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Event Details
Beltaine Brew and Brawl **UPDATED** Event date: April 30th, 2004 - May 2nd, 2004
Hosted by Canton of Black Icorndall - Gradyville (Delaware County), PA
Event Last Modified: April 27th, 2004
Event details
Light the Beltaine fires and let them burn all the weekend long.  Come join the new canton in the Barony of Bhakail as we celebrate our first event, and there's even camping. 

There will be many activites from A&S classes, in at least 4 different tracks, including a BREWERS UNIVERSITY!!!  Marshalled activities and tournies(heavy, fencing, archery and thrown weapons).  A bonfire will be lit Friday evening and burn through Saturday.  A brewing competition will be held Saturday and a lottery will be held to win a chance to be a guest judge. 

A baronial court, for Their Excellences Lorcan Dracontius and Scheherazade al-Zahira will be held during feast.  Which will be prepared by Lord Bilgisayar Tajir al-Hisoon and his lovely wife, Fiona.  Dayboard will also be offered on Saturday.  A tavern will be open on site in the evenings, please bring a photo ID, anyone under 21 will not be allowed in the tavern.

Merchants are welcome and space is almost unlimited, please contact the Merchant-o-crat.  All merchants are asked to sell their wares in the merchant area only. 

Ample camping space is available.  Group camping is readily available and encouraged.  (Think mini-Pennsic!) Fire pits will be allowed in camps, but must be attended at all times.  Please bring fire extingushers if you plan to have a fire in your encampment.

Consult the canton's website for a updated class listing.

Water is available on site for solar shower bags.  There may also be passes sold for hot showers at the local YMCA. 

This is a tradional Beltaine festival being held in a sheep pasture.  (consider this a warning!)

Site Rules:
1.  Pets are welcome and must be leashed at all times
2.  Parents will be asked to donate time to the children's activities; children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
3.  Cars are only allowed to unload in the camping or merchant areas; please unload and move your vehicle to the parking lot
4.  The tavern will be open to those 21 and older, please have a photo id
5.  Fire pits must be supervised at all times, if you are the last awake or the last to leave in your camp, please extinguish the fire
6.  Do not throw anything into the bonfire!
7.  Do not throw anything into the pond, including yourself
8.  Please do not feed the animals
9.  Bartenders reserve the right not to serve anyone whom they feel is too intoxicated
10.  Please respect the boundries of the marshalled areas
11.  Any problems or questions should be addressed with the autocrat or her deputies
Site Opens: 5 pm Friday
Site Closes: 3 pm Sunday

Event Website: http://www.pennib.net/FeoragDubh/Beltaine.asp

Event Location
Arasapha Farms
1835 Middletown Road (Rt. 352)
Gradyville (Delaware County), PA  19039

From PHILADELPHIA, take I-95 south to Rt 476 north (Plymouth Meeting) Get off at exit 5, Rt 1.  Cross over and make a left onto Rt 1 south.  Follow signs to Rt 352 north (Penn State Campus) We are 5 miles on right. 

From WILMINGTON, DE, take Rt 202 north.  Cross Rt 1 then make a right onto Rt 926 east.  (There is a detour on rt 926, which will bring you around and onto Rt 352.)Stay on Rt 352 south, you will pass where Rt 926 intersects Rt 352.  We are 1/2 mile on left.

From LANCASTER/HARRISBURG area take the PA turnpike east to exit 23, (West Chester/Exton) Take Rt 100 south.  Rt 100 turns into Rt 202 south.  Get off at the Rt 3 exit and stay right, onto Rt 3 east.  Go 5 miles and turn right onto Rt 352 south.  We are 2 1/2 miles on the left. 

From ALLENTOWN and NORTH, take Rt 476 south to exit 5.  Take Rt 1 south to Rt 352 north.  We are 5 miles on right. 

From SOUTH JERSEY, take Rt 322 west to the Commodore Barry bridge.  Take I-95 north to Rt 476 north.  Take Rt 476 north to exit 5.  Take Rt 1 south to Rt 352 north.  We are 5 miles on right.

Once on-site you will directed to Troll by signs and security.  Please check in with Troll before going into the camping area.

Event Fees
Site : Site fees:  Pre Reg:  $15 - Adult, $8 children 2-12, under 2 free. 

At the Door:  $18 - Adult, $10 - Children 2-12, under 2 free at the door. 

Site fee includes a dayboard on Saturday.  A $3 surcharge will be added for non-members.  Please include a copy of membership cards with registration.

Cancelations and/or requests for refunds must be received by the Reservation Clerk no later than Tuesday April 27, 2004 at midnight.  After that date/time no refunds will be offered.

The only reservation is a PAID reseration.  We will not hold reservations without money. 

Merchants are asked to make a donation to the canton in lieu of merchant fees.

Feast: Feast Saturday night - $8 Feast is available by Pre-registration only. There will be NO feast space available at the door. 

Breakfast will be served Sunday morning to benefit the East Kingdom Travel Fund. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Melodie de l'ours blanc
(mka Gina Porter)
300 West Baltimore Ave
Third Floor
Media, Pa 19063
Home - 484-444-0780 (no calls after 10pm or before 8am, please)
Cell - 610-633-0073 (anytime)

Sayidata (Lady) Jamilia Suba al-Hadid
mka Penni Bacheler
571 Mount Alverno Road
Media, PA 19063-5409
610-565-6661 (evenings before 9pm)
610-209-2101 (cell 9am-9pm)

Lord Adolphus Xavier Benner
(mka David Smith)

Send Reservations to:
Damiana Almodóvar
(mka) Joy Rogers Gómez-Farrow
18 West Felton Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
home phone:  610-521-6701 (not after 10 pm)
email:  gomezfaj@pobox.upenn.edu
work fax:  215-898-0488 (use mundane name)

Other Contact Information:
Childrens activites:  Contct Lady Jamilia jamilia@pennib.com

Merchants:  Contact William Fitzwater merccrat@dvol.com

A&S classes: 
Please see the event website

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