Black Gryphon Inn

Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ

Event date: February 22nd, 2014

Event Last Modified: February 8th, 2014

Event details

Come ye travelers, and take respite here within our humble walls!  Here in our inn, located in sunny Spain during the 16th century, we aim to pay tribute to the intrepid!

Hernan Cortes, Ferdinand Magellen, and Cristóbal Colón all had similar traits...  an intrepid heart and an adventurous spirit.  The Canton of Gryphonwald invites you to celebrate these brave explorers, dreamers, and the cultures they encountered at Black Gryphon Inn.  These men may have ventured into unknown territories but our request is much more humble.  We ask that you join us for a day of revelry, games, and exotic cuisine and perhaps find the adventurous spirit within yourself along the way. 

This day of celebration will be open to good ladies and gentles of all ages.  We shall host a variety of games including dice games played aboard ships both small and large, a reproduction of the voyages of our explorers to measure your seamanship, as well as a test of your maritime knowledge. 

Our quaint inn is also being blessed with a competition of our great Barony!  Who will be our Baronial Bardic Champion? To vie to become the Baronial Bardic Champion the competitor is requested to perform a piece about something which inspires him / her.  The performance can be spoke or sung and should be no longer than 5 minutes.  The piece may be period based or original, written either by the bard or another gentle.  Competitors should provide a brief documentation, index-card-sized, for the piece before the competition starts.

There shall be an Arts & Sciences competition which we encourage people of all interests and crafts to participate in and appreciate.

We shall also hold a Brewer's competition hosted by our very own Lord Pippin ah Beithir.  This competition shall be split into two categories, consisting of brewed libations in one arena and infused cordials in the other. 

The site is very much wet so you are welcome to bring the libation of your choice.  However the site has a strict policy that all alcoholic beverages be kept indoors. 

Site Opens: 12 noon
Site Closes: 8 pm

Event Location

Kiddie Keep Well Camp
35 Roosevelt Drive
Edison, NJ  08837
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Black Gryphon Inn will be held at the Dining Hall at Kiddie Keep Well Camp.  Please follow the appropriate directions below to arrive at the Dining Hall.

1.  From Rt.  1 South:  Follow Route 1 South to the blue and white “Menlo Park Mall” sign.  Turn Right, following that sign.  Go past the 7-11 to the traffic light.  Turn right at light onto Parsonage Rd.  Follow Parsonage Rd to the second traffic light labeled Oakwood Drive.  Turn left on to Oakwood Drive (becomes Roosevelt Dr.  at this point).  The camp is ½ mile up the road on the left side.  Take the SECOND driveway to get to the Dining Hall.  Limited parking is available behind the dining hall as well as overflow parking available directly across the street.

2.  From Rt.1 North:  Follow Route 1 North to the Parsonage Rd exit.  Follow the jug handle across Route 1 and through traffic light.  Stay on Parsonage Rd to the third traffic light labeled Oakwood Drive.  Turn left onto Oakwood Drive (becomes Roosevelt Drive at this point).  The Camp is ½ mile up the road on left side.  Follow directions above to Dining Hall.

3.  From 287:  Take 287 to Exit 1 and 1A.  Take Route 1 North and follow directions from #2 (above).

4.  From the Garden State Parkway:  Take the GSP to Exit 131 and bear Right onto Route 27.  At the first light Turn left onto Wood Ave.  Turn Right at the next light onto Thornall Drive/Middlesex Turnpike.  Turn left at the next light onto Evergreen.  This becomes Oakwood Drive.  Follow Oakwood Drive under bridges, through the next light, and across Parsonage Road.  At this point, Oakwood Drive becomes Roosevelt Dr.  Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be on the left about ½ mile pass light.  Follow directions above to Dining Hall.

5.  From the New Jersey Turnpike:  Follow NJ Turnpike to Exit 10 and take 287 North – Staying in the right lane – to Route 1 North.  Follow directions from #2 (above).

Registration Fees

Adults:  $10
Youth (age 10-17):  $5
Children (under age 10):  Free

**Note that there is a $5 surcharge for those attending who are not SCA members and/or can not provide proof of membership when checking in at the event.

All mailed reservations should be postmarked no later than February 1, 2014. 

We will have room for several merchants at our site.  The merchant fee is $5.  For information about merchanting at Black Gryphon Inn and to check on available remaining space, please contact Renny Stern at

Feast is $8.

There will be no dayboard at this event.  The menu for the feast will be posted shortly.

All mailed reservations should be postmarked no later than February 1, 2014. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc., Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Tania Yaches
aka Lady Eleanor Callaghan
140 Coburn Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Send Reservations to:

Tania Yaches
140 Coburn Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Please include your full mundane name and SCA name with your reservation fees.

Other Contact Information:

Co-Autocrat and Merchant Contact:
Renny Stern
aka Renwick a Beithir

Rae Feigin
aka Maerhild

Matthew Britton
aka Matta a Beithir