The Feast of John Barleycorn - John Barleycorn goes to war!

Hosted by Canton of Northpass - North Salem, NY

Event date: September 11th, 2015 - September 13th, 2015

Event Last Modified: August 16th, 2015

Event details

John Barleycorn has always been our patron every fall and yet his deeds in battle are sometimes forgotten as we revel!  For those who are unaware, in his younger years he was a warrior`s warrior!  He rescued madens; he led knights in battle; he was the victor of numerous tourneys; He threw axes and shot bows.  He was the champion that fought for us all before most of us were born!

In the honour of our esteemed patron, this year we will dedicate our annual party in his name to all deeds martial!  We will fight, fence, throw axes and javelins and shoot bows. We hope to add some interesting items to the many battles we traditionally hold but the headline of the event will as always be Sir Edward`s Unbelted Challenge. Fight for King, Glory, Honour, love of Lady or Lord, and of course for the most esteemed ol` Johnny Barleycorn! 

Please browse around the event website for details but rest assured we will be at the same site as recent years and beyond the martial fun we will have the food, dancing, and brewing that have been part of our annual rite for all memory as well as the A&S displays and children's activities that are more recent but no less a part of why we gather and celebrate. 

Site Opens: 7:00 PM Friday
Site Closes: 11:00 AM Sunday

Event Location

Camp Morty
201 Hawley Road
North Salem, NY  10560
Google Map


Take Route 684 to Exit 6 for Route 35. 
Go east on Route 35 for 4.4 miles to Route 121 North. 
Go left on Route 121 N for 4.5 miles then take a right onto Hawley road. 
Follow the signs to Mountain Lakes Camp (take the left by the sign and then a left at the fork). 
Go to the entrance and take a left into the campground.
The feast hall will be on the left but we will be waiting for you a bit farther in after you travel over a bridge by a lake.

The GPS coordinates are 41.309299, -73.569167 for your reference.

Registration Fees

Weekend with Feast $40 (This includes Feast Sat.  evening, a light breakfast both Sat and Sunday, as well as the afternoon dayboard on Saturday.)
If you reserve before 8/15 the cost is $5 less (so $35.)

Daytrip with Feast $20
If you reserve before 8/15 the cost is $5 less (so $15.)

Daytrip without Feast $10

$5 (no feast)
$12 (with Sat.  Feast)
Note- same cost for day trip or weekend stay. 

$2 (no feast)
$7 (with Sat.  Feast)
Note- also same cost for day trip or weekend stay.

Toddler / Babe in arms:  Free

All adult non-members will have to add the $5 non-member surcharge.  Sorry!

Due to recent change in policy we cannot offer credit card reservations.  Sorry again!

There will be a $5 late fee for all feast reservations after August 26 (including walk in /day of payments.) Apologies for the need of this extra fee. We have found it is needed to get numbers in early enough to plan.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY - Canton of Northpass

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Wilhelm of Northpass
MKA - William Bornander
8 Clark Place
Port Chester NY 10573
(845) 800 2407 (cell)

Lord Oliver de Bainbridge
Phil Clarke
3176 Decatur avenue 2F
Bronx NY 10467

Send Reservations to:

Phil Clarke
3176 Decatur avenue 2F
Bronx NY 10467

Other Contact Information:

Merchants welcome!  No additional change but please register with autocrats so we can assign space.

If you don`t tell us ahead of time you are coming we cannot guarantee we wiil be able to fit you in.