Market Day at Birka XXIV

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Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Manchester, NH

Event date: January 25th, 2013 - January 26th, 2013

Event Last Modified: October 6th, 2012

Event details

The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to a Market Day at Birka XXIV!  This annual event will be held on January 25-26, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Maria Pagani, have arranged for the following activities to amuse their guests:  a large indoor market with nearly a hundred merchants, a Ball *and* a Hafla, an A&S display, classes, and martial activities including a heavy list bear pit tourney, fencing and youth combat. 

Additionally, Their Majesties of the East will also be holding Royal Court and Their Excellencies will be holding a Baronial Court. 

General Information:

Hotel Information:  The site is offering a reduced room rate for event attendees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel prior to 1/1/13.  Contact the Radisson directly at 603-625-1000 and mention the SCA/Birka to receive the reduced rate.

Merchants:  Merchants are an important part of our event and we welcome you.  Etain de Nacoillte will be the Merchant Coordinator and can be contacted at  All information needed to apply to be a Merchant will be published on our website:

Classes/Meetings:  If you are interested in teaching a class or require meeting space, please contact Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at or

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 Lord William RavenHair at

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.

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

Thanks in advance for any offers of assistance. 

Site Opens: January 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Site Closes: January 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Event Website

Event Location

Radisson Hotel - Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101
Google Map


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.

Registration Fees

** Event Registration will open October 1, 2012 and will close January 10, 2013.**

Pre-Registration Adult (Member)- $10.00
Pre-Registration Adult (Non-Member) - $15.00
Pre-Registration Youth (13-17) - $5.00
Pre-Registration Child (newborn-12) - Free

At the Door Adult (Member) - $12.00
At the Door Adult (Non-Member) - $17.00
At the Door Youth (13-17) - $6.00
At the Door Child (newborn-12) - Free

There will be no dayboard or feast served at Market Day at Birka.  However, there are several concession stands run by the Hotel, and a restaurant on-site.  Additionally, there are many restaurants within walking distance.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NH, Inc.  - Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mistress Fia Kareman
(Amy Begnoche)
(207) 632-2048 - no calls after 9:00 pm

Send Reservations to:

Lady Deidre dePlanchet
(Jeanne McCarron)
P.O.  Box 261
Hampstead, NH 03841
(603) 329-5265 - no calls after 9:00 pm

Other Contact Information:

For additional information or to Volunteer, please contact the following:

Merchants:  Etain de Nacoillte at

Pre-Registration or to volunteer at Gate:  Lady Deirdre dePlanchet at

Martial Activities:  Lord William RavenHair at

Classes:  Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at

Meetings:  Lady Tomyris of Stonemarche at