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Event Details
Market Day at Birka XXII **UPDATED** TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance Event date: January 28th, 2011 - January 29th, 2011
Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Manchester, NH
Event Last Modified: September 26th, 2010
Event details

The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to a Market Day at Birka XXII.  This annual event will be held on January 28-29, 2011 at the Center of New Hampshire, Radisson Hotel

Their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Maria Pagani have prepared the following activities to amuse their guests:  a large indoor market with nearly a hundred merchants, a fashion show, an A&S display, classes, children's activities, dancing, and martial activities including a heavy list bear pit tourney, fencing and youth combat.  Their Majesties of the East will also be holding Royal Court.  Prior to Royal Court, their Excellencies will be holding a Baronial Court. 

We will open gate on Friday, January 28, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The Exposition Center containing merchants will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday evening.  Gate will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am and close at 3:00 pm.  The site will reopen on Saturday, January 29, at 9:00 am.  The site closes after the Ball at 11:30pm. 

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.

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.

Hotel Information:  The site is offering a reduced room rate for event attendees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel prior to 1/1/11.  Contact the Radission directly at 603-625-1000 and mention the Society for Creative Anachronism/Birka to receive the reduced rate.

Merchant Pre-Registrations & Applications:  Merchants are an important part of our event and we welcome you.  You must apply to be a merchant.  All information will be published on our website:  http://www.birka.org

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 event web site for additional information.  We're in special need of volunteers to work gate and security.

For security contact Lord Tadgh at security@birka.org and for gate contact Lady Deirdre de Planchette exchequer@birka.org.

Thanks in advance for any offers of assistance. 

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 Mistress Fia Kareman at marshal@birka.org

Fencing and Youth fighting activities will also take place in the Armory.

Other Activities:  We are planning on having other activities, please check the website for further updates.
Site Opens: 6:00 pm Jan 28 2011
Site Closes: 11:59 PM Jan 29 2011

Event Website: www.birka.org

Event Location
Radisson Hotel - Center of New Hampshire
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 : Pre-Registration Fees (Deadline Friday, January 7, 2011):
10.00 Adult Member
15.00 Adult Non-Member
5.00 Youth (13-17)
Children (12 and under) Free
Current Proof of Membership Required at Check-In, please do not send Proof of Membership with your Pre-Registration.

At-the-Door Registration Fees:
12.00 Adult Member
17.00 Adult Non Member
6.00 Youth (13-17)
Children (12 and under) Free
(Current Proof of Membership Required at Check-In)

Feast: There will be no dayboard or feast served at Market Day at Birka.  However, there are several concession stands run by the Hotel.  Please note that vending machines run out of beverage quickly, please plan accordingly.  There are several amazing restaurants within walking distance of the event site.  Please see the Restaurant Guide found at Information Point.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord William RavenHair
mka Michael Luich
(603) 865-7147 (no calls after 11pm)

Send Reservations to:
Event Registration will open October 4, 2010 and will close January 7, 2011.

Please see the website at birka.org for preregistration information.

Other Contact Information:
Merchant Applications Open On:  October 4, 2010
Merchant Applications Close On:  November 5, 2010

The merchant's signup form will be available on the website.

For questions please contact the autocrat or merchants@birka.org

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