this traffic light, immediately get into the left -hand lane (you will see a green sign on the left-hand side with says Junction 15).
7.  Immediately after this sign you will take a left -hand turn which is Mapledale Road.
(If you come to an entrance rap for the Merritt Parkway, you have gone too far.)
You will pass 4 houses on the right.
8.  After the houses, at the bottom of a small hill, on your right is a brown sign that says Camp Cedarcrest.  Go past this sign and one house.
The entrance to the main parking lot for the camp is immediately past the house.
The driveway is between two white pillars on your right.

From Merrit Parkway

1.  If you are traveling on 15 South, get off at Exit 57 ( West Haven – Orange).  Take you second right onto Mapledale Road.
2.  If you are traveling on 15 North, take Exit 57 ( West Haven – Orange).  Turn left on Rte.  34.  Take your second right onto Mapledale Road.
3.  You will pass 4 houses on your right.
4.  After the houses, at the bottom of a small hill, on your right is a brown sign that says Camp Cedarcrest.  Go past this sign and one house.
The entrance to the main parking lot for the Camp is immediately past the house.
The driveway is between two white pillars on your right.

 
Event Fees
Site : Fees Pre-Register:
Weekend: 
Adult:  $30.00
Youth (10-17):  $20.00
Child (2-9):  $10.00
Babes in Arms (0-1):  $ 0.00

Day:
Adult:  $12.00
Youth (10-17):  $ 8.00
Child (2-9):  $ 4.00
Babes in Arms (0-1):  $ 0.00

At the Door:
Weekend: 
Adult:  $32.00
Youth (10-17):  $22.00
Child (2-9):  $12.00
Babes in Arms (0-1):  $ 0.00

Day:
Adult:  $14.00
Youth (10-17):  $10.00
Child (2-9):  $ 6.00
Babes in Arms (0-1):  $ 0.00


There will be a $3 surcharge for all non-members.

Feast: Feast: 
The feast fee will be $15 for all who attend.

Sunday Breakfast:
There will be a $5 fee for Sunday breakfast if you plan to join us please let us know by Saturday night.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc Barony of Dragonship Haven

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Rosette de Rhiems
E-Mail:  RosettedeRhiems@cox.net
Telephone:  (203) 440-2582

Baron Adhemar de Villarquemada
E-Mail:  SProctor@pobox.com
Telephone:  (203) 671-2092

Send Reservations to:
Lady Joan of Coggshall
JoAnne Giblin
28313 Town Walk Drive
Hamden, CT 06518
E-Mail:  JoAnneGiblin@sbcglobal.net
Telephone:  (203) 631-4971

Other Contact Information:
Provost of Merchants:
Lady Lettice Peyton of Ashdowne
E-mail:  ladypeyton@yahoo.com
Telephone:  (203) 494-9569
*PLEASE NOTE* Lady Peyton prefers e-mail contact only, please contact her via e-mail only, unless you are incapable of doing so.

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