Artisans' Village

Hosted by Shire of Hartshorn-dale - Willow Grove, PA

Event date: June 3rd, 2016 - June 5th, 2016

Event Last Modified: April 21st, 2016

Event details

The Shire of Hartshorn-dale would like to extend an invitation to you to our Artisans' Village.  This is a place for all to gather and enjoy the arts and sciences practiced throughout the land. 

The Village
Each area of the village will house one category of artisan, such as glass workers, cooks and brewers, fiber artists, metal workers, and many more.  Within each area, all are welcome to come and join their fellow artisans and work on projects in the company of friends.  There will also be classes scheduled throughout the weekend, both in the village areas as well as in a centralized class area.  If you are interested in running or being part of an artisan area or teaching a class, please contact Lady Elysabeth Underhill, at

This event is being presented with the support of the East Kingdom University, which will help offset the costs of demonstrating the different arts.  Each area will have a coordinator to help make sure each area has whatever tables and spaces the artisans need.  The coordinator will also help find artisans to participate in the region.  The schedule will be posted on the website, before the event.

The Challenge and Display
In addition to the day of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, there are challenges to be given and challenges to be met.  Anyone is welcome to submit a challenge, and all are encouraged to take up the challenges.  In the past we have had a wide array of challenges, with examples such as create a period bow string and create a scroll blank and donate it to the kingdom.  For a complete list of previous years challenges, visit

The challenges will be posted on the website, as they are submitted, so please check back frequently.  Please submit your challenge to the challenge coordinator, Baroness Isabelle de Montreuil sur Mer, at by March 1st, 2016.  There will be a time allotted in the schedule for those who have issues challenges to get feedback and show off their work, so they will not miss any other parts of the event.

For those interested in camping, there is ample space for tents and light meals on Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings are included in the camping fee.  Please pre-register if you are planning on camping, so the best allotment of space can be determined. 
A dayboard will be provided on Saturday and Sunday afternoon for all who attend.  There will also be a buffet style feast served inside on Saturday evening, which is limited to 100 people so pre-registration is recommended.  There is additional seating available for off-board eating Please contact Baron Mael Eoin with any food concerns at

Merchants are encouraged to attend, and there is no additional cost.  Please contact the merchant coordinator, Andrew Schickard at

For all other questions or concerns email

Site Opens: 5pm
Site Closes: 3pm

Event Location

Willow Grove Day Camp
3400 Davisville Rd.
Willow Grove, PA  19090
Google Map


Take the PA Turnpike to exit 343 (PA - 611) towards Doylestown
Merge onto PA - 611 North go 0.1 miles
Sharp right onto Mill Rd.  go 0.9 miles
Turn right onto PA-263 South / South York Rd go 0.2 miles
Turn left onto Terwood Rd.  go 0.6 miles
Turn left onto Davisville Rd go 0.4 miles
The Willow Grove Day Camp is on the left

Registration Fees

Adult= $20
Adult with SCA Membership= $15
Children with SCA Membership (6-17) = $10
Children 5 and under= Free

$5 per person

Family Max no camping $50
Family max camping $60

Feast $10
Feast Cap:  100 people
Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-PA Inc.  Shire of Hartshorn-dale

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Naomi Hampson
Naomi bat Avraham

Send Reservations to:

Naomi Hampson
Naomi bat Avraham
47 Eastwood Rd.
Berwyn, PA 19312

Other Contact Information:

Merchant Coodinator:
Andrew Schickard